#HousePaintersSydney – Workplace Health and Safety – Hazardous Substances Part 5
Nov 7, 2014 Author Sydney Painters; bloomin
Liquid Paint Remover Liquid paint remover is a highly dangerous material. Protect your eyes, skin and work in good ventilation. Protect all surrounding surfaces.
» Smoking should be prohibited in the work area.
» Protective clothing, including gloves and eye protection should be worn.
». Paint remover splashed on the skin should be immediately removed by thoroughly washing with cold water and soap.
» Protect adjacent surfaces from damage. Walls, floors, fittings and bench tops will be damaged if not protected from clean and used paint remover.
» Do not use hot water to wash off traces of paint remover. If hot water is’ used, the resulting steam would be highly toxic.
» Provide adequate ventilation when using paint removers.
» Dispose of used paint remover and old coatings in an acceptable manner, for example sealed containers or firmly wrapped.
» Take care when opening a can of paint remover. Methylene Chloride produces a vapour which can create pressures within the container and may spurt out when the lid is removed. Place a cloth over the lid and unscrew facing the opening away from yourself.
REMEMBER: Liquid paint remover is a highly dangerous material.
WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES OPEN CAN CAUTIOUSLY
Paint is a pigmented liquid material, consisting of four basic ingredients:
- Binder (resin)
- Pigment (colour)
- Drier Thinner
The functions of these ingredients are as follows:
The Function of a Binder is to:
• Change the paint from a liquid coating to a dry film
• Provide gloss
• Cause the coating to adhere to the surface
• Give elasticity to the film
• Provide resistance to the weather, chemicals and abrasion
• Bind the pigment particles together
• Hold the pigment in suspension
The Function of a Pigment is to:
• Provide colour
• Help the binder to protect the surface
• Provide opacity or hiding power to the paint
• Control the gloss level of the paint
The Function of a Solvent/Thinner is to:
• Make the paint liquid enough to be easily and evenly applied
• Help wet the surface
• Help control the drying time
• Evaporate and begin the drying process
• Assist the binder to flow out evenly.
The Function-of a Drier is:
• -Assist the drying process.
Liquid driers are added to oil-based paints to absorb oxygen into the coating.
Paint is applied to a substrate, at a predetermined wet thickness, which dries to form a solid film.
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