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The Hazards Of Old Textured Coatings And How To Remove Them Safely
Textured products like textured paint and textured plaster coatings prior to the 1980s contained asbestos and were widely used in homes
and commercial buildings. While the use of asbestos in these products was phased out during
the 1980s, textured coatings and paints that contain asbestos are still
present in a number of older homes and buildings. If your planning to renovate an area in your home that has textured paint or plaster please use extreme caution read this article for some great tips and info to remove those textured coatings from your home and how much it can cost. http://www.diyornot.com/Project.aspx?ndx1=1&ndx2=11&Rcd=154 For more info on asbestos and how your health can be affected and how to avoid exposure see the article in this link http://www.asbestos.com/products/construction/textured-coatings-paints.php If you want to do the job yourself one of the most important methods to use to prevent possible asbestos exposure is to work wet and never dry scrape or sand old textured paints or coatings in buildings built before 1985 to ensure your safety. A great product I would recommend for the job is Home Strip X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover this product clings 100% to all
surfaces - including
vertical surfaces and ceilings and has a wet work system that keeps the material wet for safe removal. Also all Home Strip products are water based and solvent free so you don't have to worry about toxic fumes. X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover is the no drip gel remover perfect on multi-layered paint over textured coating, very thick textured coatings, and textured paints. For more details on this great Home Strip product please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com