pH Test Kits
When stripping paint from wood surfaces, the pH level can become highly alkaline depending on the removal product used. Some products are a lot more likely to leave the surface needing treatment than others. You will find individual instructions on the product used, but to be safe you can test the pH levels of the surface yourself. The surface is not for painting or treating further until the pH level has stabilized. PeelAway pH test strips can be used to test the surface to make sure the levels are within the tolerance required to paint on. A ready of between 5 and 8 is considered acceptable, the strips have a color comparison chart making it easy to read and take a pH reading. A paint removing neutralizer is required to treat any surface that have low pH levels, this is a formula we have available and with a simple application you get raise the pH level of the surface and prepare it for painting. Using pH test tape will ensure that you know when it is time to begin the next step in your refinishing project. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, if you want your finish to look good and last, use a pH test tape available from our online store.