Peelaway® 7 Paint & Varnish Remover is a water and solvent-based paste which is formulated to remove more modern water-based coatings. Excellent results have also been achieved with combinations of oil and water-based coatings. Peelaway® 7 does not require neutralising and can be repainted within a few hours.
Peelaway® 7 removes multiple layers of most modern industrial and domestic paint in one application. Easy and safe to use: has very little odour and naturally degradable. Safer to use than traditional Methylene Chloride paint strippers. The unique paste formulation works effectively on the most intricate projects. Effectively removes paints from woodwork, plaster, bricks, masonry and metal.
Peelaway® 7 is recommended for use in removing paint from veneers, plywoods or aluminium and is much safer and more user friendly. It is non caustic and does not burn skin in the event of accidental contact. Peelaway® 7 should not be used on certain plastics such as polycarbonates and perspex. (Test on unskimmed drywall).
ALWAYS CARRY OUT A TEST PATCH FIRST.
We can not state enough how important it is to carry out a test patch before general use.
The size of the test patches will depend on the subject matter, but as a guide they should be from 75 x 75mm up to 300 x 300mm. Apply Peelaway® paste graded from 1mm to 6mm thick according to the age and thickness of the coating (e.g 1mm when removing a thin layer of varnish but possibly up to 6mm where there are multiple layers of thick paint). Place the Peelaway® blanket (print side out) on to the paste. Rub gently to remove air, pierce bubbles where necessary. Allow to stand from 2 to 48 hours, again this will be determined by the paint/coating type and thickness/number of layers. When using Peelaway® 1 to remove heavy paint build up over plaster mouldings you may need to leave even longer (up to 72 hours) and this can often aid the drying out process which encourages the old paint and blanket to lift away from the substrate being treated to complete the stripping process.
For areas involving different elevations several test patches should be applied to accommodate the possibility of different coatings and the effects of weather on exterior surfaces. To remove, the spatula should be inserted into the paste and a section gently lifted away. If the original surface is apparent, the test patch can be removed and the surface wiped with a damp sponge. If paint can still be seen, the test patch should be replaced and re-examined after a few hours.
Once the correct paste and timing for the project has been established together with the thickness required, the designated paste should be applied, the Peelaway® blanket laid over the paste and left for the time indicated by the test patch. Full instructions are on the containers.
Each project can potentially give different results and this is why it is imperative to carry out Test Patches. Leaving on for not long enough could mean the process has not completed. Leaving on too long could damage the substrate or you may find the Peelaway® blanket and paste becomes too hard and difficult to clean up.
- Architecturally Specified
- Methylene Chloride Free
- Environmentally Safer Formulation