Q) What types of paint strippers do you have?
A) In general, we
have two classes of paint strippers,
1) EF (Environment friendly) based
2) MC (Methylene Chloride) based
Q) What are the differences between these paint strippers?
Generally, MC (Methylene Chloride) based paint strippers
work faster and more effective than EF (Environment
friendly) paint strippers.
2) MC based paint strippers are being regulated in some
districts and municipalities. Meaning that you will not be
allowed to use large quantities of that in a given period of
time. This could usually be a concern if you are using about
55 Gallon drum or more per month.
3) EF paint strippers are biodegradable and water soluble.
Q) How could your paint stripper be applied?
A) From a different perspective, all our paint strippers
could be divided into two categories:
1) Immersion (or dip tank) type.
2) Brush type which could even be applied using a
Immersion (Dip) paint strippers) are always stronger than
their brush (spray) type counterparts.
Basically, if the size of the objects you are dealing with
is small enough, it is always better to order Immersion
(Dip) type of paint strippers. But, if you are dealing with
bigger objects such as; building, aircrafts, marine, …, then
you will find brush (spray) type more suitable.
Q) How do I decide which paint stripper to order?
A) It is very easy. Just try answering the following
1) Is it practical for you to dip (immerse) your object into
a tank of liquid
Yes. Then Immersion type of paint strippers will be the
way to go.
No. Then, you have to choose brush type paint strippers.
2) Are you going to use paint stripper on a regular basis
(say, at least 20
or more per month)?
Yes, Then, there is a chance that you will have to use EF
No. Then, there is a chance that you may be able to use MC
It is hard for us to give a definite answer to this question,
the environmental regulations vary from state to state
country to country.
Q) Are your paint strippers safe on Aluminum, fiberglass, ….?
A) 1) Our MC Paint stripper is safe on Steel, Aluminum,
and almost any other alloys.
2) Additionally, our EF Paint stripper is safe on Steel,
Magnesium, and almost any
other alloys as well as wood,
fiberglass, brick, …
Q) How much chemical do I need to apply using brush type paint
You should apply a thick
layer of stripper equaling the thickness of the
Q) How much coverage will one US gallon (3.78 L) provide?
One gallon should cover approximately 90-110 sq. ft.
Q) How can I get a free sample?
by contacting our experienced technical representative team
[email@example.com or 604-904-0400], you can ask for a free
It would be great if you could even supply us with your UPS
of shipping the sample to you. In any event, the sample is
free and you will never be billed for that.
Q) How long does it take for the paint stripper to work?
A) 1) For MC (Methylene Chloride) based paint stripper –
2) For EF (Environmentally Friendly) paint strippers – about
Q) Is it Environmental and user friendly?
A) Yes, Top ENV
6600 product line is Environmentally Friendly. its not caustic and
does not contain any Methylene Chloride or phenols.
Q) Does it work on chemical resistant coatings such as Sherman
Williams and PRC Desoto coating?
A) Yes, our ENV
6600 paint stripper is specifically manufactured for tough aircraft
Q) How should I dispose of the paint?
A) ENV 6600
Paint Strippers are environmentally friendly products. Nevertheless,
we ask that you treat all stripped paint as hazardous waste and just
dispose of it according to your local and national standards.
Q) Why Not sandblasting instead of
using chemicals to strip paint?
Table 1. Annual
Operating Cost Comparison for Benzyl Alcohol versus Traditional Sandblasting
Annual Savings for Using Benzyl
Mr. Brad Baum, Baum & Associates, Inc., May 1996
Ms. Chris Mahendra, Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, NJ, May
Ms. Penny Sue Jones, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, February 2000.
Q) WHY should I use Environmentally
friendly paint stripper instead of methylene Chloride?
A) Switching from methylene
chloride to benzyl alcohol paint stripping will decrease a facility’s
HAP emissions which will decrease the possibility that a facility will
meet the HAP emissions threshold for an air permit under 40 CFR 70 and
71. Reducing HAP emissions may also help a facility to comply with the
requirements of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air
Pollutants (NESHAPs) (40 CFR 63).