SETTING UP YOUR WORK SITE
- The single most important consideration is the availability
of fresh air. The best location is outdoors, preferably in
a shaded area, a carport, or under some type of cover to shield
the work from the sun. The sun will speed up the evaporation of
the remover. A garage with windows and doors on two sides to create
adequate cross ventilation also can be used. Avoid working indoors
if at all possible.
- If you must work indoors, open all windows and, if possible,
all doors to achieve a strong flow of fresh air through the work
area. It is advisable to use forced ventilation (fan) to improve
the flow of fresh air. Because some removers are flammable, however,
be sure to read the instructions on the label before using a fan
as the friction between metal parts may spark and ignite the vapors.
The label is the key. It will advise you on proper ventilation.
- Do not allow children to play in the work area to avoid
exposure to paint-removing chemicals.
When setting up your work area, it is a good idea to elevate the
work by using saw horses or some equally sturdy support. This
accomplishes two things:
- first, by having the work slightly above waist level,
you will reduce the chance of getting a backache that often comes
from prolonged bending;
- second, for best results, the work should not touch
What You'll Need,
[ WHAT IS PAINT REMOVER? ]
[ WHAT YOU'LL NEED ]
[ SETTING UP YOUR WORK SITE ]
[ THE PROCEDURE ]
[ CLEANUP AND DISPOSAL ]
[ SAFETY TIPS ]