Finally found a paint stripper that doesn’t need to be neutralized

It took nearly 30 tries before Bill Seidel of Streamline Finishes found a suitable paint stripper for a 700-unit, six-story building in downtown Los Angeles. Safety Peel 1 was safer for his crew and allowed him to save up to 40% on labor costs. Hear directly from Bill in the video below. 

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Painting masonry – how to do it the right way

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How one contractor created an etched look on precast concrete

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How to clean red brick with Sure Klean 600

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Carnegie Library reimagined for a new use

In 2019, the Carnegie Library re-opened to the public with a re-imagined design and purpose in Washington, D.C., as the Apple Carnegie Library. Originally unveiled in 1903 as a gift from Andrew Carnegie, the building features a spectacular exterior of Vermont Danby Marble and Milford Granite and an interior with[…]

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Leave beautiful, interior masonry walls exposed — But, do it right

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Updated uses for historic spaces

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