Part I – The Test

Yesterday we tried out, and compared, every paint stripper available in the Irish market. 

What we learned so far:

All paint strippers are not equal: there is a huge difference in performance, speed, effectiveness, smell, solvent emissions, etc. If it’s called a ‘Paint Stripper’ then it will strip paint but some strippers will leave a spotless surface while others will require a fair amount of elbow grease and scraping to remove the paint.

Some strippers are still quite toxic and contain a lot of solvents, while some new stripper brands are totally eco and just as effective, if not more effective, than the old market leaders. 

More on this in Part II below as it was beyond impossible to fit all of this into just a few minutes.

Part 2- The Results

The Finale! This is part 2 of Testing Paint Strippers, where we identify which products gave us the top results!

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Paint Remover FAQ’s discussed by Eco Solutions

When you want to redecorate and you need to remove the paint or surface on a wall or ceiling it is a tough job and you need to know everything you can to make sure you don’t make it harder for yourself. Our Paint Remover FAQ’s will tell you everything you need to know before you start the job which will make your preparation easy and enjoyable.

What is Paint Remover?

Paint removers are also referred to as paint strippers and its purpose is to remove layers of paint, varnish or coatings from a surface whilst also cleaning the underlying surface. Using paint remover is often quicker than sanding a surface down, it enables you to get into awkward areas and doesn’t create dust. It can be used for personal and trade use and is now used a lot for upcycling furniture although be aware that a lot of paint removers contain a lot of harmful chemicals and toxins.

What does Paint Remover do?

Paint Removers do exactly what it says and removes paint from a surface including floors, doors, doors frames and furniture inside or out.

Why would you need to use Paint Remover?

If you don’t remove the old layers of paint on a surface first then when you apply a coat of paint the surface won’t be smooth and flat and the old layers of paint will lift and flake which will lift and flake your new layers.

What can Paint Remover be used on?

Paint removers can be used on wood, metal and masonry. We would always advise that you do a patch test in an area that won’t be seen before you start to ensure it doesn’t damage or mark the surface you want to refresh.

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