Maxistrip 240 Application

Application and removal guide for Maxistrip™30.
Fast acting paint stripper from Systemax.

 

Brush

Use a natural fibre brush to apply an even coat as thick as the amount of coatings you want to take off.

Spray

Maxistrip™ is made to be sprayed through our specially designed INDUS 20, available for hire or purchase from our distributors.

Scrape

  • Scrape off with a tungsten carbide scraper.
    firm plastic spatula.
  • A stiff bristled nylon brush works at removing denatured coatings from deep crevasses.

Waterblast

If no lead is present a water blaster with INDUSTRIAL FELT to trap particulate residue also works. Water blasting can be effective but it is messy and requires care and skill to keep residue contained. Picture (roller door)

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Weatherboards

Directions for use:

Make sure you read the label first and have an SDS sheet with you.

  • Wear PPE.
  • Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Keep in mind that we are assuming you are working in conditions which would be conducive for exterior painting. Very cold conditions, wind and rain impairs product performance. (If you can’t apply paint due to the conditions then it is a good indication that it is not going to be efficient use of Maxistrip™).

Application
  • Mask off any surfaces you want to protect with this masking technique (diagram).
  • Lay down a layer of industrial felt. Then a layer of plastic and our catch trays to catch the paint scrapings. The plastic and catch trays will prevent clogging of the INDUSTRIAL FELT.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Test an area to determine the wait ‘dwell time’. This is the period required to penetrate and soften the desired layers of paint. It varies with temperature and paint types.
  • Follow the start-up guide (supplied) to ready INDUS 20 for spraying. For one person, spray Maxistrip™ on an area approx. 3-5 m² ensuring an even coverage.
  • Often the top layers of newer acrylic paint will blister and bubble up easily, this inhibits penetration into the layer’s underneath. A thin coat is all that is required to remove these layers. Maxistrip™240 can be used as a thin coat for acrylic but it is more time efficient to use Maxistrip™30 for this stage. Once these first layers are scraped off apply Maxistrip™240 sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Under normal circumstances this softens all remaining paint.
  • After waiting for ‘dwell time’, apply Maxistrip™ to the next area ahead for good time management.
  • We recommend that areas sheltered under large surfeits that do not necessarily need to be stripped, be stripped anyway. By the time you have tried to prep them with normal sanding, 9 times out of 10 it’s just as fast to incorporate those areas into the stripping process for superior preparation.
Removal
  • Scrape off with a tungsten carbide scraper.
    Extra care and skill when scraping can eliminate the need for sanding.

If the coating has cracking into previous paint coats Maxistrip™ has a tendency to penetrate through the cracks in many instances it allows the process to be self-levelling.

  • Take away the scrapings with the drop plastic and allow to dry completely.
  • Follow scraping process with a firm scrub using an abrasive pad and water to prep the area for undercoating. When done well and combined with care when scraping this can replace the need to sand. No sanding, no lead dust. Use INDUSTRIAL FELT to catch particulates during water scrub.

The surfactant in Maxistrip™ will allow inert residue to be removed when washed. Over spray on glass can be removed easily. The water will flow through the INDUSTRIAL FELT but small flakes, residue, etc, will be trapped. Result is a clean work site, a happy client and less clean-up.

Window Frames

Directions for use:

  • Make sure you read the label first and have an SDS sheet with you.
  • Wear PPE.

Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Keep in mind that we are assuming you are working in conditions which would be conducive for exterior painting. Very cold conditions, wind and rain impairs product performance. (If you can’t apply paint due to the conditions then it is a good indication that it is not going to be efficient use of Maxistrip™).

There are different profile blades to suit curves and crevasses. The right blade can save time.

Application
  • Mask off any surfaces you want to protect using this masking technique (diagram).
  • Lay down a layer of INDUSTRIAL FELT. Then a layer of plastic and our catch trays to catch the paint scrapings. The plastic and catch trays will prevent clogging of the INDUSTRIAL FELT.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Test an area to determine the wait ‘dwell time’. This is the period required to penetrate and soften the desired layers of paint. It varies with temperature and paint types. Window frames require time and care when scraping, this reduces the area that can be worked within the ‘dwell time’.
  • Brush on Maxistrip™ OR for efficient use of product and an even layer spray on using our specially designed INDUS 20 Sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Follow the start-up guide (supplied)
  • Often the top layers of newer acrylic paint will blister and bubble up easily, this inhibits penetration into the layer’s underneath. A thin coat is all that is required to remove these layers.
  • Maxistrip™240 can be used as a thin coat for acrylic but it is more time efficient to use Maxistrip™30 for this stage. Once these first layers are scraped off apply Maxistrip™240 sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Under normal circumstances this softens all remaining paint.
  • After waiting for ‘dwell time’, apply Maxistrip™ to the next area ahead for good time management.
Removal
  • Scrape off with a tungsten carbide scraper.
    Extra care and skill when scraping can eliminate the need for sanding.

If the coating has cracking into previous paint coats Maxistrip™ has a tendency to penetrate through the cracks in many instances it allows the process to be self-levelling.

  • Take away the scrapings with the drop plastic and allow to dry completely.
  • Follow scraping process with a firm scrub using an abrasive pad and water to prep the area for undercoating. When done well and combined with care when scraping this can replace the need to sand. No sanding, no lead dust. Use INDUSTRIAL FELT to catch particulates during water scrub.

The surfactant in Maxistrip™ will allow inert residue to be removed when washed. Over spray on glass can be removed easily. The water will flow through the INDUSTRIAL FELT but small flakes, residue, etc, will be trapped. Result is a clean work site, a happy client and less clean-up.

If lead based paints are present, for full removal a second application is almost always necessary; accordingly, the m² per ltr rate will alter.

Doors

Directions for use:

Make sure you read the label first and have an SDS sheet with you.

  • Wear PPE.
  • Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Keep in mind that we are assuming you are working in conditions which would be conducive for exterior painting. Very cold conditions, wind and rain impairs product performance. (If you can’t apply paint due to the conditions then it is a good indication that it is not going to be efficient use of Maxistrip™).

There are different profile blades to suit curves and crevasses. The right blade can save time.

Application
  • Mask off any surfaces you want to protect using this masking technique (diagram).
  • Lay down a layer of industrial felt. Then a layer of plastic and our catch trays to catch the paint scrapings. The plastic and catch trays will prevent clogging of the INDUSTRIAL FELT.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Test an area to determine the wait ‘dwell time’. This is the period required to penetrate and soften the desired layers of paint. It varies with temperature and paint types. Doors can require time and care when scraping detailed and intricate sections, this reduces the area that can be worked within the ‘dwell time’.
  • Brush on Maxistrip™ OR for efficient use of product and an even layer spray on using our specially designed INDUS 20 Sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Follow the start-up guide (supplied)
  • Often the top layers of newer acrylic paint will blister and bubble up easily, this inhibits penetration into the layer’s underneath. A thin coat is all that is required to remove these layers. Maxistrip™240 can be used as a thin coat for acrylic but it is more time efficient to use Maxistrip™30 for this stage. Once these first layers are scraped off apply Maxistrip™240 sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Under normal circumstances this softens all remaining paint.
  • After waiting for ‘dwell time’, apply Maxistrip™ to the next area ahead for good time management.
Removal
  • Scrape off with a tungsten carbide scraper.

Extra care and skill when scraping can eliminate the need for sanding.

If the coating has cracking into previous paint coats Maxistrip™ has a tendency to penetrate through the cracks in many instances it allows the process to be self-levelling.

  • Take away the scrapings with the drop plastic and allow to dry completely.
  • Follow scraping process with a firm scrub using an abrasive pad and water to prep the area for undercoating. When done well and combined with care when scraping this can replace the need to sand. No sanding, no lead dust. INDUSTRIAL FELT catches particulates during water scrub.

The surfactant in Maxistrip™ will allow inert residue to be removed when washed. Over spray on glass can be removed easily. The water will flow through the INDUSTRIAL FELT but small flakes, residue, etc, will be trapped. Result is a clean work site, a happy client and less clean-up.

If lead based paints are present, for full removal a second application is almost always necessary; accordingly, the m² per ltr rate will alter.

Decks

Directions for use:

Make sure you read the label first and have an SDS sheet with you.

  • Wear PPE.
  • Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Keep in mind that we are assuming you are working in conditions which would be conducive for exterior painting. Very cold conditions, wind and rain impairs product performance. (If you can’t apply paint due to the conditions then it is a good indication that it is not going to be efficient use of Maxistrip™).

There are different profile blades to suit curves and crevasses. The right blade can save time. For tread patterns a stiff bristled nylon brush works at removing denatured coatings from deep crevasses.

Application
  • Mask off any surfaces you want to protect using this masking technique (diagram).
  • Lay down a layer of INDUSTRIAL FELT. Then a layer of plastic to catch the paint scrapings. The plastic will prevent clogging of INDUSTRIAL FELT.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Test an area to determine the wait ‘dwell time’. This is the period required to penetrate and soften the desired layers of paint. It varies with temperature and paint types. Doors can require time and care when scraping detailed and intricate sections, this reduces the area that can be worked within the ‘dwell time’.
  • Brush on Maxistrip™ OR for efficient use of product and an even layer spray on using our specially designed INDUS 20 Sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Follow the start-up guide (supplied)
  • Often the top layers of newer acrylic paint will blister and bubble up easily, this inhibits penetration into the layers underneath. A thin coat is all that is required to remove these layers. Maxistrip™240 can be used as a thin coat for acrylic but it is more time efficient to use Maxistrip™30 for this stage. Once these first layers are scraped off apply Maxistrip™240 sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Under normal circumstances this softens all remaining paint.
  • After waiting for ‘dwell time’, apply Maxistrip™ to the next area ahead for good time management.
Removal
  • Scrape off with a tungsten carbide scraper for flat sections. With tread pattern a stiff bristled nylon brush works at removing denatured coatings from deep crevasses.
  • Extra care and skill when scraping can eliminate the need for sanding.

If the coating has cracking into previous paint coats Maxistrip™ has a tendency to penetrate through the cracks in many instances it allows the process to be self-levelling.

  • Take away the scrapings with the drop plastic and allow to dry completely.
  • Follow scraping process with a firm scrub using an abrasive pad and water to prep the area for the new coat. When done well and combined with care when scraping this can replace the need to sand. No sanding, no lead dust. INDUSTRIAL FELT catches particulates during water scrub.

The surfactant in Maxistrip™ will allow inert residue to be removed when washed. Over spray on glass can be removed easily. The water will flow through the INDUSTRIAL FELT but small flakes, residue, etc, will be trapped. Result is a clean work site, a happy client and less clean-up.

If lead based paints are present, for full removal a second application is almost always necessary; accordingly, the m² per ltr rate will alter.

Furniture

Directions for use:

Make sure you read the label first and have an SDS sheet with you.

  • Wear PPE.
  • Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

NOTE SOME WOOD WILL REACT TO THE ALKALYN PH LEVEL OF Maxistrip™, USE A MILD CITRIC ACID DURING WASH DOWN TO BALANCE OUT THE PH.

Best ventilation is advised. Very cold conditions, wind and rain impairs product performance. (If you can’t apply paint due to the conditions then it is a good indication that it is not going to be efficient use of Maxistrip™).

There are different profile blades to suit curves and crevasses. The right blade can save time. A stiff bristled nylon brush works at removing denatured coatings from deep crevasses.

Application
  • Mask off any surfaces you want to protect using this masking technique (diagram).
  • Lay down a layer of INDUSTRIAL FELT. Then a layer of plastic and our catch trays to catch the paint scrapings. The plastic and catch trays will prevent clogging of INDUSTRIAL FELT.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Test an area to determine the wait ‘dwell time’. This is the period required to penetrate and soften the desired layers of paint. It varies with temperature and paint types. Furniture can require time and care when scraping detailed and intricate sections, this reduces the area that can be worked within the ‘dwell time’.
  • Brush on Maxistrip™ OR for efficient use of product and an even layer spray on using our specially designed INDUS 20 Sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Follow the start-up guide (supplied)
  • Often the top layers of newer acrylic paint will blister and bubble up easily, this inhibits penetration into the layer’s underneath. A thin coat is all that is required to remove these layers. Maxistrip™240 can be used as a thin coat for acrylic but it is more time efficient to use Maxistrip™30 for this stage. Once these first layers are scraped off apply Maxistrip™240 sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Under normal circumstances this softens all remaining paint.
  • After waiting for ‘dwell time’, apply Maxistrip™ to the next area ahead for good time management.
Removal
  • Scrape off with a tungsten carbide scraper for flat sections. For curved sections and tight angles there are a range of scraper blades also available. A stiff bristled nylon brush works at removing denatured coatings from deep crevasses.
  • Extra care and skill when scraping can eliminate the need for sanding.

If the coating has cracking into previous paint coats Maxistrip™ has a tendency to penetrate through the cracks in many instances it allows the process to be self-levelling.

  • Take away the scrapings with the drop plastic and allow to dry completely.
  • Follow scraping process with a firm scrub using an abrasive pad and water to prep the area for the new coat. When done well and combined with care when scraping this can replace the need to sand. No sanding, no lead dust. INDUSTRIAL FELT catches particulates during water scrub.

The surfactant in Maxistrip™ will allow inert residue to be removed when washed. Over spray on glass can be removed easily. The water will flow through the INDUSTRIAL FELT but small flakes, residue, etc, will be trapped. Result is a clean work site, a happy client and less clean-up.

NOTE SOME WOOD WILL REACT TO THE ALKALYN PH LEVEL OF Maxistrip™, USE A MILD CITRIC ACID DURING WASH DOWN TO BALANCE OUT THE PH.

If lead based paints are present, for full removal a second application is almost always necessary; accordingly, the m² per ltr rate will alter.

Metal

Directions for use:

Make sure you read the label first and have an SDS sheet with you.

  • Wear PPE.
  • Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Best ventilation is advised. Very cold conditions, wind and rain impairs product performance. (If you can’t apply paint due to the conditions then it is a good indication that it is not going to be efficient use of Maxistrip™).

A firm plastic spatula reduces tool marks when removing denatured coatings from metal. Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit. If no lead is present a water blaster with INDUSTRIAL FELT also works, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Application
  • Mask off any surfaces you want to protect using this masking technique (diagram).
  • Wear PPE.
  • Lay down a layer of INDUSTRIAL FELT. Then a layer of plastic and our catch trays to catch the paint when scraping. The plastic and catch trays will prevent clogging of the INDUSTRIAL FELT.
  • Test an area to determine the wait ‘dwell time’. This is the period required to penetrate and soften the desired layers of paint. It varies with temperature and paint types. Intricately detailed metal can require time and care when scraping, this reduces the area that can be worked within the ‘dwell time’.
  • Brush on Maxistrip™ OR for efficient use of product and an even layer spray on using our specially designed INDUS 20 Sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Follow the start-up guide (supplied)
  • Often the top layers of newer acrylic paint will blister and bubble up easily, this inhibits penetration into the layer’s underneath. A thin coat is all that is required to remove these layers. Maxistrip™240 can be used as a thin coat for acrylic but it is more time efficient to use Maxistrip™30 for this stage. Once these first layers are scraped off apply Maxistrip™240 sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Under normal circumstances this softens all remaining paint.
  • After waiting for ‘dwell time’, apply Maxistrip™ to the next area ahead for good time management.
Removal
  • Scrape off with a firm plastic spatula. If no lead is present a water blaster with INDUSTRIAL FELT to trap particulate residue also works. Water blasting can be effective but it is messy and often does not remove the softened layers under the totally denatured layers.

If the coating has cracking into previous paint coats Maxistrip™ has a tendency to penetrate through the cracks in many instances it allows the process to be self-levelling.

  • Take away the scrapings with the drop plastic and allow to dry completely.
  • Follow scraping process with a scrub using an abrasive pad or a nylon brush and water to prep the area for a new coat. Use INDUSTRIAL FELT to catch particulates during water scrub.

The surfactant in Maxistrip™ will allow inert residue to be removed when washed. Over spray on glass can be removed easily. The water will flow through the INDUSTRIAL FELT but small flakes, residue, etc, will be trapped. Result is a clean work site, a happy client and less clean-up.

If lead based paints are present, for full removal a second application is almost always necessary; accordingly, the m² per ltr rate will alter.

Brick & Block

Swimming pools, Cow sheds, Road paint, Concrete sealant

Directions for use:

Make sure you read the label first and have an SDS sheet with you.

  • Wear PPE.
  • Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Best ventilation is advised. Very cold conditions, wind and rain impairs product performance. (If you can’t apply paint due to the conditions then it is a good indication that it is not going to be efficient use of Maxistrip™).

A firm plastic spatula reduces tool marks when removing denatured coatings from Brick and Block, this should be followed by scrub with a stiff nylon brush and water with INDUSTRIAL FELT to catch particulate residue. Test for lead paint using our simple lead test kit. If no lead is present a water blaster with INDUSTRIAL FELT also works, remember that ALL PAINT AND COATINGS should be kept from contaminating the environment.

Application
  • Mask off any surfaces you want to protect using this masking technique (diagram).
  • Lay down a layer of INDUSTRIAL FELT. Then a layer of plastic and our catch trays to catch the paint when scraping. The plastic and catch trays will prevent clogging of the INDUSTRIAL FELT.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Test an area to determine the wait ‘dwell time’. This is the period required to penetrate and soften the desired layers of paint. It varies with temperature and paint types. Brick and Block can require time and care when scraping, this reduces the area that can be worked within the ‘dwell time’.
  • Brush on Maxistrip™ OR for efficient use of product and an even layer spray on using our specially designed INDUS 20 Sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Follow the start-up guide (supplied)
  • Often the top layers of newer acrylic paint will blister and bubble up easily, this inhibits penetration into the layer’s underneath. A thin coat is all that is required to remove these layers. Maxistrip™240 can be used as a thin coat for acrylic but it is more time efficient to use Maxistrip™30 for this stage. Once these first layers are scraped off apply Maxistrip™240 sprayed in one thick application or built up to avoid runs. Under normal circumstances this softens all remaining paint.
  • After waiting for ‘dwell time’, apply Maxistrip™ to the next area ahead for good time management.
Removal
  • Scrape off with a firm plastic spatula. If no lead is present a water blaster with INDUSTRIAL FELT to trap particulate residue also works. Water blasting can be effective but it is messy and requires care and skill to keep residue contained.

If the coating has cracking into previous paint coats Maxistrip™ has a tendency to penetrate through the cracks in many instances it allows the process to be self-levelling.

  • Take away the scrapings with the drop plastic and allow to dry completely.
  • Follow scraping process with a scrub using an abrasive pad or a nylon brush and water to prep the area for a new coat. Use INDUSTRIAL FELT to catch particulates during water scrub.

The surfactant in Maxistrip™ will allow inert residue to be removed when washed. Over spray on glass can be removed easily. The water will flow through the INDUSTRIAL FELT but small flakes, residue, etc, will be trapped. Result is a clean work site, a happy client and less clean-up.

If lead based paints are present, for full removal a second application is almost always necessary; accordingly, the m² per ltr rate will alter.

 

Deep Acting

Maxistrip™240 is our best formulation for denaturing two pot, painted enamel and thick lead paints from over 50 years ago. You don’t want to use a grinder, use Maxistrip™240. Maxistrip™ is intended for skilled and experienced tradesman. Maxistrip™ contains VOC ingredients, read our SDS before using Maxistrip™ to test a sample area.

Slower evaporation

To strip paint off a roof, concrete or with dark colours the reduced dwell time on hot or windy days can affect the area of application. To combat this Maxistrip™240 will stay wet for longer. Allowing you to work larger areas at a time.

Gets through more Layers

Gets through more Layers

Sometimes you get to a job where there are so many layers of paint it’s hard to know what layer is the solid substrate, often to guarantee your work it is best to just take all those layers off and start again with a coating system you are sure of.  Maxistrip™240 was created for these jobs to stay active for longer giving greater penetration through those time hardened layers. Maxistrip™ is intended for skilled and experienced tradesman. Maxistrip™ contains VOC ingredients, read our SDS before using Maxistrip™. Test a sample area.

No Dust

With lead-based paint the problem of containment becomes even more vital. You need to keep the work place clean for the health and safety of yourself and the client.

Fortunately, the public are becoming aware of the dangers of lead paint many are now coming to painting professionals to remove it safely for them.

Lead is highly invasive and once it has contaminated an area it is very difficult to remove. There are increasing incidences of people becoming very ill and suffering symptoms as serious as brain damage, depression, impaired memory, numbness, muscle weakness, diarrhoea and nausea from home owners sanding and stripping lead based paints without an awareness of the consequences, or proper safety measures.

If you have removed back to solid substrate but not done a complete removal it is often good practice to advise the client that leaching can start to occur through paint coats as time progresses.

Maxistrip™ is the key component in a system developed by Systemax that when properly applied results in partial and complete removal of surface coatings with no dry sanding of lead contaminated wood or paint layers that make up the substrate to be recoated. To achieve this desirable outcome, you will need care and skill when scraping softened paint so that with a hand held scrubber and water you produce a suitable surface for undercoat.