NAKED STRIPPER: Paint and Stain Remover.
Naked Stripper is a safe alternative to using dangerous Methylene Chloride strippers. It has very little odour and if it contacts the skin, there is plenty of time to wash it off before burning occurs. Of course, eye and skin protection is recommended.
CD50 Timber protection oils will not penetrate paints, stains, varnishes and other film forming products. Most of these can be safely removed using Naked Stripper.
Naked Stripper can be applied by brush or airless sprayer.
Before you start
There is a wide range of surface coatings and every surface to be stripped has been subjected to varying amount of weathering. For this reason a test patch is essential to determine how long the Naked Stripper should be left on, and therefore how much Naked Stripper is required to remove the surface coating.
The Scrape Test
Apply a thick layer of Naked Stripper to a 100mm x 100mm area on the surface coating.
Leave for 5 minutes then using a metal scraper, scrape a small section of the area coated with Naked Stripper. If clean wood is not revealed - leave for another 5 minutes then scrape again
Ideal dwell time is when all surface coating is removed easily and clean wood is revealed when scraped. In most cases, the coating will be soft enough to scrape off in 30 minutes. In some cases it may need to be left “overnight” to completely remove the coating.
Step 1 Apply Naked Stripper evenly with a brush, rubbing into the grain or airless sprayer
Step 2 Reaction time is approx. 30-60mins. Keep area wet by applying more Naked Stripper.
Step 3 Pressure clean or scrape to remove.
Step 4 Allow to dry, then scrape and sand any bits that have been missed. This process is now much easier as the previous coating has been weakened by the stripper.
Once the Naked Stripper has had time to work, power wash it off with a waterblaster using a fan nozzle (at approx 600-800 psi pressure at the timber surface) On a vertical surface clean from the lowest point and work upward overlapping each stroke taking care not to miss any patches. Do not leave the pressure cleaner stationary on the timber at any time.
CAUTION must be used when cleaning soft and hard timbers.Reduce pressure or increase distance from surface to avoid damaging timber. Additionally, certain types of wood surfaces may leave a raised grain. These areas can be sanded once dried.