STEP 1 PREPARE
It is important for the user to determine the suitability of CUTEK® Wood Stripper for its intended application. ALWAYS test product on a small test area. The coatings to be stripped can vary significantly, testing will enable you to accurately estimate the working time, and amount of CUTEK® Wood Stripper required to complete your project.
NOTE: CUTEK® Wood Stripper may need to be applied more than once to thick paint or film form coatings with many layers.
Safety and Precautions:
Before you begin to Prepare and Protect your wood, note the hazards and precautions and ensure that you have obtained and know how to use the correct safety equipment as detailed in the Safety Data Sheet.
When using CUTEK® Wood Stripper, all adjacent surfaces and vegetation must be adequately protected. It is also important to be aware of the potential for wind drift into areas with cars or pedestrian traffic when rinsing. Water flush all equipment, vegetation, paths, concrete, asphalt and other adjacent surfaces before and after contact.
Spreading rate is approximately 3 m2/L or 120 ft²/US gal
NOTE: this can vary significantly depending on the type and thickness of the paint or wood coating being removed.
CUTEK® Wood Stripper should be used as supplied. Stir/shake well, then apply CUTEK® Wood Stripper evenly with a brush, roller or paint pad applicator to dry wood, rubbing into the grain. Reaction time is approx. 30-60 minutes. Keep area wet and activated by applying more CUTEK® Wood Stripper or by agitating the application area with a brush or roller for the duration determined by testing.
Test periodically with a paint scraper to determine when the old coating is stripping cleanly off the wood. When this happens, the stripped surface is ready for rinsing. We suggest that you try to strip only 1m² or 10 ft² first.
Rinse off thoroughly, using a pressure washer set to approximately 50 bar (750 p.s.i.) with a fan jet pattern. REMOVAL WITH A GARDEN HOSE IS NOT SUFFICIENT.
CAUTION must be used to avoid damage to the wood fibre and ‘furring up’. Adjust your cleaning process by reducing the pressure or your operating distance from the wood. DO NOT use “turbojets” on wood.
Clean from the lowest point and work upwards methodically using long even strokes in the direction of the grain. If cleaned from the highest point first, the product below can become sticky and difficult to remove.
After stripping the wood, clean it with CUTEK® Wood Reviver to remove residual CUTEK® Wood Stripper and rejuvenate the substrate and enhance the grain. See CUTEK® Wood Reviver for instructions.
Certain types of wood surfaces may leave a raised grain effect after stripping is completed. Sanding or poly pad scrubbing may be required to smooth out this condition.
Clean Up & Disposal:
Equipment may be cleaned with CUTEK® Quickclean or soap/detergent and water. All wash water, containers/contents should be disposed in accordance with local regulations