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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much coverage will one US gallon (approximately 3.78 L) provide?
One gallon should cover approximately 80-100 sq. ft.
2. How thick do I need to apply it?
Approximately twice as thick as the layer(s) of paint that you wish to remove. If you are applying it to a painted brick surface you may have to apply it up to 40 mils due to the porosity of the brick. We also suggest that you test it on a small area (that is not very noticeable) initially, to see if it strips the paint off to your satisfaction at your current temperature and moisture/humidity conditions. The warmer the temperature and drier the surface of the brick or substrate is the more effective the stripping process.

Approximately twice as thick as the layer(s) of paint that you wish to remove. If you are applying it to a painted brick surface you may have to apply it up to 40 mils due to the porosity of the brick. We also suggest that you test it on a small area (that is not very noticeable) initially, to see if it strips the paint off to your satisfaction at your current temperature and moisture/humidity conditions. The warmer the temperature and drier the surface of the brick or substrate is the more effective the stripping process.
3. What if there are multiple layers of paint to strip off. Do I have to apply the product more than once?
One application will be sufficient as long as it is 2 times the thickness of all the paint layers. You may just have to leave it on a bit longer to ensure penetration into the substrate.
4. If the paint layers are 2 mil thick then I put 4 mils of stripper on it?
Correct.
5. How long does the stripper need to work?
Anywhere between 1 hr to 6 hrs for most instances where temperatures are warm (77F/25C). However, if temperatures are cold it could be left on for up to 3-4 days to lift the paint off the substrate.
6. What is the ideal temperature for application?
We recommend 77F/25C or above. I does work in colder (60F/15.56C) temperatures but you may have to leave it on for 2 or 3 days before you get the same effects.
7. What if the temperature is well below 77F/25C?
We have one marine stripping company who uses the EFS-2500 stripper to remove anti-fouling marine paint off the hulls of boats and they have successfully removed paint off boats in 41F/5C degree conditions. They just applied the product and left it on for 3 days so the stripper could work through the paint down to the substrate. The paint bubbled/separated from the substrate and was brushed & wiped off afterwards.
8. It doesn't smell very strong?
Yes, it has a fairly mild smell, it is not a caustic type of paint stripper. It works very differently from other paint strippers, as the stripper works through the paint's pinholes via osmosis and separates the bond between the substrate and the paint. It will bubble off in sheets (the bubble appearance is due to air being trapped between the substrate and underside of the paint surface) it is not an active bubbling or boiling action.
9. If the smell is not strong, do I need to ventilate the room?
Yes, ventilation is still very important as you don't want be exposed to the fumes from the stripper for too long.
10. Does the removed/stripped paint leech or melt when I try to collect it for disposal?
The paint sheets stays solid and doesn't dissolve/disintegrate when you touch it.
11. How should I dispose of the paint?
As we produce an environmentally friendly product company we ask that you treat all paint stripped or removed as a hazardous waste and to dispose of the waste according to your local and national standards or better.
12. What is the shelf life of the product?
Approximately 5 years (sealed and unopened).
13. If product is opened, used (applied) and then resealed what is the shelf life for the remaining product?
It depends on how long the product is exposed to air, if it is just an hour or two it has no significant affect on the shelf life. If it is left open for weeks, the shelf life will dramatically be reduced.
14. How do you apply it on?
You can brush it on, roll it on or use an airless spray gun. A teflon or stainless steel undercoat spray gun used for anti-fouling paints in the marine industry works well.
15. What if I leave something in the container of EFS-2500 paint stripper?
It can cause a serious reaction so make sure that you don't contaminate the product with anything.
READ AS: NO foreign matter is to be mixed or left in the EFS-2500 paint stripper as it can react with plastics, metals, brushes, etc.
16. How is the stripper neutralized?
Water and air will neutralize the stripper.
17. What if I am applying the stripper outside?
Please ensure that rain or water doesn't contact the stripper until you the paint is ready to be removed as water neutralizes the stripper.
18. Will it remove clear coat paint and moss on wood?
Yes, see Slideshow #3 Hoodsport WA restoration of a wood house.
19. Will it remove paint on brick?
Yes, see Slideshow #5 Calgary Alberta Building Restoration. We also recommend a pressure washer to assist in removing the paint that is trapped in the pores, cracks and ridges that occur on brick surfaces after the EFS-2500 paint stripper is applied. The porosity of the brick will determine the effectiveness of the stripping process.
20. Will it remove paint on metals?
Yes, see Slideshow #6 Aircraft and Helicopter paint stripping.
21. Will it remove marine paint?
Yes, we have Marine stripping and auto stripping companies using the product.
22. How much will be required to strip the paint off a car?
Approximately 3 to 4 gallons.
23. Will it remove anti-fouling paints?
Yes, we have Marine stripping companies using the product.
24. Will it remove Chemical resistant paint on Light Armoured Vehicles?
Yes, we have a contractor currently using the product for such a military application.
25. Will it remove urethane paints on aircraft and helicopters?
Yes, the product passes Boeing tests and for evidence of effectiveness please see Slideshow #6.
26. How much of your product will be required to strip the fuselage of a Cessna?
If you spray it on you will need 2 x 5 gallon pails (10 gallons), if you brush it on you may need a bit more.
27. Will it remove ProSeal?
Yes, it is used by some of our commercial users to remove ProSeal.
28. What sizes and pricing is the EFS-2500 Paint Stripper is available in?
See below
Size
Pricing
1 US Gallon-3.78 L
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5 US Gallon-18.91 L
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55 US Gallon-207 L
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29. How may I purchase it?
We are in the process of setting up retail marketing and distribution, but currently our clientele has been primarily large industry or commercial contractors/users. If you are considering using our environmentally friendly product for your application, Please fill out our online order form.
30. I have some other questions how can I contact you?
Due to the volume of calls and inquiries we try to handle as much as possible via email. You can email us with your questions at sales@m-tc.com. We aim for same day or next day answer turnaround.