Paint protects or beautifies an object by providing it with a pigmented layer. There are various types of paint. Every material and every space requires a different kind of paint. Paint usually consists of three parts, a fixed part and two liquid parts. The solid part consists of dye, i.e. pigment or dye. The first liquid part is the binder, a natural resin, synthetic resin or an oil that solidifies after drying. The second liquid part is a thinner (water or turpentine) with the aim of diluting the paint so that it can be applied better.
A coat of paint can have one or more functions such as protection, embellishment (color and structure), cleanability and visibility (utilising safety colors for example). Often a paint system consists of several layers, with each layer having its function. For example, a primer layer provides adhesion, filling and sandability, an over- ground or pre-coat layer for layer thickness construction and the finish coat for the external and protective finish.
What is the difference with latex?
Latex paint is a solvent-free, water-dilutable emulsion paint. It contains little or no volatile organic solvents. Latex paint contains preservatives against fungal and bacterial growth.
Where is paint used?
Paint can be applied to wood, walls, metal and concrete and is used in various industries. Especially in the construction, automotive and metal industries.
When is paint a problem?
The solvents in the paint can, especially in case of insufficient ventilation, create a harmful working environment due to the rapid evaporation of these solvents. The so-called painter's disease (opso-organo psycho syndrome) is an irreversible damage to the brain through the inhalation of harmful solvents.
Lacerated paint layers look unkempt. When the paint layer begins to peel, it must be removed in its entirety. This is a job that must be done with care so that you do not damage the surface unnecessarily.
Removing paint is a time-consuming job, especially when multiple layers are placed on top of each other. The degree of difficulty of this also depends on the surface (plastic, stone, car paint, glass, wood, etc).
It is very important that surfaces remain well protected. Outdated material and irregularities in which dirt can remain are a breeding ground for micro-organisms.
With our solutions you can remove all types of paint on all surfaces. The most common applications are:
Removing paint from wood
Oil-based paint is removed by using strippers, a sander or a paint burner. In painting, coating, damage repair and polyester processing applications in yachtpainting companies, one often uses very volatile, harmful and environmentally harmful products. These are often based on substances such as methylene chloride and thinners. Many of these substances therefore make a major contribution to the formation of OPS (Organo Psycho Syndrome or 'painter's disease'). In addition, spray equipment filters are regularly full when using thinner as a flushing agent.
Removing acrylic paint
Acrylic paint is a paint that is used for various crafts. The paint can be applied to objects and surfaces made of wood, metal, textile and glass. Acrylic paint is often removed with abrasive substances such as acetone or scraped with a scraper on non-porous wooden surfaces. Acetone is harmful to humans and the environment.
Removing paint with paint stripper
Traditional strippers work well but also have a number of drawbacks. They often contain methylene chloride, are irritating to the skin, dangerous to the eyes, polluting to the environment and only suitable for removing only a few layers of paint on small surfaces. Ecoatex Plus can be used for the removal of paints, lacquers and coatings such as synthetic and water-dilutable alkyd resin systems, chlorinated rubber paints, hybrid systems, dispersion paints, polyurethane alkyds but also for varnishes, decorative plasters, certain glues and graffiti. Ecoatex Plus has been tested by a renowned paint brand and emerged as the best alternative for methylene chloride paint.
Safe, biodegradable, viscous, stripper, developed as an alternative to paint removers based on methylene chloride, pyrrolidones, methanol, caustic soda or highly flammable products. Ecoatex Plus has been tested by a renowned paint brand and emerged as the best alternative for methylene chloride paint.
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