Stripsol is a solvent-based sealer, stain, and paint stripper that has a wide range of applications. It is virtually instantaneous in penetrating most deck stains and paints. Stripsol will remove multiple layers of acrylics, acrylic latexes, polyurethane, and other resin coatings. Alkyd enamels can be stripped uses a two-step process. First apply Stripsol while still wet apply Stripper Cream. Stripsol is not flammable, has very little odor, does not burn the skin, and does little to no damage on most substrates. This includes wood, metals, asphalt shingles, vinyl siding, aluminum trim, and masonry surfaces. Always test the product in an inconspicuous area before starting the project.
Appearance & Odor: Clear to yellow over time, mild solvent odor.
Physical State: Liquid
pH: N/A (neutral)
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): N/A
Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
Boiling Point: 210° F
Freezing/Melting Point: N/A
Specific Gravity (WATER =1): 0.950
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Solubility in Water: Nil
Surface & Air Temperatures
To avoid harm to masonry, do not clean when temperatures are below freezing or will be overnight. Best cleaning results are obtained when air and masonry surface temperatures are 40° Fahrenheit or above. If freezing conditions exist prior to application, allow adequate time for masonry to thaw.
Pre-Testing of Paint or Stain
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.
Stripsol is best applied through a low-pressure application system, but it can be brushed, wiped, or rolled on to the surface. Coverage range is, 125 to 250 square foot per gallon. Results will be faster and more complete on horizontal surfaces. Depending on the paint or coating, more than one application may be needed. Apply the stripper from the top down using a side-to-side spray. A small hand pumped garden sprayer works very well for small jobs. Allow the Stripsol to set on the surface at least five minutes before doing your scratch test to determine whether or not you are ready to rinse. A scratch test is, you scratch at the paint or coating with a sharp object to see if the substrate is visible. If you see the substrate everywhere you scratch you are ready to rinse. If you do not see substrate or if the coating is gummy but not released, reapply the product and wait an additional 10 minutes before retesting. The waiting time is from when application started so on a big job you should be able test or rinse as soon as you are done applying. Sheltered areas under overhangs or railings, receive little weathering which may need a repeat application. Protect adjacent surfaces and drape plastic over plants just while you are applying the stripper. Be careful not to leave the plastic on to long in direct sunlight as it may cook the plants. A pressure washer, garden hose, or water and a scrub brush can be used for rinsing. If you are using a pressure washer keep the nozzle six inches from the surface if you are rinsing wood. Certain enamels may best be stripped with LCS, which is a caustic, and d-limonene water based product. Alkyd enamel can be removed by first applying Stripsol allow to dwell for several minutes. While Stripsol is still wet apply Stripper Cream directly over the Stripsol. After adequate soak time and a scratch test, remove the paint by scraping or high-pressure rinse.
Coverage rates will vary from 125-250 sq. ft. /gal depending on the surface porosity, texture and severity of staining.
Precautionary Measures: Always wear goggles and rubber gloves when handling this product. Keep off of skin and clothing. If material comes in contact with clothing, wash before reuse. Contains Hydrocarbon blend naphtha. Do not get in eyes, on skin or clothing. Avoid breathing fumes. Keep container closed when not in use. Use with adequate ventilation. Applicators should wear rain suit of plastic, rubber or PVC, boots and gloves made out of solvent resistant material, face shields and/or goggles to avoid splash to bare skin or eyes and MIOSH/MSHA approved respiration for use with solvents where applicable. Take precautions to avoid exposing building occupants to fumes of Stripsol. Dispose of empty containers according to federal, state and local requirements. Avoid drifting of material or rinse water onto autos and pedestrians by protecting or diverting such traffic. Do not use for any other applications other than specified. Do not remove label. Read Material Safety Data Sheet for additional safety and health hazard information prior to use.
First Aid +
Instructions in Case of Contact or Exposure Skin & Eye Contact:
Eyes: Flood with water for fifteen minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin: Wash off with soap and water. If irritation persists, call physician.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Call physician and seek medical attention if irritation persists.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention.
Spill or Leak Procedures
Waste Disposal Method: Check state, local or federal regulations for your area. Make sure adequate ventilation is provided. Steps to be taken if material is released or spilled: Large spill; dike and contain for intended use. Small spill; absorb on oil dry and place in approved container for disposal.
Store in a cool dry place, away from alkalis. Vent bung before opening. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Do not use pressure to empty container. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not use container as dilution or rinsing vessel. Do not cut, grind or weld on or near container. Empty containers retain residue and must be handled as if full.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CFR.
The information herein is given in good faith, but no warranty, either expressed or implied is made. Final determination of the suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein we cannot be sure or guarantee these are the only hazards, which exist