"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." Centers for Disease Control Read More Here About Exposure to Methylene Chloride Vapors
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." OSHA Read More Here About Exposure to Methylene Chloride Vapors
SPR® Solution to Paint Stripping
Unfortunately Paint Stripping is just a nasty, necessary part of Bathtub 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
Strip Safe™ Works on Porcelain and Fiberglass
EZ Vent™ Moves Fresh Air In and Fumes Out
Alway 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." Centers for Disease Control Read More Here About Dangers of Isocyanates
SPR® Solution to Spray Paint Refinishing
SPR's® Exclusive 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. No Odors, No Harmful Fumes, No Overspray, No Runs, No Callbacks, No Isocyanates, No Methylene Chloride, No Problem! Thanks to SPR®.
Bathtubs including Porcelain, Fiberglass, Cultured Marble, Acid Resistant, Acrylic and more.
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 as an Exclusive in your territory if you act soon!Read More: Refinishing Business Personal Benefits
Our hotel is located right on the beach in Savannah GA and really gets a lot of abuse from the sand. We tried having the bathtubs refinished several times but they always peeled and looked worse than before they were refinished. After learning about the SPR® Glastic NoSpray™ System we had the paint removed using their NO odor paint stripper to remove all of the old paint from the bathtubs and started over. Our bathtubs now look great without having painted them. We can now easily maintain them and never worry about peeling paint again.