Friday Finds: Environmentally Safe Paint Removers from Hirshfield’s

A fresh coat of paint can give new life to an old piece of furniture, an outdated room or even a home’s entire exterior! However, sometimes before you can add that fresh coat of paint you have to first remove the old layer(s). Removing old paint can sometimes prove to be an icky task and the harsh fumes and chemicals in paint remover can be less than desirable. For safe, effective removal of paint, look for environmentally friendly paint removers like these options from Hirshfield’s:

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Smart Strip

Smart Strip by Peel Away
This is a 100% biodegradable, water-based paint stripper that is extremely effective for removing multiple layers of architectural and industrial coatings from virtually all interior/exterior surfaces such as wood, brick, metal, concrete, stone, plaster, fiberglass, etc. Smart Strip™ does not contain methylene chloride, any caustics, or toxic chemicals. It is odor-free and safe for the environment.

The blogger behind Isabella & Max used Smart Strip to remove layers of paint and primer from a brass light fixture.To put it in her words, “A product that actually has lived up to its claims!”

Smart Strip is a 100% biodegradable paint stripping product. It works on painted brick, all kinds of wood products, metals, stone, plaster, concrete, fiberglass and more. Great for Acrylic Paint, Latex Paint, Lead Based Paint, Oil Based Paint, Shellac, Stains, Urethane and Water Based Paints.

Smart Strip by Peel Away is available at all Hirshfield’s Decorating Centers and Contractor Service Centers.

Safe paint remover
Peel Away 7

Peel Away 7
Peel Away 7 is an environmentally safe paint remover. This is a unique, safe system for removing paint and chemically-resistant coatings and is specially formulated to remove oil/latex paints. Peel Away 7 is designed for use on a variety of substrates, including wood, brick, stone, plaster, metal, fiberglass, graphite, and steel. Because it adheres to even vertical or overhead surfaces without running, Peel Away 7 is ideal for carved and molded areas on beautiful hardwood surfaces including oak, walnut, mahogany, cherry and chestnut.

Peel Away 7 is available through Hirshfield’s Contractor Service Centers.

Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The paint experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.

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