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Outstanding Bath Refinishing Sees Success with Safer Stripping Product

  Methylene chloride is an effective paint stripping ingredient, however, is extremely hazardous to workers. Outstanding Bath Refinishing, located in Milford, Massachusetts, previously used a methylene chloride-based paint stripper to remove coatings during bathtub restorations. Due to increasing restrictions on the use of methylene chloride-based products, and concern for the health and safety of company employees, Outstanding Bath Refinishing applied for a grant from the Small Business Grant program at TURI. TURI awarded the company a grant and provided lab assistance to successfully identify and evaluate the use of a safer, non-methylene chloride-based product for their bathtub refinishing services. Download PDF file (884.80 kB)