Smoke MeltSmoke Melt tackles sooty masonry surfaces. Just a bit mixed with water restores oil stained metal, wood, or masonry. An undiluted dosage quickly strips paints.
The manufacturer highlighted these factors:
- Removes heavy carbon deposits
- Removes food and petroleum oil staining
- Etches windows
Product literature listed these properties about Smoke Melt:
Appearance & Odor: Amber color, mild citric odor
Physical State: Liquid pH: 13.5
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): As water
Vapor Density (air=1): As water
Boiling Point: 210°F
Freezing/Melting Point: N.A.
Specific Gravity (water =1): 1.120
Evaporation Rate: As water
Solubility in water: Complete.
- Protect anodized aluminum, glass and painted substrates.
- Cover foliage with polyethylene or other proven protective material.
- Avoid wind drift on surrounding surfaces such as auto and pedestrian traffic.
Surface & Air Temperatures
- Excessively high or low temperatures will produce poor results and possible harm.
- Best cleaning results are obtained when air and surface temperatures are 40° Fahrenheit or above.
- Do not clean when temperatures are below freezing or will be overnight. If freezing conditions exist, allow adequate time for surface to thaw.
- If air temperatures exceed 90° Fahrenheit, flash cool the surface with water before applying product.
- Do not allow products to dry on the surface. Always rinse thoroughly while still wet.
- Always test prior to beginning full-scale cleaning operations.
- Testing should confirm cleaning effectiveness on each type of surface and stain designated to be cleaned.
- Test also to determine the desired surface contact time and any potential for adverse reactions with adjacent materials.
- Allow test panels to dry thoroughly before evaluating final appearance and results.
- Great care must be taken when applying this product because of its highly active penetrating nature.
How to dilute Smoke Melt?
- 4:1 - 9:1 for severe smoke damage.
- 15:1 for light smoke damage.
- Use undiluted - 10:1 for brushing application and oil stain removal.
Metals, masonry materials, and wood
- Always protect the surrounding area by temporarily covering with plastic.
- If you are spraying this product always try to stay away from or above the mist, as it will burn your skin.
- Pre-wet (not soak), the area with water before applying the product.
- A nylon brush can be used to apply, when necessary.
- With a strong dilution, apply downstream through a pressure washer for severe smoke damage.
- With a weaker dilution, apply with a low pressure applicator for light smoke damage.
- For black crust removal, use undiluted.
- Let the product dwell for fifteen minutes to an hour.
- When removing smoke damage, use a higher dilution based on testing results.
- Allow the product lengthy dwell time, as Smoke Melt has special additives that causes soils to rise to the surface.
- Craftsmanship determines the appropriate pressures for rinsing.
- A thorough rinse job is always recommended, however, our chemistry never requires flooding a wall.
- Pressures that mark or damage the surface should be avoided.
- When in doubt, follow the manufacturers recommended P.S.I. for the substrate on which you are working.
General Advice: Always follow safety precautions.
More Information: Refer to product label and manufacturer's instructions for additional details.