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How do you make a homemade paint remover?

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Many of the paint strippers available in the stores contain potent ingredients that can be harmful to your health. Making your own clean and green paint remover involves a few inexpensive ingredients, such as washing soda and quicklime, to help you strip walls, deck or furniture of paint. To remove paint from your skin, apply olive oil or mineral oils, and gently rub until the paint peels off.

  1. Gather your materials

    You need washing sods, water, quicklime, vinegar, a paintbrush, a stiff brush, a hose, water and some strips of cloth that can be discarded.

  2. Dissolve the washing soda

    Boil 500 milliliters of water and dissolve 250 milliliters of washing soda in it. Carefully add 250 milliliters of quicklime in your solution. Do not put your bare hands in the mixture, as quicklime can be potent. The mixture will form a thin paste.

  3. Paint the surface with the solution

    Let the mixture cool down completely. Dip a paintbrush in the solution, and apply two coats of it to the surface that is to be stripped. Wait for the solution to harden.

  4. Scrub off paint

    After several hours, scrub off the old paint and the stripping mixture with a stiff brush. Hose it down with water. Neutralize the surface with equal parts water and vinegar.


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