Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 09.10.2006)

Maalinpoisto - Paint Remover

A water-borne product for stripping paint indoors and outside. Biodegradable and almost odour-free. Replaces strippers based on chlorinated hydrocarbons.
Product features
For stripping latex, alkyd, epoxy and oil paints. Not for plastic, fibreglass or rubber surfaces.
Recommended uses
Wood, metal, concrete and mineral surfaces.

The paint is water-borne Tool: roller Tool: spray Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
0.5 - 1 m2/l depending on the number, quality and type of the layers of paint to be removed.
Can sizes
1 l, 10 l
Application method
Spray application, but a brush or roller may be used on small surfaces. The softened paint film is removed with a steel scraper or water jet, for example. Carry out a test on a small area first to see the effect on the old paint finish and substrate.
1.02 kg/l ISO 2811
Protect from frost.
Product code
006 1117

Cover plastic parts and other surfaces which are not being treated to protect them from splashes. Wipe off any splashes immediately, using water. Pour Paint Remover onto small surfaces and apply freely with a brush, roller or spatula onto the area to be stripped. Especially in dry and sunny or in windy weather, cover the surface with transparent cling film, construction plastic or similar to prevent the stripper from evaporating. Spray Paint Remover onto large surfaces. It may be sprayed straight out of the original packaging. Nozzle size 0.021” or larger. Wear gloves and protective goggles during spray application. Important: if the stripper begins to ”slide” during application, spray a thin coat and leave for a few minutes, after which you can continue spraying normally. The time taken (2-8 hrs) for Paint Remover to take effect and its effectiveness are affected by the type and coat thickness of the paint and the weather conditions. Wrapping in plastic speeds up the process. Avoid working in direct sunlight or high winds. If the waste is in liquid form or if there is a lot of it, take it to a municipal hazardous waste collection point. Wash the surface carefully with hot water and a brush or rough sponge; pressure washing may also be used for stripping jobs done in the open air. Leave the surface to dry thoroughly before any repainting. Also remove any surface rust that has formed on a clean steel surface before painting it. If paint is to be removed from a fairly large surface (e.g., metal roofing), check the local authority’s regulations on paint stripping and waste disposal before starting the work. In most cases, it will also be necessary to determine the type of the paint removed and any substances (such as heavy metals) it may contain which are harmful from the viewpoint of work safety or the environment. In larger paint stripping jobs, it is recommended to carry out a test on a trial patch during the planning stage to determine the effect time and coverage of the Paint Remover.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with water.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Harmful; Xn Contains: Benzyl alcohol HARMFUL BY INHALATION AND IF SWALLOWED. Do not breathe vapour/spray. Use only in well ventilated areas. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Keep out of reach of children. A Safety Data Sheet is available at request.
Safety data sheet

Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
ADR: not classified
sre260614 / mli040906 / ofl040906 / lko040906 / tho270906 / 006 1117