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FROM THE April 2008 ISSUE

Removing paint with Simple Green

RELATED TOPICS: PAINT
Using Simple Green for removing old paint is fine, but after it is used, it is no longer biodegradable or environmentally safe.

After you dissolve paint in it, the paint (or any other material) is in suspension within the Simple Green. It is the same thing as adding salt to water; it never goes away.

Also, do not smell the fumes. They are as active now as they were when you started painting the item. And if you use the same Simple Green more than once, there will be multiple contaminants in the solution to be concerned about.

- Leslie Whitfield
Chicago, Illinois

Ken: Those are very important points, Leslie. After it's been used to strip paint, Simple Green should be disposed of with the same caution used when we dispose of other potentially harmful liquids. Thanks for taking the time to share that information.


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