Finally the smart solution to paint removal
Introducing Smart Strip the safest, most effective and environmentally friendly method to remove virtually any coating from any surface.
The smart choice for DIY and professionals!
Product Description & Use:
SMART STRIP is a revolutionary paint remover that is safe for the user, the substrate and the environment. This 100% biodegradable, water based stripper is extremely effective for removing multiple layers of architectural and industrial coatings from virtually all interior/exterior surfaces - wood, brick,metal concrete,stone, plaster, fibreglass etc.. this product does not contain methylene chloride or caustic and V.O.C is zero. SMART STRIP is exceptional for the safe removal of lead based paint and is excellent for intricate, carved or moulded surfaces. Because it is a paste, SMART STRIP is easily applied by brush, roller or conventional airless spray. It is formulated to remain wet and effective over extended periods of time.
Always "Test Patch" each type of surface/coating to be removed before general use to determine compatibility, yeild, proper thickness and dwell time needed.
Remove any loose or peeling paint prior to application. Mask/Protect areas where stripping is not desired. Polythene (plastic sheet) and masking tape creates an effective barrier. Be Sure to protect flooring. Plants and other foliage should be covered or rinsed thoroughly before and during application. NOTE: Smart strip will not effect glass, aluminium or plastic surfaces.
Application and Spread Rate
Using a brush, roller or airless spray, apply approximately 1/16 to 1/8" thick (refer to test patch results) according to number of layers and type of coating being removed. Airless spray is the most cost effective way to apply product. Start at the lowest pressure setting and slowly build pressure until an adequate fan pattern has been achieved. When trying to build film thickness of the remover, two separate applications are recommended. Apply a light first coat and allow it to tack for about thirty minutes. Then apply a second coat to build the film to the desired thickness. SMART STRIP provides an average spread rate of 45-50 sq ft per gallon.
The time required for softening/lifting paint will vary according to the number of layers, type of coating being removed and surface temperature. Average dwell time ranges from 3-24 hrs. (Refer to test patch results)
Removal and Clean Up
Remove softened/lifted paint using a scraper, taping knife or power washer. Agitate surface residue with a stiff nylon brush or scouring pad, paying particular attention to crevices, grooves and cracks. Exterior stripped surfaces should be rinsed thoroughly with a power washer. Interior surfaces can be rinsed using a sponge and water or denatured alcohol. Collect paste and paint residue in plastic bags and dispose of in compliance with local government regulations. Clean up airless sprayer by running water or denatured alcohol through it soon after application. Allow surface to dry before repainting.
For the best results surface temperatures should by 50-95 Degrees F. Product can be applied as low as 32 Degrees F. However effectiveness is reduced and dwell time increased.
While Smart Strip is formulated for the safety of the user, surface and environment, proper safety procedures should be followed at all times. Wear gloves, goggles and other protective clothing as needed. Refer to MSDS for important Health/Safety information.