If you are looking for the best way to remove paint in an environment-friendly way, without damaging the surface, and minus the hassles of cleaning up after the work is done, the Dumond Peel Away Paint Remover is right for you!
Its notable features include:
- Capable of stripping away multiple layers of paint in one go
- Especially formulated to remove lead-based paint safely
- Effective as a restoration cleaner
- Does not use methylene chloride, which is known to cause different health issues
- Works with different types of paint, making it a cost-effective solution for stripping paint
- Prevents the creation of fumes and dust, since no scraping, sanding, nor heating to soften paint is needed
- Non-flammable and is a zero VOC paint stripper, which means it does not contain chemicals that emit any strong odors
- Can be used both indoor and outdoors, particularly in an environment with temperatures ranging from 50 to 90 Degrees Fahrenheit and at 50% humidity
- Capable at removing paint on various surfaces, which means you no longer have to buy separate removers for every type of surface you will work on
- Biodegradable and eco-friendly, making disposal easier
- If kept in a dry, warm, and clean environment and with a tight seal, the Peel Away Paint Remover has a shelf life of two years
While the dwelling time can take between a few hours to as much as 48 hours, you can also use that time to do other work, allowing you to finish faster compared to traditional paint stripping methods. This will help you save a lot of time, energy, and money, since peeling away the paint is a quick job as well when done right.
And if you are working on a pre-1978 home or building, remember to conduct a lead test first using an EPA-approved lead-based paint test kit. Once testing confirms that the structure is positive for lead paint, the RRP rule, better known as the Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule, requires that you use lead safe practices when dealing with such paint.
Fortunately, the Dumond Peel Away Paint Remover will help you comply with this rule. It also meets the standards of the EPA, as it can safely remove lead-based paint without causing toxic lead dust, which is the primary cause of lead exposure, to be airborne.
And if you will completely remove all the paint in such structures, you need to thoroughly test for lead first in all the painted surfaces that will be removed, and bulk instant lead test kits are the most cost-efficient way for that.
The Dumond Peel Away Paint Remover turns lead into lead hydroxide, and also acts as an encapsulant for lead. This means that the lead particles are prevented from becoming airborne because the paste keeps it in a wet state, which stops the formation of lead dust. This paste paint remover also traps in any lead present, which is peeled away together with the heavy-duty paint stripper.
Using it is not that complicated; simply apply a thick layer of the paste, allow to set, and literally peel away!
Does Peel Away Paint Remover Work?
If you are used to the conventional methods of removing paint from different surfaces, you may be skeptical if the Peel Away Paint Remover does work.
You may even think that it is not capable of stripping paint, and it is one of those products that are too good to be true. Trying it out may instead mean more work for you, that is why you choose to stick to your tried-and-tested methods.
You will be happy to know that the Dumond Peel Away Paint Remover manages to fulfill and even exceed expectations, consistently receiving great feedback from both DIYers and professionals who use it.
Those who work on historic homes and buildings favor it not just because it effectively removes paint, but because it does so without causing damage to the surface – which is unlike most traditional paint stripping methods. Even paint on intricately carved or molded surfaces is easily removed by the Peel Away Paint Remover.
This heavy-duty paint stripper can be applied using the spatula, a brush, or via a sprayer. Once the required thickness of the paste paint remover is applied, the included laminated paper is then placed over it to prevent the paste from completely drying out while it dissolves paint and for easier and neater removal. After the dwelling period, peel away the paper and scrape away any traces of the product that remains on the surface.
Always test a small surface first before the actual application for you to get a feel of how to properly apply the product, particularly in terms of thickness, and to find out how long the dwelling time should be. While it comes with easy-to-follow instructions, its efficiency will also depend on the layers of paint and surface involved, that is why patch testing is important.
And because of its effectiveness, it has been used in plenty of large-scale restoration projects that require preservation of intricate details, such as the famed Victoria and Albert Museum and the Buckingham Palace.
Peel Away 1
The Peel Away 1 Water-Based Paint Remover is safe and effective for use on old paint, particularly oil-based and lead-based paints, on many surfaces. It is a favorite of restorers, especially those removing paint on architectural and masonry surfaces typical of historic buildings, because it allows an easy removal without ruining the decorative elements present.
While it essentially has the same function as others in the entire Dumond Peel Away Paint Remover line, it also has other features unique to it, such as:
- Capable of removing up to 30 layers of paint, including lead paint, in one go. It works most effectively if the paint has an organic first coat.
- Is a zero VOC paint stripper that is water-based
- Comes with the alkaline paste paint remover, plastic applicator, pH test kit to test the alkalinity of wood surfaces, the Citri-Lize neutralizer, and the Dumond Laminated Paper. A gallon kit can cover 20 square feet on average
The Peel Away 1 Water-Based Paint Remover can be applied on:
- Cast Iron
- Terra Cotta
While it can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, this heavy-duty paint stripper is not recommended for use on:
- Glass Laminates
The Peel Away 1 Water-Based Paint Remover must also not be used on high-performance coatings, including epoxies, chlorinated rubber, urethanes, baked finishes, and cementitious paint. It is also not recommended for use on antique furniture, particularly those made of hardwood, because it will darken the color of the hardwood.
When applying on porous surfaces, such as masonry and wood, it is important to apply the neutralizer onto the surface after paint removal and before applying a new coat of paint or stain. Not doing so can cause alkaline burn that may result in hazing, as well as non-adherence or flaking of the stain or paint after application. The pH test kit must be used afterwards to ensure that the surface’s pH is neutral, which means the level is between 5 to 8, before applying the paint.
In case the product dries up before you start peeling away, spray some water to soften it up before removing. A dried-out Peel Away 1 Water-Based Paint Remover will be difficult to remove, and forcefully removing it can cause damage to the surface.
Peel Away 7
The Peel Away 7 Solvent-Based Paint Remover is also a multipurpose, heavy-duty paint stripper, but it is especially formulated to work on hardwoods without causing discoloration nor raising the grain. It can even be used on antique wood furniture, as it can preserve its appearance but still effectively remove paint.
Its other noteworthy features include:
- Solvent-based that has zero caustic chemicals, making it an environment-friendly way to remove paint, as well as varnishes
- Is pH neutral, which means you don’t have to neutralize a surface before re-painting or re-finishing
- Has a low evaporation rate that allows you to skip applying the laminated paper and peel away the product by itself when applied outdoors
- Comes with the Dumond Laminated Paper, and a gallon is enough to cover between 40 to 50 square feet on average
- Best applied using an airless paint sprayer, but it can also be applied using a roller or paintbrush
While it works in most surfaces, both indoors and outdoors, the Peel Away 7 Solvent-Based Paint Remover is best used on:
- Galvanized Steel
- Most Fiberglass
- Terra Cotta
Unlike the Peel Away 1 Water-Based Paint Remover, the Peel Away 7 Solvent-Based Paint Remover is also effective in removing high-performance coatings, such as:
- Automotive and Marine Bottom Finishes
- Chlorinated Rubber
But despite being capable of removing paint in a wide variety of surfaces, it is not recommended for use on the following:
- Composite decking
In case it dries up, remove the laminated paper and apply a thin coat of the Peel Away 7 Solvent-Based Paint Remover over the hardened product. Wait between 30 minutes to 1 hour before you stare peeling off the paper together with the product.
Even if the entire Dumond Peel Away Paint Remover line consists of zero VOC paint strippers that are non-toxic, you always wear the necessary safety equipment throughout the removal as a safety precaution, especially if working with lead-based paint.