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Dichloromethane and the Ozone Layer

June 30, 2017
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How dichloromethane is stymieing efforts to restore the ozone layer Back in 1985, we first knew about the hole in our ozone layer which protects us from the sun’s UV rays. With a hole in the ozone layer, this enables…

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In Video: Bed Frame Restoration Clips

June 15, 2017
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A collection of bed frame restoration clips We at Premium Doors and Furniture among our furniture stripping projects cover bedrooms. Not only bedroom furniture, but also antique bed frames. Reflecting this, we have before your very eyes, a collection of…

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Chippendale Settee Loveseat (Stripping blog post image by James Marvin Phelps)

The Joy of Stripped Furniture

June 13, 2017
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How stripped furniture – upcycled or restored to its former glory – is a more environmentally friendly alternative to buying new furniture Usually, new furniture doesn’t last as long as antique furniture. You could buy an antique wardrobe that is…

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Furniture stripping or staining image by Freedom Studio (via Shutterstock).

Video: Furniture Stripping or Staining?

June 2, 2017
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Should you strip or stain your furniture? We at Premium Doors and Furniture do a good line in furniture stripping and stripping. You may wonder whether your beloved chair needs to have its coating stripped, or a staining. The first…

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Douglas DC3 image by Straight 8 Photography (via Shutterstock).

How Lasers Strip Paint from Aircraft

May 30, 2017
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How lasers are used in the paint stripping of aircraft The paint stripping of aircraft needs to take place every five to eight years. That way, your aeroplane will be given a fresh coat of paint and is properly maintained….

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Sodablast image by Soodapuhallus.

What is Soda Blasting?

May 19, 2017
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How soda blasting is used in furniture stripping Soda blasting has gained popularity as a non-toxic stripping material. It is used on masonry, steel, aluminium, fibreglass, and carbon fibre. In many cases, it is a viable alternative to chemical based…

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Antarctica repainting image by Mariusz Potocki (via Shutterstock).

Hillary’s Hut Repainting Wins Award

May 11, 2017
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The TAE/IGY Hut – Also known as Hillary’s Hut, the TAE/IGY Hut picks up an international award at the 31st Dulux Colour Awards in Melbourne for its repainting work. This year, an Antarctic landmark has picked up the International prize…

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Paint stripping tubs image by Kamol Jindamanee (via Shutterstock).

Paint Stripper Chemicals Found in E-cigs

May 3, 2017
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The risks of Benzene, associated with paint stripper and similar chemicals are used in e-cigs There are some schools of thought where smoking e-cigs are seen to be safer than tobacco. For a start, Public Health England says vaping is…

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Stripping lead paint image by D. Townsend (via Shutterstock).

Stripping Lead Paint

April 26, 2017
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About stripping lead paint and the safety measures you need to take Before 1992 in the UK, our paint used to have lead. For example, in white primer and topcoat paint, substantial amounts of lead used to form part of…

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Shabby chic restoration image by Anna Chavdar (via Shutterstock).

Shabby Chic Furniture Stripping Videos

April 19, 2017
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A look at how shabby chic furniture can be stripped and stained Shabby chic: you either love it or you hate it. You might be a purist and insist on having your dressing table or sideboard stained and restored. Or…

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