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Midland Precision Blasting Ltd is fully certified to use DCM-based paint strippers onsite having completed the 2 stage training and testing process.
DCM is dichloromethane, also known as methylene chloride. It is an effective stone and masonry façade paint stripper that can be used safely with most substrates.
DCM was banned from inclusion in paint strippers at the end of 2010 by European legislation. It was not supposed to be used by DIYers or the trade onsite after June 2012.
However, companies were told they could get an exemption to the onsite trade ban if testing of competency was in place. The Health & Safety Executive offer a competency test for use of DCM.
Without the certificate, it is still illegal to use DCM paint strippers and DCM is still banned from DIY products.