Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau – Dick Strawbridge and his partner bring an abandoned French chateau back to life?
“We inherited a significant amount of lead paint. The most effective but benign way to remove it came from Ecosolutions www.ecosolutions.co.uk It was messy and hard work but keeping the stripped paint in solution was safer.”
Lead paint is one of the major sources of lead in older houses. It is recorded that about two-thirds of the homes built before 1940, and one-half of the homes built from 1940 to 1960 have been decorated with lead-based paint. Some homes built in the 60’s and early 70’s may also contain some lead too.
In the interests of safety it is not recommend to sand down or burn off paint from internal or external surfaces of a house unless you can be sure the paint does not contain lead.
DON’T JUST BELIEVE THE STRIPPER MANUFACTURER – ENSURE YOU GET INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. WE DO. AN INDEPENDENT RISK ASSESSMENT FOR BRITISH TELECOM BY THE INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE FOR LEAD EXPOSURE SHOWED THAT USING ECO SOLUTIONS’ TECHNOLOGY THE SAMPLES COLLECTED TO DETERMINE THE EXPOSURE TO AIRBORNE TOTAL DUST, SHOWED AVERAGE TOTAL CONCENTRATIONS OF APPROXIMATELY 1/10 TH OF THE LEAD IN AIR STANDARD. RESULTS FOR INORGANIC LEAD SHOWED PERSONAL CONCENTRATIONS TO BE BELOW 0.01 MG/M3 (IOM 2006)
Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is a “working wet system” that keeps the paint wet at all times and significantly reducing any risk of dust