Smart Strip PRO Professional Paint Remover is manufactured by Dumond Chemicals. Dumond are widely recognized as market leaders in regards producing effective, environmentally safe, easy-to-use solutions to a range of professional, marine, industrial and household jobs.
Smart Strip PRO is a safe, lead-based paint remover that delivers excellent performance removing some of the most difficult to remove coatings. Effective at removing multiple layers of coatings, such as water and oil-based paints, acrylic, urethane, epoxy, elastomeric, and lead paints. You can safely use Smart Strip PRO on a range of internal or external surfaces such as, stone, concrete, brick, wood, plaster, metal, fiberglass, plastic and glass.
Smart Strip PRO is a water-based, eco-friendly product making it safe for the user, environment and surfaces being treated. It is specially formulated to remain wet without the use of laminated paper, allowing fast and easy paint stripping.
Before applying Smart Strip PRO Professional Paint Remover to any surface always do a small test area. Although every effort has been made to test the product on as many surfaces as possible, it is always recommended to test the surface you will be treating.
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How to Remove Paint with Smart Strip™ PRO Professional Paint Remover 1.To remove paint from a surface, simply apply this paste by brush, roller, or conventional airless spray. Smart Strip™ PRO Professional Paint Remover covers approximately 40-50 square feet per gallon. 2.Smart Strip™ PRO Professional Paint Remover is formulated to remain wet and effective without the use of Dumond® Laminated Paper; however, for extended dwell times, Dumond® Laminated Paper may be necessary, particularly on lead paint abatement and industrial projects. Dwell time will vary depending on the type of coating, number of layers, and temperature of the area being stripped. 3.For best results, allow paste to dwell overnight or longer. 4.Using a scraper, remove the paste and watch as the softened paint lifts away. 5.Any remaining residue can be removed with a sponge and water or a power washer. 6.There is no need to neutralize the stripped surface when using Smart Strip™ PRO Professional Paint Remover.
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Q. Does Smart Strip™ PRO really work on all surfaces?
A. ABSOLUTELY! Smart Strip™ works on virtually ALL interior and exterior surfaces including all sorts of wood, brick, metal, concrete, stone, plaster, fiberglass, steel, iron etc. There is nothing like Smart Strip --- we believe it is the most versitile paint remover available.
Q. Does Smart Strip™ work quickly?
A. In most instances Smart Strip™ Paint Remover will remove up to 15 coats of stubborn paint in one single application. Incredible results and so easy to use. Starts to work in minutes to remove muliple layers of stubborn old paint.
Q. What kind of paints will Smart Strip™ remove?
A. Removes ALL Oil and Latex Paints. Even on Brick! Removes virtually ALL Paint, Epoxies, Urethanes, Elastomerics, Chlorinated Rubbers etc. Smart Strip™ works on almost any paint imagineable!
Q. Is Smart Strip™ safe for the environment?
A. YES, Smart Strip™ is water based, odor free and 100% Biodegradable. Best of al Smart Strip™ does not contain methylene chloride, caustic, or toxic chemicals and wil NOT BURN YOUR HANDS.
Q. Will Smart Strip™ work on detailed intricate surfaces?
A. YES , Smart Strip™ Paint Remover can be used on the most intricate detailed and carved surfaces. How to remove paint from moldings, picture frames, old doors, book cases, etc ?? Smart Strip is your best choice.
Q. Can Smart Strip be used to remove lead based paint?
A. No Problem! , Smart Strip™ is exceptional for lead-based paint removal. Smart Strip Loves Old Lead Paint.
Q. Will Smart Strip™ remove paint from dry wall?
A. Smart Strip™ paint remover is extremely effective to remove paint from dry wall. First do a "test patch" to determine how much time Smart Strip™ should remain on the painted dry wall. Generally, less than two hours should be sufficient. You do not want leave it too long and possible remove the paper portion of the dry wall. Go slowly and if necessary re-apply Smart StripTM. You will amazed with the results.
Q. What about furniture paint removal?
A. Smart Strip™ is one of the FINEST FURNITURE PAINT REMOVERS we have ever seen. Works on new furniture and antiques. Works on all types of wood(including oak, walnut, mahogany cherry etc). Removes paint, stains, varnishes, and all sorts of architectural coatings.
Q. Will Smart Strip™ remove marine paint? Will it damage the gel coat?
A. Smart Strip™ is great for the removal of marine coatings and will not damage the gel coat. For really tough marine paints with over 10 coats of paint use Peel Away® Marine Safety Strip Paint Remover.
Q. How do you apply the Smart StripTM?
A. It is easily applied by brush, roller, or conventional airless sprayers. It easily adheres to all vertical or overhanging surfaces
Q. How long does the Smart Strip™ need to stay on the surface and how do I remove it?
A. Dwell time will vary depending on the type of coating, number of layers, and temperature. For best results, allow paste to dwell overnight or longer. Remove the softened/lifted paint using a scraper, taping knife, or power washer. The stripped surface should then be rinsed with water or denatured alcohol to remove any remaining residue. Allow the surface to dry thoroughly before repainting.
Q. Can Smart Strip™ be used in any temperature?
A. For best results, surface temperatures should be 60 degrees F - 95 degrees F. Smart Strip™ . Can be applied as low as 37 degrees. However, the effectiveness may be reduced and the dwell time may increase.
Q. Does Smart Strip™ require the use of the Peel Away paper?
A. No, Smart Strip™ does not require the use of the Peel Away Paper. The paper can be used with it if you like. It can make clean up easier in many instances when you are working indoors or if you are working overhead. The Peel Away™ Paper will also accelerate the paint removal process. The paper can be purchased separately with no additional shipping costs. To purchase Peel Away Paper click here.
Q. Do I really need to do test patches before I start?
A. Yes, Always prepare a test area on each type of surface and paint coating prior to full application. This will determine the proper thickness of the remover and the dwell time required for project completion.
Q. How do I remove Smart Strip™ from rougher surfaces like brick, concrete or stone?
A. SMART STRIP WORKS GREAT ON TOUGH SURFACES LIKE BRICK, CONCRETE, STONE AND MARBLE. For rougher surfaces, if possible, a power washer is the best way to remove Smart Strip. If not, interior surfaces can be rinsed using a spray bottle of clean water and a nylon bristle scrub brush . After a thorough scrub, spray again with water to remove any remaining residue.
I love the new Peel Away® Smart Strip™. We worked with other paint removers in the past and nothing comes close to the effectiveness of this product. We used it in our bathroom to remove paint from our tile floor. It worked great! We also used it on our cupboard doors in our kitchen. Again it did not have any problem removing the paint right down to the wood. Thank you for providing us with such an easy to use effective paint remover. I bought a 100 year old house a couple of years ago. It was a rental for 20 + years and it needed some love to say the least. There was years of paint build up on the simple colonial trim. It was improperly applied latex over oil. It was coming off in places and in places so thick that you could not see detail on the trim. I knew the house had hardwood floors when we looked at it but they were covered with carpet. Before we moved in, I removed the carpet and to my dismay there underneath was what I believe to be at least 30 year old carpet backing and glue. I had to remove the carpet as it smelled of the pets that previously lived there but I could not refinish my floors immediately. I remembered your products from watching This Old House as a child with my parents. I am only 35 right now. I found your site and looked at all you had to offer. We bought a gallon and began to try it out on our built in china closet as it was the most detailed piece we had in the house. We also purchased the Peel Away paper . The Smart Strip smelled nice and was easy to apply. The paper worked wonders and allowed us to have a life while the product did it's job. Thanks for making great easy to use products that produce fantastic results! -Sincerely, Christina
Product Description & Use: Smart Strip™ PRO is a professional strength paint remover that effectively removes high performance, architectural and industrial paints and coatings. Smart Strip™ PRO will effectively remove multiple coats of varnishes, oil-based coatings, water-based coatings, acrylics, urethanes, most epoxies, some inorganic zincs and elastomeric coatings. Smart Strip™ PRO is safe for use on most substrates including wood, brick, stone, concrete, metal etc. This product is formulated to remain wet and effective without the use of Dumond® Laminated Paper however to extend the dwell time Dumond® Laminated Paper may be used. Smart Strip™ PRO does not require the use of a neutralizer after removal.
Features & Benefits:
Formulated without methylene chloride
Limitations: No recommended for use on glass, plastics, vinyl, most fiberglass, Plexiglas, drywall, plywood, smooth limestone, polished stone, IE: marble or granite, composite decking, EIFS, MDF, OSB, galvanized steel, laminates, veneers, stainless steel and rubber.
Test Patch: Always perform a small inconspicuous test area on each type of substrate and paint coating prior to full application. Testing before beginning any project is the best way to ensure product effectiveness. Test patches can determine the proper dwell time and thickness to apply the product for you specific application. Failure to do a test patch can result in need for more than one application, increasing labor and material costs.
Recommended Substrates: Before applying to the entire substrate, always do a test patch. Recommended for use on wood, brick, concrete, steel, metal, aluminum, cement, asphalt, unpolished stones, copper, tile, terra cotta, clap board, and slate surfaces.
Regulatory Information: VOC compliance - Smart Strip™ PRO meets national, state and local regulations.
Preparation: Be sure that the surface is clean, dry and dull before beginning your project. Protect and cover all areas such as vegetation and other surfaces not designated to be stripped including adjoining surfaces where overspray and rinse water may travel. Solvent resistant polyethylene sheets can be used as an effective barrier. Wet down all vegetation before beginning and cover with Dumond® Catch-N-Cover™ or 6 mil solvent resistant polyethylene sheeting. Be careful not to lay sheeting on vegetation in the sun or it may result in killing the foliage.
Surface and Air Temperatures: To avoid product from freezing and reducing effectiveness do not use below 35° degrees Fahrenheit. For best results, use product in temperatures above 50° degrees Fahrenheit and below 90° degrees Fahrenheit. Product effectiveness is increased in warmer temperatures.
Application & Spread Rate: Dumond® always recommends working in smaller manageable areas when stripping unless you are working with a large number of people. Using a trowel, brush, roller or airless paint sprayer, apply paste no less than a 1/8” according to test patch results. For a 24 hour dwell time ¼ inch is recommended. When applying onto irregular surfaces use a nylon brush to force paste into intricate areas. Product can dwell between 3-24 hours if necessary. Smart Strip™ PRO provides an average spread rate of approximately 40-50 Sq. Ft. per gallon; results may vary based on substrate texture and porosity.
Spray Application: Dumond® recommends that Smart Strip™ PRO be sprayed with an airless paint sprayer. The sprayer pump size should be at least ¾ gallon per minute and all gun and manifold filters should be removed prior to spraying. Hose size should be a new 1/4” ID, however a 3/8” ID hose will reduce strain on the sprayer. It is always recommended to use a new hose on the job, as old paint in the lines will dislodge and cause clogs during application. Keep a clean bucket of water available, as an occasional flush of the pump may be necessary on hot days to alleviate clogs and the pumps inability to build up pressure. Do not leave Smart Strip™ PRO in the sprayer or spray lines overnight. Flush the sprayer and hose thoroughly each day and upon completion with warm water and dish detergent.
Removal & Clean Up: Once Smart Strip™ PRO is ready to be removed use a pressure washer or scraper (preferably plastic). After all paste has been removed, immediately use a nylon brush and clean water to scrub residue off the substrate, paying particular attention to crevices, grooves and cracks. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all remaining residue. For optimal results, low pressure washing is recommended for final rinse when working outside. Dispose of paper, paste remover and dissolved coatings according to federal, state and local regulations. If you are having difficulty removing the residue after stripping use the Peel Away® After Strip and a nylon scrub brush to remove.
Always test each type of surface and paint coating for suitability, dwell times, and thickness.
Let Smart Strip™ PRO dwell at least 6 hours before attempting to remove.
Never apply Smart Strip™ PRO and leave it for 24 hours without checking on it
If product dries or hardens to surface, apply a thin coat of Smart Strip™ PRO over hardened area and wait 30 minutes to 1 hour and remove.
Health & Safety Requirements: Not for internal consumption. While Smart Strip™ PRO is formulated to be safe for the user, surface and environment, proper safety procedures should be followed at all times when handling this product. Read the full label and MSDS for precautionary instructions before use.