Removing textured coating from a small area, eg 1 square metre

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1 Use the right kit
  • Cover work area with plastic sheets secured with tape to help catch waste
  • Wear a disposable, correctly fitted FFP3 face mask and Type 5 disposable overalls
  • Wear the overalls one size too big and put the legs over the top of footwear
  • Do not re-use disposable overalls and masks
2 Keep dust down
  • Dampen loose pieces with a wet cloth. Pick them off and put in a plastic sack
  • Gently brush on stripping fluid or use a wallpaper steamer to loosen the coating
  • Gently scrape the coating into a bucket. Empty this into the plastic sack
  • Seal the stripped surface with PVA sealant
  • Never scrape through or sand down the coating or the stripped surfaces
  • Do not use power tools to cut through textured coatings
3 Clean up properly
  • Use a damp cloth or Class H vacuum cleaner with a special filter to clean up
  • Do not use a domestic vacuum cleaner or a brush as these will spread asbestos fibres into the air
  • Double bag all waste including masks, overalls, cloths and plastic sheets in plastic sacks, seal with tape and label as asbestos waste
  • Contact the local tips in your area to find one that accepts asbestos waste
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