Anyone have experience with eco-friendly strippers and coatings?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 19:02.

We're about to start prepping and painting lots of plaster walls and protecting lots of wood trim, windows, doors and floors, inside and out. As we are bringing the property to its most natural state possible, removing most paint, varnish, and wallpaper, we are working from very raw materials, and feel that is good. How do we now keep our house as natural as possible, as we finish it up?

specifically, has anyone reading this used soy paint or mastic strippers, milk paint, other eco-friendly paints or wood finishes or waxes that you can recommend, and do you know anywhere around Cleveland with such products?

interior finishes

wood and walls:  AFM Safecoat

wood: OSMO Polyx®-Oil, 'the original hardwax oil'

resources:  < in Pittsburgh