Friday, 30 November 2012

Paint Remover So Safe You Can Remove Nail Polish!

Never before has paint removal been so safe! At first I couldn't believe my ears when I heard my favorite paint remover can be used to remove your nail polish. Being a green savvy gal I'm always looking for safer Eco-friendly alternatives to replace all the products in my home. One product I've embraced since the purchase of my "new to me" home is Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover. Now available in Home Depot as EZ Strip Paint & Varnish Stripper. EZ Strip allowed me to do ALL the paint removal projects I had in store for me with my very unique A-frame style home with a very unprofessional paint job. I knew from experience that EZ Strip didn't irritate my skin or have chemical fumes but I was surprised to hear you could use it to remove nail polish. So I had to give this a try because one thing in my list of products that I hate is my nail polish remover. Smelly, drys out my skin, often end up with a headache when I'm done, and worst of all the pain of a fresh hang nail when you put this stuff on totally not worth it. I did a test and wound up pleasantly surprised check out the video results here After seeing the results for myself I was sold! EZ Strip Paint and Varnish Stripper is truly so safe you can remove your nail polish effectively without the adverse affects of your regular nail polish remover. This water based product is the solvent free revolution of paint and varnish removers. For more info on EZ Strip and other great products provided by the innovative company please visit the new website

Thursday, 29 November 2012

How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Without Water!

A good paint stripper can play a pivotal role in removing popcorn ceiling texture. Any paint that has been applied to the texture must be removed before the popcorn texture can come off. You'll also need the right tools, a few safety precautions, and a little know-how. Follow the easy steps in this article for proper removal. If spraying water inside your home doesn't sound like your cup of tea or your just looking to skip a step to save some time there is a product that can remove paint and texture from your ceiling without the need for water applications just follow all the steps and skip the water! X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover can penetrate multiple layers of paint on plaster and popcorn textures while softening the texture underneath for removal. Not only does X-Tex effectively remove painted texture but it is also considered a safe alternative to chemical strippers. X-Tex is solvent and fume free making it ideal for indoor applications with no risks of skin burns or chemical fumes. It's no drip gel is formulated to cling 100% to ceiling and wall surfaces with a wet work system that stays working longer and keeps material wet for dust free removal. For more info on X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover please visit for tough not toxic products from EcoSolve.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Top 10 Most Common House Paint Problems and How to Fix Them

This article illustrates and discusses common paint problems and paint failures found around the home. We'll review the top 10 most common paint problems, the most likely causes, and the best solutions to repair and prevent reappearing problems. Paint is your homes first defense against exterior moisture and temperatures, fixing damaged paint or paint failures as soon as they are noticed can protect your home from more severe structural damages that can occur if left too long. Read the full article here to find out what to look for and how to fix the most common problems you can encounter with paint in your home. If your looking for a safe and dust free method of removing damaged paint from your home without the use of toxic chemicals or dangerous heat guns EcoSolve Americas has the safe solution for you. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is the revolutionary effective water based solvent and fume free paint remover that is certified Eco-preferable. Home Strip can be used safely without the need for extensive ventilation or protective equipment. Make your next paint repair project safe and simple with EcoSolve's Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover the tough not toxic brand for paint removal. For more info on EcoSolve and their products please visit       

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Protecting Our Children For A Healthy Tomorrow

Protect your children from harmful chemicals. There is a growing body of evidence linking everyday environmental contaminants to asthma, learning disabilities, obesity, cancer and more, Healthy Child translates the science and empowers parents and caregivers to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish. Healthy Child Healthy World is a national non-profit inspiring a movement to protect our children. Watch this video to see how Healthy Child Healthy World can help you make the right choices for your family Reducing the amount of chemicals used in your home is one small change that can greatly improve the health of your family and their environment. That's why EcoSolve Americas has developed a line of fume free water based paint removal products that are safe to use in your home without the toxic hazards that chemical stripping products can cause. Make home improvement projects safe for you, the home, and your family. For more information on EcoSolve and their safe environmentally friendly products please visit

Monday, 26 November 2012

9 Year Old Boy Suffers Toxic Chemical Burns From Paint Stripper

Fabio Smith, nine, lost the skin off his left foot and his family feared doctors would have to amputate because his flesh was so badly damaged. Fabio will be scarred for life after his foot slipped into an uncovered drain in the playground full of toxic chemicals. It is believed that a near by fence had been recently stripped with a chemical paint stripper and the chemical run off is what Fabio stepped in. For pictures and full article please follow the link Horrible accidents like this can be prevented by simply taking harsh chemicals out of the equation. Make hazardous chemical stripping a thing of the past and use safe non-toxic removers from EcoSolve say yes to no more burns, toxic fumes, or environmental pollution. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is ideal for all your paint removal projects with effective results. EcoSolve has the tough not toxic products you need to keep your project safe and environmentally friendly. For more info on EcoSolve and Home Strip products please visit 

Friday, 23 November 2012

10 Recession Proof Green Decorating Ideas

With all the doom and gloom we hear about the economy and consumer spending, many of us are hunkering down and saving our precious resources. Can we continue to create EcoNests? With some great tips and a spark of intuition you can transform your living space without hurting the wallet. Whether it’s a massive project like a home remodel or making candles for your holiday table, Green DIYers reduce their Eco-footprint daily by making conscious choices to create rather than buy. For great ideas to create in your home please follow the link Once you've decided what your decor needs make sure every step you take to get there is safe and environmentally friendly. EcoSolve Americas can help with their line of safe Eco-preferable paint removal products. Whether your re-finishing a beautiful furniture find, repairing chipped paint, changing the look of your cupboards, baseboards, trim or more EcoSolve can help. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is the fast and effective stripper that is safe for indoor use with its water based fume free solution. This product is ideal for indoor projects that can now be done all year round without the worry of bad weather. So go ahead and save some green while being green with your next decorating design. For more info on Home Strip and other great products from EcoSolve please visit 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

DIY Winter Damage Prevention For The Home

Craig Phillips' is the informative, no-nonsense DIY guy aimed to help you identify, deal with and prevent problems that could damage your home. Craig Phillips offers some sound advice on the jobs that can be done indoors in the lead up to the colder winter months. Craig talks us through exactly what we need to keep our houses snug and secure through the winter months. Watch this video for practical solutions and tips on how we can deal with many of these problems ourselves cheaply and simply.  Don't let winter get you down, with Eco-friendly products from EcoSolve your favorite DIY projects can be done indoors all year round. All EcoSolve paint removal products are water based and fume free for safe indoor use so you can keep on the DIY projects even when the cold days come. For more info on EcoSolve and their tough not toxic brand of safe paint removers please visit

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Paints and Coatings: The Impact of VOCs on Performance

The relationship between VOCs and the performance of paints and coatings used to be very strong. The three main sources of VOCs in paints were the resin system - the base of the paint, pigment, and the solvent that mixes everything together. Shifting from oil-based to water-based paints has lessened the number of chemicals in paints, but it was a challenge for manufacturers to lower the chemical levels in pigment to acceptable amounts. Now there is a wide range of Low and No VOC paints and coatings available with high performance levels. Rating systems have been put in place to regulate performance and environmental responsibility to ensure products are meeting the standards to have No or Low VOC claims on the label. For full article follow this link Its not just the paint and coating manufacturers seeking environmentally responsible certifications. Now EcoSolve Americas a developer of Eco-preferable paint removal products has received a green certification from EcoLogo for their paint and varnish, graffiti, and textured coating removers. EcoSolve is one of the few paint removal companies with this type of certification we have gone the distance to get third party certification because we want our customers to know how safe and environmentally responsible our products truly are. For more info on EcoSolve and their products please visit our products are tough not toxic!     

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Do Community Graffiti Clean Up Programs Work?

The answer is yes, there is some debate as to what methods work the best but one thing most are in agreement with is the effectiveness of speedy removal. Another tried and true method is the presence of murals in known high graffiti traffic areas. Not only can murals bring art and beauty to your city and communities but it works as a great deterrent from graffiti vandalism. The fact is the presence of graffiti on private and public property has numerous negative impacts on the community. Graffiti has been termed a “quality of life “crime because of the negative effects it has on property values, retail sales, tourism, business, feeling of public safety, and lets face it graffiti breeds more graffiti. There are several anti-graffiti initiatives being implemented by many community groups, organizations and individual citizens to rid cities like London, ON of graffiti. For full article please follow the link If you want to help your community keep public and private property graffiti free, when you see it report it the sooner graffiti removal can take place the better. Or get hands on, contact your cities graffiti management team and volunteer or take matters into your own hands if you see paint where it doesn't belong remove it but make sure you do it safely. Some graffiti removal solutions can be hazardous to your health and the environment so know what your using is safe. EcoSolve Americas has developed a water based non-toxic graffiti remover that is fast and effective without the harsh chemicals that can burn your skin and pollute the environment. Graffiti Go is the environmentally friendly solution to graffiti removal so everyone can help keep their community clean for a brighter future. For more info on Graffiti Go and other great Eco-Preferable paint removal products by EcoSolve please visit  

Monday, 19 November 2012

Stripping Paint Off Bathroom Cupboards Safely

We all have that home project we want to do ourselves to save some money but just haven't had the time to do it. Also there is risk depending on the products you are using to your health and the environment. Finding the time and the safest products can be challenging but not impossible. I recently took on the project of stripping paint from my bathroom cupboards. This one was tricky because my tiny bathroom has only one small window for ventilation and I just didn't have the money to buy all the protective equipment needed to do the job safely with a chemical stripper. I decided to use a water based solvent free stripper called Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover because of the fume free claims on the label and I'm glad I did. Not only was it effective it really gave me that piece of mind knowing I was not harming my family, my health, or the environment. Watch my step by step video on stripping paint from bathroom cupboards by following this link Simple easy steps that anyone can do and now its a safer project with Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover. The Eco-Preferable non-toxic paint stripper safe for outdoor and indoor use making it ideal for work in tight spaces with minimal ventilation. Remove multiple layers of paint easily just apply and walk away Home Strip does the work for you. Remove softened layers later with ease and no chemical fumes or burns Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is the safer option for paint removal. Visit EcoSolve Americas website for more info on Home Strip and other great products from EcoSolve. 

Friday, 16 November 2012

"Green" Cleaners Hall Of Shame

In a ground-breaking initiative to uncover the truth about toxic chemicals in common household products, the Environmental Working Group has unearthed compelling evidence that hundreds of cleaners, even some of those hyped as “green” or “natural,” can inflict serious harm on unwary users. Many present severe risks to children who may ingest or spill them or breathe their fumes. Some of their ingredients are known to cause cancer, blindness, asthma and other serious conditions. Others are greenwashed, meaning that they are not, as their ad hype claims, environmentally benign. For a list of some of the most toxic cleaners on the shelves today and what to look for and avoid on the label, follow this link One company trying to make a difference in the products they carry is EcoSolve Americas. EcoSolve has developed a line of paint removers and cleaners that have been certified Eco-preferable and labeled as a safer option to chemical stripping. Their labels are transparent only certified claims can appear on their products. MSDS info is readily available and customers are welcome to call and speak with informative staff for best practices and use for each product. Various social media platforms have been designed to share safe work practices and procedures to as many that will listen as well as breakthrough info on Eco-friendly building materials and products for better sustainable building and cleaning. Check out their website for info on the great safer products they carry and links to Facebook, Twitter, and more. Subscribe to this blog for links to other great informative articles, pictures, and instructional videos or just to stay up to date with innovative products and projects.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

How to Become An Eco-friendly Artist

Being an Eco-friendly artist doesn’t mean you are limited to only buying materials with a small footprint, it can be as simple as reusing and recycling. Most artists are very resourceful people and already tend to recycle household items. I’m sure nearly all artists will be able to give an example of how they recycled something for a painting or project, whether it be part of the artwork or part of the process. Creating a non-toxic studio can take time and a lot of research depending on the limits of the area your in but the benefits greatly out way the work. No matter the reason whether your concerned about your health, your environmental impact, or even the message your work conveys there is no better time to shake things up then now! Follow the link for full article Some of the most toxic and common products found in many art studios is solvent based brush cleaners and paint strippers. And it seems to be one of the harder items to replace because keeping your tools clean is a big part of keeping supply costs down. Thankfully EcoSolve Americas has the solution with effective solvent free strippers and cleaners. My personal favorite is the revolutionary Brush Renew a water based reusable brush cleaner and softener. My brushes take a real beating when I'm working so Brush Renew is ideal for me. It has no fumes and neutralizes the paint from my brushes so I'm not left with hazardous material that needs special disposal. Also Brush Renew softens abused brush bristles and is safe on all types so I can toss multiple brushes with different paints all in one jar and know they will come out clean and soft ready for the next project. For more details on EcoSolve and their Eco-preferable products please visit 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

How to Strip Multiple Layers of Paint off of Wood Doors

A door can acquire several coats of paint throughout the years. With each layer of paint, the door fits tighter and tighter in its casing. Some doors begin to rub and stick, making them hard to open and close. Stripping the paint off the door can be quite simple and with a little patience quite easy as well. For step by step instructions on stripping multiple layers of paint from wood doors please follow this link If you don't have the luxury of working outside or in a industrial vented area, which is what you should be doing if your using chemical strippers for your project. Or like me your just not comfortable using toxic chemical stripper EcoSolve Americas has the answer. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is a certified Eco-preferable paint stripper with a water base and is fume and solvent free. Now paint removal projects can be done safely indoors without extensive protective equipment and ventilation. You can still be DIY savvy and safe with Eco-friendly products from EcoSolve. For more info on Home Strip and other great EcoSolve products please visit  

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

EcoSolve Attends The Innovation for Sustainability Event of the Year

The Home Depot Canada offered a unique opportunity this year to Ontario and Quebec manufacturers that are committed to bringing innovative home improvement products to market. The world's largest home improvement retailer is giving qualified manufacturers a chance to pitch their products and earn an in-store trial. This amazing opportunity for Canadian companies to show their most innovative products brings a real fire to the development of environmentally conscious and sustainable products greatly needed in today's market. EcoSolve Americas was proud to be part of the third annual Home Depot Meet the Buyer Event. With so many exciting new innovative products at this years event EcoSolve took their moment to shine. Follow this link to see some highlights from the event If your looking for the innovative edge with your building products look no further than EcoSolve Americas. We have taken the time to provide safer options for paint removal products and cleaners. Environmentally friendly, effective, and completely safe for you and your family because its what matters. For more information on EcoSolve and our products please visit the tough not toxic brand for paint removal. 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Should Pregnant Women Paint?

It's hard to predict the degree of toxicity from painting your house, especially because it's hard to determine your precise level of exposure. As exciting as it is to prepare your home for the new baby, all paints contain chemicals that could affect you and your baby, and there aren't enough studies to provide reassurance on the safety of paint exposure. Follow this link for some simple tips to keep your exposure levels to a minimum for a happy healthy pregnancy. Choosing to use low VOC products for repairs and paint projects in your home can help reduce exposure to toxic solvents and chemicals. Reducing these exposures while you are pregnant is important to protect your baby during vital development stages in the womb. EcoSolve Americas Home Strip products provide low VOC paint removal options for safe indoor paint removal projects without the need for extensive ventilation or protective equipment. Make your nursery a safe chemical free zone for mom and baby. For more info on EcoSolve and Home Strip products please visit