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Paint Strippers: New, Easy, and Safer Ways

Paint Strippers: New, Easy, and Safer Ways

It used to be that to strip paint or urethane required very toxic solvent-based strippers known to cause harm to the kidneys and liver and the environment. Dependence on these products for such tough jobs as paint removal has been completely eliminated, thanks to some new products on the market that really work. Best yet, they donít require elbow grease and hours of scraping. Protect your health and that of the planet:

Soy Paint Strippers

Soy Gel: Professional paint stripper. Ideal for lead-based paints, urethane coatings. Safer for you: no odor, non-toxic. Non-evaporative. Saves labor. Longer lift time. No neutralizing.

SoyClean Paint Stripper is a natural, soy-based, non-toxic product for effective removal of paint, shellac, varnish and acrylic lacquer from furniture, auto, marine and most wood and metal surfaces. SoyClean Graffitti is a similar product that works to remove graffiti.
Soy Paint Strippers

30 Second Infrared Paint Removal Method

This tool uses infrared heat to soften paint and varnish. After the substance is quickly scraped off you can prime and paint immediately.
Infrared Methods

This same company produces a linseed-based solvent-free paint. The semi-gloss exterior and interior linseed paint has no chemical emissions. It is free of additives, preservatives and any petroleum products. 100% dry weight – nothing evaporates from the can. Use the same paint for primer, undercoat and topcoat. The paint covers twice the surface compared to conventional petroleum and acrylic paint. Drying time is approximately 24 hours at room temperature.
Solvent Free Paint.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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6:15AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

All infrared paint strippers on the market are not of the same safety and quality. Google Infrared paint strippers and check them all before you buy.

1:49AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013


3:07AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Great tip!

9:31PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012


9:56PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

This is going into my house file! Great to know about these products.

12:31PM PST on Nov 20, 2011


4:37PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:49PM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

thanks for the article

5:42AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Thank you

9:28AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

Glad the environmental crisis has given rise to these healthy alternatives.

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