"There were 13 Fatal Exposures to Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers Among Bathtub Refinishers in the last decade. The ages of the deceased were 23 to 57 years (median = 39 years). All but one were male. If you are currently a bathtub refinisher using these paint strippers, have you ever felt faint, or light headed after stripping a bathtub? Nearly every refinisher has felt these symptoms of lack a oxygen in the blood and to the brain. If you had continued, it could have cost you your life. No job is worth that risk. "Employers should strongly consider alternative methods of bathtub stripping and always ensure worker safety protections that reduce the risk for health hazards to acceptable levels. Employers choosing to use methylene chloride based stripping products must comply with OSHA's standard to limit methylene chloride exposures to safe levels."
OSHA's Investigation Concluded: "Since 2000, 13 (75%) of the methylene chloride deaths investigated by OSHA occurred during bathtub refinishing." OSHA also stated this warning: "Methylene chloride is a highly volatile, colorless, toxic chemical paint remover. Because methylene chloride vapors are heavier than air, in the case described in this report they likely remained in the bathtub after application. To use products containing methylene chloride safely, work areas must be well-ventilated, and when levels of methylene chloride exceed exposure limits even after implementation of engineering and work practice controls, workers must use respiratory protective equipment, such as tight-fitting, full-face, supplied-air respirators."
SPR® Solution to Dangerous Paint Stripping
Unfortunately Paint Stripping is just a nasty, necessary part of Bathtub, Tile and Countertop Refinishing.
When a spray paint style refinishing goes bad and starts to peel, the paint must be removed before the surface can be refinished again. This should be done without damaging the original surface anymore than it already is. This could be accomplished using a sanding process. However, that would take much too long and create too much dust. Some have attempted to use a razor blade to remove the old paint, but some areas that boned well will never come off without some sort of liquid paint remover. But there are Safer Alternative Methods developed and engineered by SPR®. You don't need to use dangerous, lethal Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride.
Strip Safe™ Paint Stripper Contains No Lethal Ingredients, Works on Porcelain, Fiberglass, Acrylic and more. EZ Vent™ Moves Fresh Air In and Fumes Out. Always Use a Respirator
If you must use Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers for instant paint stripping results, use every precaution available to you and then some. Whether you choose to use SPR® Strip-Safe™ or not, we want to protect the safety of all fellow bathtub refinishers.
Dangers of Spray Paint Refinishing
Many Bathtub Refinishing Products Contain Isocyanates. The chemicals most spray paint bathtub refinishes use are toxic to their health and quite possibly the end user. Isocyanates are cancer causing chemicals commonly used in traditional bathtub refinishing. Chemical off-gassing occurs long after the surface is refinished and can cause serious health problems or unexplained illness to the end user and applicator.
The Centers for Disease Control Says About Isocyanates "Exposure to Isocyanates is irritating to the skin, mucous membranes, eyes, and respiratory tract. The most common adverse health outcome associated with isocyanate exposure is asthma due to sensitization; less prevalent are contact dermatitis (both irritant and allergic forms) and hypersensitivity pneumonitis, cancer, lung disease, and respiratory irritation. Contact dermatitis can result in symptoms such as rash, itching, hives, and swelling of the extremities."
SPR® Solution to Dangerous Spray Paint Refinishing
SPR's® Exclusive Glastic No Spray™ Bathtub Refinishing, also called Bathtub Restoration! SPR® will show you how to refinish the following items using our Exclusive No Spray™ Bathtub Refinishing product line that is safer than any other in the industry. The following surfaces can be refinished or restored without using harmful paints.
99% Less Odors
99% Less Harmful Fumes
No Overspray, No Runs
No Methylene Chloride
Bathtubs and Showers
Including Porcelain, Fiberglass, Cultured Marble, Acid Resistant, Acrylic and more
Tile Surfaces including Showers, Floors, Walls and more
Kitchen Countertops including Laminate, Corian™ and more
Vanities including Laminate, Cultured Marble, Tile and more
Chip Repairs on all of the Above
Slip Resistant Safety Surfaces
You have just found the Safest, Most Earth & Applicator Friendly Bathtub, Tile and Countertop Refinishing System on This Planet. And it's available now - so act soon!