Removing paint and ink
Removing paint or ink: how can you do it ecologically? Where paint or ink need to be removed, aggressive, harmful and environmentally unfriendly products are often used. Normal paint strippers are often based on substances such as methylene chloride, methanol, lye or highly flammable hydrocarbons. These substances are very harmful to people and the environment. Methylene chloride has actually been banned as a paint stripper for years. Eco-Point has built up broad knowledge of paint and ink removal. Whether it is for relief, planographic, screen or gravure printing, damage repair or spray shops, painting, finishing and maintenance companies or furniture manufacturing, we have various paint strippers without hazard symbols that can be used safely and are biodegradable.
Removing paint with paint stripper
Traditional paint strippers work well but also have a number of disadvantages. They are irritating to the skin, dangerous to the eyes, environmentally polluting, very dangerous to health and only suitable for removing a few layers of paint on small surfaces. Eco-Point has a paint stripper that is safe for removing paints, lacquers and coatings such as synthetic and water-soluble alkyd resin systems, chlorinated rubber paints, hybrid systems, dispersion paints, polyurethane alkyds as well as varnishes, decorative plasters, certain types of glues and graffiti: the Ecoatex Plus. This product is biodegradable, made from ingredients such as ecological agents, and has also been tested by a reputable paint brand which found it was the best alternative to methylene chloride paint stripper.
Remove paint: 4 possibilities
Paint layers can be removed in different ways, depending on the surface or the available tools. We highlight four of them:
1. Removing paint by sanding
Do you want to remove paint quickly and cheaply? The best way to do this is by sanding. However, this does take time and effort and may cause damage to the surface.
2. Removing paint with a burner or heat gun
When you burn off paint, you usually remove the entire paint layer at once. When old paint melts, harmful fumes are released. Put on work gloves to prevent smouldering paint shavings getting on your skin. An electric heat gun is easier to use than a burner. With a burner, it is easier to create scorch marks, which then need to be repaired. There is also a greater fire risk as paint shavings catch fire.
3. Removing paint with paint scrapers
Paint scrapers come in different shapes and sizes. The one you need depends on the profile of the substrate. If the surface is porous, the paint in the pores needs to be removed carefully with a scraper.
4. Paint removal with paint stripper
A paint stripper is a product that can be used to remove paints, lacquers and coatings such as synthetic and water-dilutable alkyd resin systems, chlorinated rubber paints, hybrid systems, dispersion paints, polyurethane alkyds as well as varnishes, decorative plasters, certain types of glue and graffiti. After removal, be sure to clean the surface very thoroughly before repainting it.
Removing ink is no easy task. Pens can leave annoying ink stains that you would like to remove as quickly as possible. Think of stains on your furniture, wood, plastic or walls. The most important thing is to get to it quickly and to use a powerful agent, such as Remosolv from Eco-Point. Remosolv is a fast-acting paint remover formulated from biodegradable components. Specially developed to remove paints, inks and coatings safely, quickly and ecologically.