Accession Number:

ADA143441

Title:

Paint Removal from Family Housing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 82-Sep 83

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The aging of Naval housing presents a unique painting problem. Over the years, many housing units have accumulated a buildup of numerous coats of paint. In order to restore the original condition, the damaged coatings must first be removed. This is generally accomplished with paint removers containing methylene chloride. Because this solvent many have adverse effects on personnel, alternative paint strippers were investigated. Five of the removers tested were liquids, and the sixth was a powder that was mixed with water before using. The paint remover containing methylene chloride, used as a standard for comparison purposes, performed best of all products tested in removing the paint. The alternative paint removers also removed the paint, but at a slower rate. Preliminary tests are required for each specific job to select the most effective paint remover and determine the most effective application procedure and schedule. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE