Non Toxic Paint Stripping Alternatives

A look at non toxic paint stripping solutions

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If life gives you lemons, baking soda is a good non toxic paint stripper for stripping away paint off steel surfaces. For example, Crittall window frames. Image by JPC-PROD (via Shutterstock).

For the time being at least, the United Kingdom is a Methylene Chloride free zone as far as paint stripper is concerned. Whether or not DCMs will remain a banned chemical post-Brexit remains to be seen. Apart from that, it is worthy to look at the non toxic alternatives. Today’s NitroMors formula, for example, lacks the toxic DCMs which some people say has reduced its effectiveness.

Even with non toxic paint stripping agents, you still need to keep your home or workshop well ventilated. Which is common sense of course.

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Speedheater Cobra: for Wood Stripping Tool?

Is the Speedheater Cobra a game changer for chemical-free wood stripping?

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A beautifully stripped row of houses in Whitstable, Kent. A job within the capabilities of the Speedheater Cobra? Image by Padmayogini (via Shutterstock).

On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, there is one tool that has taken the wood stripping world by storm. So much so that it has been flying off the shelves. Eco-Strip’s Speedheater Cobra is that very tool. The electric paint stripper offers a non-toxic method of wood stripping. It can strip off lead paint without the fumes.

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