Paint strippers for various surfaces
The right paint stripper will not only remove the old layers of paint but also the stains and splashes that have penetrated the wood. According to European directives, the paint stripper industry may no longer use the aggressive agents that used to be an effective part of paint strippers, such as methylene chloride. Agents such as acids, alkalis, NMP or biocides are effective, but also harmful to the environment. Furthermore it is noteworthy that not all biodegradable paint strippers give the desired results and work as effectively as their non-biodegradable counter parts.
One of the most effective ways to remove paint layers from metal objects is using a paint stripper. Other methods include sanding, industrial blasting and using heat.
Paint strippers are especially suitable for objects that are difficult to access and have many edges and intricate details. When treating metal with paint strippers, it is not advisable to work with alkaline or acidic strippers, as these will corrode the metal with the possibility of damaging the surface. Therefore, solvent based paint strippers are recommended for metal.
As one of the oldest materials in human history, brick masonry is not the easiest to clean or to remove old paint residues. Removal must be done with the greatest care and expertise, as both the bricks and the joints are easily damaged. When using paint stripper on brick walls, it is wise to apply a test area first. Before purchasing a paint stripper product, always get advice from the experts at MAVRO.
After the facades and walls have been stripped of paint or coating layers, it is recommended to treat the facades and walls with protective coatings for a durable result.
STRIP-OFF products from MAVRO
The MAVRO R&D specialists have succeeded in developing a series of powerful and fast-acting paint strippers and REMOVERS, the user-friendly and biodegradable STRIP-OFF and STRIP-OFF HD. Both products remove multiple layers of paint and durable 2-component coatings without leaving any residues. Even the most stubborn old paint systems can be tackled effectively with these products.
STRIP-OFF and STRIP-OFF HD give excellent results on almost all surfaces such as concrete, stucco, granite, masonry, wood, plastic, glass and metal.