How Do I Paint Asbestos?
• Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material commonly found in old insulation, fire-resistant boards, roofing sheets and ceiling tiles. If found it should be left untouched, appropriate authorities called and should only be disturbed, removed and disposed of by qualified licensed Asbestos removal experts. Asbestos is highly toxic if broken down into its fibrous state.
• Asbestos must not be sanded or abraded in any way which will cause the surface to break down.
• At most a light wash down may be completed with a soft brush and Tikkurila Cleaning agent, all washing residue should be collected in a sealed container and disposed of by a certified licensed asbestos removal company.
- Asbestos-cement boards - If the boards are in good condition, make sure the surface is clean from dirt and grease. Spray the surface with a thin layer of ProSeal to seal the remaining dust.
- Asbestguard – Encapsulating Primer (Interior Use only)
- Finngard Opaque (thinned by 20%)
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