Smart Strip 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 removes up to 15 layers of acrylic paint in a single application. It is an advanced paint removal system that is eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable, water-based and odor free. Extremely effective in removing multiple layers from almost any external or internal surface, including brick,metal, concrete, stone, plasters, and most fiberglass and plastics.
Using Smart Strip is quick and easy, simply apply the product to the areas to be stripped with a brush, roller or sprayer. Allow the formula to sit for the directed amount of time before scraping off the coatings.
Before applying Smart Strip Advanced Paint Stripper 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.
If you require any professional advice concerning this product and its uses, please give our sales team a call.
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™ is an environmentally responsible paint remover that is pH neutral and safe for the user. Smart Strip™ is water-based and extremely effective for removing multiple layers of oil-based, latex, acrylic, varnishes and urethanes from virtually all interior and exterior surfaces. (IE. Wood, brick, metal, concrete, stone, plaster and most fiberglass’s) Smart Strip™ is excellent for intricate, carved or molded surfaces. Because it is a paste, it is easily applied with a brush, roller, or conventional airless sprayer. Smart Strip™ is formulated to remain wet and effective over extended periods and does not require the use of Dumond® Laminated Paper. Dwell times will vary depending on the type of coatings, number of layers and temperature. Always preform a test patch to determine exact dwell time and proper thickness to apply this product. To use, apply to substrate with a brush, roller or sprayer according to test patch results. Once Smart Strip™ is ready to be removed use either a scraper, squeegee or power washer to strip substrate. Be sure to scrub remaining residue with nylon brush and water. Use Peel Away™ After Strip for stubborn remaining residue. Allow Substrate to dry thoroughly before repainting.
Features & Benefits:
Formulated without methylene chloride
Will not burn skin
Removes up to 15 layers of latex of acrylic coatings in a single application
Environmentally responsible: water based
Virtually no odor
pH neutral – No neutralization necessary
Limitations: May not be suited for the removal of some epoxies, lead-based paints and primers as well as some high performance coatings. Smart Strip™ may damage or discolor some types of glass, plexiglass, plastics, vinyl or rubbers. Always test Smart Strip™ in a small inconspicuous are before applying to your entire substrate.
Test Patch: Always perform a test patch in a small inconspicuous 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 03/2014 and thickness to apply the product for you specific application. Failure to do a test patch can result in the need for more than one application, increasing labor and material costs.
Recommended Substrates: Smart Strip™ can be used on most substrates, however is not recommended for the following: Drywall, EIFS, plywood and laminates, Plexiglass, some fiberglass and plastics.
Regulatory Information: Smart Strip™ is VOC compliant with all 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: For best results, use product in temperatures above 50° degrees and below 90° degrees Fahrenheit. To avoid product freezing and reducing effectiveness do not use below 35° degrees. Product effectiveness is increased in warmer temperatures and greatly decreased below 50° degrees Fahrenheit.
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 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™ 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™ 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™ in the sprayer or spray lines 03/2014 overnight. Flush the sprayer and hose thoroughly each day and upon completion with warm water and dish detergent.
Removal & Clean Up: Once Smart Strip™ 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™ dwell at least 6 hours before removing.
Never apply Smart Strip™ and leave it for 24 hours without checking on it if product dries or hardens to surface, apply a thin coat of Smart Strip™ on hardened area and wait 30 minutes to 1 hour and remove.
Health & Safety Requirements: Not for internal consumption. While Smart Strip™ 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.