How do I safely emulsion abspestos walls


Postby handygirl » Tue May 06, 2008 10:29 am

My garage has abspestos walls the interior requires cleaning and a coat of emulsion - I though of spraying with water to dampen fibres and clean off cob-webs, dust etc then use a roller and emulsion - is it safe to do this?

Plus some of the outer walls have unsightly cracked paint , how can i safely remove old peeling paint and emulsion with roller?
thanks for any advice
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Postby døugie » Fri May 16, 2008 10:25 am

Do you know what kind of asbestos it is?
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Postby handygirl » Fri May 16, 2008 12:17 pm

Hi

Its white asbestos (thanks for the correct spelling) as far as I know its not the worse type which I think is bluey/grey?

Some of the walls are smooth but just need a fresh coat of paint but how do I treat the walls that have old peeling paint, which I would have to remove before applying new paint but the question is how do I do this safely?

Thanks for any tips
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Postby døugie » Fri May 16, 2008 3:45 pm

if it's emulsion paint i would probably soak it and scrape it off before re painting. I wouldn't want to risk too much dust from it, even if it is the less dangerous kind.
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Postby stevenc1603 » Mon May 19, 2008 3:17 pm

Whatever you do get yourself a high quality breathing mask to prevent the inhalation of any dust.
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Postby handygirl » Mon May 19, 2008 9:32 pm

Thanks for your replies to my question - yes I will purchase a quality dust mask first - then try spraying the wall with water and see what effect this has on removing the flaky peeling paint.
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