Bio-Strip– An Environmentally Friendly Stripping Agent
Seal ’n Lock Bio Strip stripper is a novel blend of environmentally friendly compounds formulated into a non-toxic, highly effective paint stripping system. This unique product contains 15% bio-renewable carbon and its high loading capacity gives it the ability to strip most surfaces in one application. It is an excellent alternative to hazardous, low flash point materials, such as methylene chloride, NMP, and acetone; which are commonly used for stripping applications.
All of Seal ‘n Lock’s products are created to be environmentally friendly.
- Ideal for removing acrylics, enamels, epoxies, lacquers, latexes, moisture-cured
coatings and urethanes from most substrates.
- High flash point
- High loading capacity makes stripper last longer.
- Low evaporation rate allows for long stripper on substrate dwell times and lower
volume use due to fewer reapplications resulting from solvent evaporation
before the coating is removed.
- Will not harm aluminum, composites, concrete, metal, steel or wood
Toxicological & Environmental Profile
- Contains no carcinogenic or toxic compounds
- Contains no peroxides, methylene chloride, NMP or other dangerous chemicals
- Contains no ozone depleting chemicals, no hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and no global
- No SARA reportable components
- Readily bio-degradable
- VOC compliant per EPA, AQMD, and CARB regulations
Application and use
Because these products are bio-solvent blends they strip differently from industry standard strippers like methylene chlorine or NMP. Bio-strippers need time to work as the stripping mechanism is different from petroleum-based solvents. Bio-solvents penetrate paints and coatings and work by breaking the bond between the coating and the substrate, whereas petroleum based solvents work by dissolving coatings. As a result it is important to give the bio-stripper time to work. For 2part urethane/epoxies and/or thicker coatings, we recommend 2 Mils stripping to substrate followed by covering the area with plastic sheeting for 12 hours,
then pressure washing the stripper from the surface. We believe in letting the chemicals do the work.
Flat or vertical surfaces:
Apply 1 — 2 mils of stripper to substrate.
Allow sufficient time to lift paint. Remove with a plastic paint
scraper. Typically a dwell time of 45 to 60 minutes is sufficient for a
waterborne 2 part urethanes and other coatings. Dwell times needed to remove
coatings are dependent on the coating thickness, type and age as well as the
porosity of the surface. A second stripper application may be necessary.
Performance Data: The data below outlines typical performance for removing various types of coatings. Coating time will vary depending on coating thickness, surface temperature, and other factors. In some cases, two applications of Bio-Strip may be necessary.
- Acrylic coating (12mils) Strip time = 20 to 30 minutes
- Acrylic (12 mils) over elastomeric (8 mils) Strip time = 3 hours
- Moisture-cured epoxy Strip time = 10 to 20 minutes
- 2 Part waterborne epoxy Strip time = 45 to 60 minutes
- Oil & water stains, transparent or pigmented Strip time = 20 to 30 minutes
- Oil Based Enamel Strip time = 20 to 30 minutes
- Polyurethane Strip time = 45 to 60 minutes