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Frequently Ask Questions

Please see our list of Frequently Ask Questions on our diffrent products:

This is a list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information or support about all our products send us an email at info @ letsclean.com.au or call us +61 (02) 9451 8422

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General

General Questions

Where can I purchase the product?

Answer: Ether on this website or by email to order @ letsclean.com.au
You also can give us a call at +61 (02) 9451 8422 -- ˆ Top ˆ

Do I need a license for Lead Paint removal?

Answer: No, however Let’s Clean Pty. Ltd. have extensive experience in lead-abatement procedures and are a Registered Lead-Safe Contractor with the Master Painters Association of Australia, holding certificates on Lead Paint Management from Macquarie University and Standards Australia. Legislation on the stripping of lead paint may differ from state to state in Australia. -- ˆ Top ˆ

Is it hard to estimate a paint stripping or cleaning Job?

Answer: It is difficult to ascertain the correct procedure to follow when paint stripping without first carrying test samples. What works on concrete, without causing any damage, may not necessarily be the right approach when stripping timber or brickwork. -- ˆ Top ˆ

What is the acronym VOC stand for?

Answer: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. Their high vapor pressure results from a low boiling point, which causes large numbers of molecules to evaporate or sublimate from the liquid or solid form of the compound and enter the surrounding air. For example, formaldehyde, which evaporates from paint, has a boiling point of only (minus) –19 °C (–2 °F). See Wikipedia -- ˆ Top ˆ

Where can I get a lead test kit?

Answer: You can buy lead test kit at Master Painter Australia (MPA) or in different hardware store like Bunnings

Where can I dispose lead paint scraping?

Answer: Dispose of waste in sealed heavy duty plastic bags in your rubbish bin.
How to get advice:
Contact your local council for information on lead in houses and buildings and lead safe renovations. For information on lead and the environment call the NSW EPA’s Environment  Line on 131 555 or for more information on lead-based paint visit the EPA website at http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/mao/leadbasedpaint.htm

For further information and advice about protecting your self from lead, about qualified paint inspection and removal services, and guidelines for safe home renovation, call:
Lead Advisory Service NSW 1800 626 086 or (02) 9716 0014

PDF Leaflet Lead, your health and the environment

How to remove Japan Black?

Answer: Japan black (also called simply japan) is a lacquer or varnish suitable for many substrates but known especially for its use on iron and steel. Its high bitumen content provides a protective finish that is durable and dries quickly. It can also be called japan lacquer and Brunswick black. Used as a verb, japan means "to finish in japan black." Thus japanning and japanned are terms describing the process and its products. Link

Black Japan Floor Finish is an oil based interior floor finish which combines a traditional Black Japan stain with a professional clear polyurethane for a one-step ‘Black Japan look’ and durable protection on interior timber and parquetry floors. You will find Black Japan stained timber in older houses on floors and skirting, architraves and doors and it was often over coated with shellac to give a gloss finish. If sanding the Black Japan off is the best way to remedy your problem then be prepared to use up a fair bit of sand paper as the bitumen tends to clog it quickly.

Taking Japan Black off:

However we are able to take it off with our 600GL (SOYGel) product. It will soften it if left on the surface for about 15 minutes (it will become like thick honey). Then use Methylated Spirit (or with a mixture of 10-20% Water and Methylated Spirit) in a spray bottle to spray, scrub and scrape it off. For a good finish wipe it with a Methylated Spirit drenched cloth.

Whitewash v Lime Wash!

Answer: First things first, whitewash and lime wash are different things - especially when it comes to removing them.

"Whitewash" is water-soluble and much easier to remove than "Lime wash".

Removing lime wash, however, is not so straightforward.
If we have acrylic paint on Lime Wash we recommend ether Wonder Strip or 600GL (SoyGel) - we have samples of each for a trial available.

Lime Wash is tricky to take off.
It can be tried with Hot water or hot water pressure cleaners.
If the Lime Wash is very old it becomes in part or completely like glass.
To be fair it is a protection after all and maybe best left on the substrate.
However if it is not like carbonated (glass), paint stripper could take the Lime Wash off as well, depending on age and type.
Another solution to take Lime Wash off is our JOS System, it can be used to clean up any leftover Lime Wash from the surface. The JOS System is a light abrasive, micro-cleaning equipment, a chemical-free system used for the cleaning of facades, removal of graffiti, brick cleaning without damage to joints or the surface being cleaned. Will remove matter off metal, concrete, brick, timber, marble, terracotta and limestone.
Any of the above we cannot give you any guaranty and would rely on tests produced to give you an accurate quote or process.
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