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How To Safely Remove Artex & How Dangerous Is it?

Asbestos was commonly used in ceilings up until the 1980s when its use was banned due to its health risks. If your property was built before this time, there is a good chance that original ceilings and walls artex could contain asbestos. You should always use a wet working removal system to remove artex as this prevents the dangerous asbestos dust particle from escaping into the air and being breathed in through your nose and mouth.

If you do have asbestos in your artex, ceiling or wall covering, it is important not to panic, as it’s only dangerous if you come in contact with the dust particles if it is disturbed. As long as the artex is in good condition and left undisturbed with no cracks, there is no risk to your health. If you need to remove or repair your artex ceiling, we would advise that you speak to a professional who has experience dealing with asbestos or you should use our wet working removal system X-Tex Artex Remover.

If you are looking to remove wall or ceiling coverings whether they contain asbestos or not, you can use Eco Solutions X Tex Artex Remover safely and without the worry of asbestos poisoning. X Tex uses a working wet system and this means whilst removing the wall or ceiling covering there will be no dangerous dust fibres as the covering always remains wet. Getting a professional in to remove ceiling and wall coverings containing asbestos can be tricky, to find someone as well as the costs of someone doing this for you in a safe way. 

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Beautiful Graffiti Artwork: The Work of Banksy

Banksy is one of the most well-known graffiti artists in the world. His work can be found on buildings, walls, and bridges in towns and cities all over the UK and across the world. Banksy’s art is often political or social commentary, and it always manages to provoke thought and conversation.

While Banksy’s identity remains a mystery, there are some things that we do know about him. For instance, he was born in Bristol, England in 1974. He began his career as a graffiti artist in the early 1990s when he started spray painting stencils on walls around Bristol. In 2003, he gained worldwide attention for his series of playful and subversive street artworks in London.

Banksy’s art is unique in that it often employs humour to make its point. Whether he is critiquing capitalism or war, there is always an element of wit present in his work. This has endeared him to many fans who appreciate both the beauty and message of his art.

If Banksy created his artwork on your property then I’m sure that you would be over the moon, however, any other graffiti is normally an eyesore and you would want to remove it quickly. Eco Solutions solvent-free Graffiti Go is a safe and efficient way of removing graffiti from surfaces and materials and is used by thousands of people over the world.

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Graffiti Go: Effective & Safe Graffiti Removal Would you like to know about effective and safe graffiti removal? Read on to learn everything that you need to know on the subject. In the United Kingdom, a survey revealed graffiti affects more people than other forms of vandalism. That includes smashed windows, arson, and car damage. Graffiti is often an … Read more

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Selling Your Home? Why You Need To Remove The Artex Discussed by Eco Solutions

Artex was around a lot in the ’70s and ’80s and was actually an interior design must in those times. It is a surface coating that was used and still sometimes used for decorating. It allows a professional plasterer or decorator to add raised texture and patterns to ceilings or walls. The name Artex is a trademark of Artex Ltd, which is a UK company, there are other similar products out there, however, Artex has become the name used across the board for all of these products. Textured wall, ceiling removal is difficult and can be dangerous if you don’t use the right wet system removal product like X-Tex.

Artex is associated with asbestos and until 2000 Artex and other textured wall coverings contained asbestos which is a dangerous substance. Asbestos is a term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres, which if inhaled can damage your lungs and cause other serious diseases immediately or in the long term if exposed to it.

Artex was originally made with white asbestos which was used to strengthen and harden it. Artex (the company) stopped using asbestos in the mid-80s, however, other manufacturers may have continued to use it up until it became illegal for asbestos to be used in these types of products in 2000.

Asbestos is only harmful when it is in powder form and it should pose no risk when it is undisturbed. For example, when it is being sanded and removed this is when the dust particles can be extremely dangerous. Using Eco Solutions X-Tex Artex Removal Product means you are using a wet working removal system and you will not be put at risk of asbestos poising or harmful dust particles. If the house was built prior to 2000 it is likely it will contain asbestos.

If you are removing non-asbestos textured wall or ceiling coatings it can still expose you to dust particles which can still be harmful to your lungs, however, using the Eco Solutions X-Tex Wet Removal System means you won’t be exposed to any harmful dust particles.

Eco Solutions X-Tex Artex Removal Product is a wet system removal product meaning you aren’t exposed to harmful dust and, or asbestos fibres, it is non-toxic and it easily and safely removes textured ceiling or wall coverings. X-Tex is used by many professionals for Artex removal and textured wall and ceiling covering removal whether it contains asbestos or not.

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Best Ways to Remove Graffiti, Paint and Permanent Marker

Any sort of graffiti paint or permanent marker on your own property or in a public place is unsightly and often quite upsetting so we’ve put together some hints and tips on the best methods to Remove Graffiti, Paint and Permanent Marker, as well giving you examples how our quick, safe, water-based and non-toxic specialist Graffiti Go product can help.

If you can it’s best to remove and clean graffiti away as quickly as you can (within 24-48 hours) as studies have shown that this is the best prevention strategy for any budding vandals.

How can you prevent Graffiti vandalism?

  • Report any graffiti immediately to your local police (Call 101)
  • Remove and clean graffiti away quickly as this shows you care about your property. It also discourages a graffiti artist from doing it again as it doesn’t give them the recognition they are looking for
  • Choose darker colours for walls and fences as this means their graffiti won’t stand out less and doesn’t give them the quick and easy recognition they are looking for
  • Install motion active lights as these are a real deterrent in the evenings
  • Install motion active cameras, again these are a positive deterrent
  • Plant thorny plants and vegetation in front of walls and fences offer easy access for people to spray graffiti on or plant even vine plants that attach to your walls or fences
  • Install gates, locks and fences wherever possible to prevent graffiti vandals from accessing your property
  • Work with your local community, police, local authorities and schools to discuss how graffiti can be prevented and how it impacts your community
  • Ask the local schools to talk to their pupils about graffiti and the negative impacts it has on homeowners, businesses and their local community
  • Get involved with, or even start a neighbourhood watch scheme for your area and work together to agree on how you can prevent graffiti as well as highlight how graffiti impacts the community negatively

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Find out everything you need to know with our Clean & Remove Hints & Tips

We have all had those dreaded times when you have been painting and the paint has splashed onto something it shouldn’t have, you have burnt the bottom of your iron or you have left the kids for a minute doing crafts and you have come back and there is glue on your dining room table or they have drawn a masterpiece (in their eyes!) on your sofa. Well, don’t worry we have included some of the cleaning nightmares you may have had in our Clean & Remove Hints & Tips including some traditional ways for cleaning as well as the best Eco Solution Product to remove anything you need to.

How to remove crayon from your painted walls

Have you ever left your children for just a minute and come back and they have drawn a crayon masterpiece on your walls, bath, table or patio slabs? If you have then you will understand the dread of how you will remove it. If you paint over crayon on a painted wall when the paint dries you will still see it underneath and if you try to wash it with soap on a fabric material the soap won’t lift the waxy crayon away from the cloth.

So this is one we haven’t tried ourselves and it may well be an old wives tale but, rub some mayonnaise on the crayon marks and let it soak in for several minutes and then wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth. We aren’t sure though if this will leave a grease mark though so we wouldn’t advise that you use this method on fabric.

Our tried and tested solution is to use Eco Solutions Grime Go. Simply spray the water-based solution on the area, leave for 5 minutes and wipe clean. If the crayon is deeply engrained then you may need to do it a couple of times for the crayon to lift and be wiped away.

How to Remove Wax

We have probably all done it, you light a lovely smelling candle and the hot wax drips onto your floor, dining room table, kitchen worktop or garden table.

Hot wax isn’t hot enough to damage your furniture or worktop, however, the colour of the candle can leave stains on surfaces so you need to remove it as quickly as you can. The tricky part is removing it without scratching the surface it’s on, so we would advise you not to scrape it off when the wax is hard.

Some people say you should soften the dried wax with a hairdryer on a low to medium heat, always keeping the hairdryer 3 to 4 inches away from the surface so you don’t make any further marks. when the wax is soft blot it with a soft cloth. Next, mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1 cup of water and dip a soft cloth into the mixture and gently wipe away any of the wax left. This should clean the wax away and you can then clean your surface with your normal cleaner. The downside to this solution is the vinegar will leave a strong smell which will linger around for a long time and it doesn’t always lift the wax from the deeper grains of the surface.

Eco Solutions GrimeGo! is the perfect and easy cleaning solution for this job, you simply soften the wax with a hairdryer, again not on a hot setting, blot as much of it as you can away and then spray the softened wax with Grime Go. Leave it to work its wonders for a few minutes and then wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. It really is that easy.

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