How to Remove Soy Gel Paint

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How to Remove Soy Gel Paint
Safely remove Soy Gel paint with the proper solvent and materials. (Paint can with brush image by Sergey Kolesnikov from Fotolia.com)

Soy Gel is an industrial-strength paint made from soybeans. It is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional house paints because it is non-toxic, non-flammable and nearly odourless. The paint is made from American-grown soybeans and can be applied to almost any household and natural surface. Soy Gel also manufactures its own paint remover, but other commercial paint strippers can be used to remove Soy Gel paint just as effectively.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Soy Gel Paint and Varnish Remover
  • Paintbrush or roller
  • Commercial paint stripper
  • Putty knife
  • Paint scraper
  • Hand brush
  • Water

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Apply the Soy Gel Paint and Varnish Remover with a brush or paint roller. Other solvent-based commercial strippers are available in liquid and paste formulas, all of which are generally applied in the same fashion. Allow the paint remover to set for the period of time shown on the product label; the solvent will begin to dissolve the paint and soften it for removal.

  2. 2

    Lift the paint carefully, using a putty knife or paint scraper. Take care not to apply excessive pressure that could result in damage to the underlying surface.

  3. 3

    Add a second application of the paint remover if necessary to remove any stubborn traces of the paint. Wash the treated surface with water and a hand brush to neutralise the chemicals and clean the loose paint residue.

Tips and warnings

  • Ventilate your workspace or ensure that the painted surface is located in an open environment. Wear solvent-resistant gloves and a respirator before handling any chemicals.

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