Soy-Based Gel Paint Removers
contain methyl soyate, a methyl ester distilled from soybean oil. This bio-based solvent is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly than petroleum-based products. It is low in volatile boya sökücü jel
organic compounds (VOCs), has a low flammability, and no ozone-depleting chemicals.
Safe to use on and metal, these soy-based gels work effectively but take a bit longer to lift the paint from the surface. The product is applied with a paintbrush and can be left on the paint surface for several hours because it does not evaporate or drip. The longer a soy-based stripper remains on the paint, the easier the final removal will be.
Citrus-Based Paint Removers
Citrus-based paint strippers contain terpenes, organic compounds derived from plants, usually oranges. Another example of a terpene used in paint removal is turpentine produced from pine resin.
Citrus-based removers typically have an orange or citrus-scent and, like soy-based gels, work more slowly in removing paint than stronger chemicals. They are safe to use on any painted or varnished surface. While these strippers are biodegradable, they do still contain some harmful chemicals and should be disposed of properly.
Manual Paint Removal
Skipping any type of paint stripper may seem like the most non-toxic method to remove paint. Unfortunately, there are still some hazards from the paint itself, especially older homes.2 If you choose to manually remove paint, always wear a mask, safety glasses, and other protective gear.
There are several methods you can employ to manually remove paint.
Scrape away paint: Using a plastic or to prevent damaging the surface under the paint.
Use a heat gun: can be used to loosen paint to a point where it will eventually bubble making scraping easier.
Sand away: Using skill. Take care not to sand too deeply or the surfaces will be permanently marred.
How to Remove Paint From Metal
If you have hardware or outlet objects are heated, the metal and the paint expand at different rates causing a break in the bond.