Nu-EcoSafe Strip High Performance

Water Based Non-toxic Paint Remover Suitable for High Performance Coatings

Nu-EcoSafe Strip High Performance is proven to effectively lift:

  • Highly cross-linked urethanes
  • Epoxy topcoats and primers
  • Alkyd paints and varnish
  • Non-skid coatings (100% solid content)
  • The toughest of industrial coatings and linings from metallic and plastic substrates
  • Capable of lifting fuel resistant primers and coal tar epoxies.

Will remove these coating from all types of substrates including:

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Metal alloys
  • Concrete
  • Masonry

Nu-EcoSafe Strip High Performance is effective at the following projects:

  • Petrochemical plants
  • Chemical tank farms
  • Bridges
  • Shipyard and docks
  • Ballast tanks of ships
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Automobiles and engine parts
  • Railway cars and engines
  • Wrought iron/cast iron work
  • Any area where abrasive blasting is not an option for environmental, or economic reasons
  • Any area where worker safety may be a concern.

Nu-EcoSafe Strip High Performance has the following qualities:

  • Water-based
  • Fully biodegradable
  • Non-flammable
  • Contains no TAPs or HAPs (Toxic/Hazardous Air Pollutants)
  • Non-carcinogenic
  • Easy clean up with running water
  • Low VOCs
  • Non ozone depleting
  • Not regulated by authorities for transportation/storage
  • Not regulated by authorities for worker health and safety
  • Low odour
  • Will not burn skin

Additional Benefits that contribute to Cost effectiveness:

  • Requires much less chemical to achieve desired results
  • Reduces man-hours and effort required to complete a project
  • Reduces cost of waste disposal
  • Reduces down time since other work at site can continue while stripper does its job
  • Lowers insurance costs for storage hazards.

Application Guide

Apply a thick, even layer of stripper onto the coating being removed. An airless sprayer is the most effective means for application. Always start the sprayer pump at the lowest pressure setting and slowly build up the pressure until an adequate fan pattern has been generated. High pressure and narrow tip sizes will break the stripper's emulsion and will destroy its effectiveness.

The stripper must be applied 1.5 to 2 times the thickness of the coating being removed, i.e 20 mils of coating requires 30-40 mils of stripper to be removed effectively. When trying to build up films thicker than 30 mils (600 microns), or when trying to apply the stripper on a glossy or greasy vertical surface, it is advisable to build the stripper film in two separate applications.

First apply a light coat of approximately 15 mils (300 microns), thick enough to hide the surface colour of coating and allow it to dwell for 5 to 30 minutes and then build the rest of the stripper film thickness in a second application.

Once applied, leave the stripper alone, as agitation slows down penetration. If using a brush, make sure the underlying surface is completely covered with Nu EcoSafe Strip High Performance Paint Stripper.

Re-Application

When there are multiple layers of paint, it is possible that there is poor inter-coat adhesion between some layers. Premature lifting may occur at this interface. If this happens, remove the lifted layers and reapply the stripper. Do not rinse with water between applications. Do not allow the stripper to dry out. The stripper is designed to remain wet and effective over extended periods of time (up to 48 hours), but excessive sunshine, windy conditions or insufficient stripper thickness can cause early drying. If the stripper starts to dry, reapply a light coating and allow extra time for completion.

Dwell Time

The time required for penetration varies according to the type of paint, the thickness of the paint, and the temperature. Most paint systems require between 2 to 36 hours. Nu-EcoSafe Strip High Performance Paint Stripper can be left overnight, but do not allow it to dry out.

Coverage

Coverage is approximately 1 to 2.2 sq.m./L depending on substrate and coating to be removed.

Optimum Temperature

Surface temperatures should be 20° to 32°C. The product performs effectively at lower temperatures - even at 0°C, but the dwell time increases.

Removal & Clean Up

Removal of lifted paint can be completed by scraper, squeegee, wet/dry vacuum suction system or by high pressure (2,500 - 3,500 psi) water wash. Be careful if using a high pressure washer on porous surfaces as it may harm the surface. Pressure wash from the bottom up on vertical surfaces to prevent rinse water from deactivating stripper in sections below. The stripped surface must be rinsed with water to remove all chemical residue before repainting.

Collect lifted paint and place it in plastic containers, Add Nu-EcoSafe Strip Ecozorb to absorb the remaining liquids and dispose of in accordance with local government regulations. Do not collect and/or store removed paint and stripper waste residue in metal containers. Clean up spray equipment by running water through the equipment soon after the spraying has been completed.

Nu-EcoSafe Strip High Performance
Quick Reference

Appearance:

Blue Foamed Enultion

pH:

3.5 - 4.5

VOC Levels:

70 g/L

Coverage Rate:

1 - 2.2 m2/L

Properties

Biodegradable

Low VOC

Non-flammable

Water Based

Water Clean-up

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Important Notice

The information given in this data sheet is based on many years experience and is correct to the best of our knowledge. However as the use of our product is beyond our control we can only be responsible for the quality of our product at the time of dispatch. For additional information about specifications or application please contact our company. As this information is of a general nature we cannot assume responsibility for individual use.