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Stripacryl 3800

Thixotropic Gel Coatings remover and Paint Stripper For Cured and uncured Acrylic coatings-compounds


SKU: Stripacryl 3800 Category:

Product Description

3800 is a specially formulated viscous, liquid chemical paint stripper for removal of Acrylic coatings, two part epoxy primer with polyurethane top coat. This product contains no known carcinogens, methylene chloride or chlorinated solvents.

3800 is an extremely effective and easy-to-use paint stripper that is ideal to use in almost any application. Coating Remover is a molecule expanding formula, so it works on virtually all coatings, including polyurethane and epoxy formulations. However, Coating Remover has a low volatility, so instead of evaporating rapidly, it remains on surfaces to work and soften. Coating Remover removes more paint in fewer applications than methylene chloride containing paint strippers, and because it is water-soluble and biodegradable. It also cleans up easily and is environmentally friendly.
3800 can be applied under atmospheric conditions similar to those under which you can successfully apply paint. For best results underlying substrate should be at least 55° F. and less than 100° F.
Varies depending on the type of coating and the number of layers being stripped. Coverage between 50 and 100 sq. ft. per gallon can be expected in most situations. Actual coverage may vary depending on paint thickness. If the coverage is too thin and no blistering occurs within required time, an additional thin coat should affect a pop-up.

To use Coating Remover, simply apply it and give it time to work. It has just the right consistency to allow it to remain in place, even on vertical surfaces. Because Coating Remover doesn’t produce powerful fumes, it is easy to use safely indoors with ventilation. Furthermore, Coating Remover contains no caustics.

Stripacryl 3800 is used as is, and applied by a brush or roller. 3800is thixotropic and can be applied to paint surfaces using an airless sprayer It is not necessary to achieve an aesthetically pleasing coverage.

Coating Remover works on a multitude of substrates. It is safe to use on any form of glass, metal, masonry, plaster and fiberglass. Because Coating Remover cannot discolor or raise its grain, it is particularly good to use on certain types of wood. In each case it is best to try on very small area and determine the effect of 3800. However, it is not recommended for use on wallboard.
Patch Test: Because it is difficult to determine the type and amount of coatings present on a surface, perform a small test first. It will determine Coating Remover’s effectiveness, coverage and the approximate amount of time required for it to work.
Preparation: Before beginning application, protect adjacent areas. Though Coating Remover is effective to glass, metal, wood and stone, it softens some resinous materials, so mask off any nearby caulking and rubber with plastic tape and plastic sheeting. Also protect nearby painted surfaces you do not intend to strip, and if uncertain whether Coating Remover will harm a surface or not, either test first or simply cover the surface also.

1. Stir to uniform consistency.

2. Apply a thick coat of Coating Remover to the area being stripped.
Do this using a paintbrush or a wallpaper paste brush on larger areas. Then, if desired, cover Coating Remover with plastic film. This is especially helpful if you are removing multiple layers of built-up coatings or sealers because it reduces Evaporation and allows the material to absorb deeper and more completely.

3. Let Coating Remover do the work in softening the finish.
Because coatings cannot be removed until fully softened, this is the most critical step when using the product. Give the material enough time to absorb and apply additional material as necessary. Depending on the type of coating being removed, the temperature and The number of layers present, Coating Remover may only take several minutes, or up to several hours, to finish working.

4. Test the inish.
This determines whether coatings are satisfactorily softened for removal. Periodically scratch or scrape a small portion of the treated area to see how easily the finish comes up.

5. Apply additional material if necessary.
If Coating Remover completely absorbs into, yet doesn’t completely soften, all built-up layers of coatings, apply a second coat of material and give it time to work. Repeat this procedure until all built-up layers are soft enough for easy removal.

6. Remove softened finish:
Once the finish is completely softened, scrape it off with a putty knife indoors and a pressure washer outdoors. If using pressure on wood, take care to prevent damaging the fibers.

7. Clean up any residue and remaining finish
This is done on wood by lightly sanding and on other surfaces by agitating and soapy water.

Floors: General Chemical offers custom formulation to be able to be sprayed or mopped on. This makes it easier and faster to apply when stripping floors.

Precautions: Ventilate enclosed areas, and wear oil resistant rubber gloves and safety glasses. If Coating Remover gets on skin or into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. See the Material Safety Data Sheet for more detailed hazard evaluation and safety information.

3800 Coating Remover is suitable to be used for lead abatement because it encapsulates lead and other heavy metals in the finish, preventing them from escaping into the environment.

3800should remain on substrate for 40 minutes to 2 hours, or until paint system visibly separates from substrate. The paint system can be removed by with assistance if necessary, by approved plastic scraper.

Once paint or other type of coating is completely softened, it is simply scraped off or removed using high-pressure water.

A scratch test with a non-abrasive scrapper may indicate the paint may be removed with physical assistance.

Contaminated Coatings :WARNING: Though Coating Remover is biodegradable and environmentally safe, the sludge it produces when removing lead and other heavy metal contaminated coatings is toxic and considered hazardous waste. Consult appropriate local, state and federal regulations regarding waste disposal or discharge. Do not permit waste waters to seep into ground or discharge into sewer.

3800 are supplied in 55 gallon drums and 5 gallon pails.

Color/Appearance: Clear thixotropic gel with mild sweet aroma
Storage/Shelf Life: Keep in sealed containers and store in a well ventilated Area. Shelf life is indefinite as long as material is prevented from evaporating. Temperature Range: Coating Remover is temperature sensitive. The colder The conditions, the slower it works. If the temperature is below 40°F, Coating Remover may work too slowly to be effective
Temperature Range: Coating Remover is temperature sensitive. The colder The conditions, the slower it works. If the temperature is below 40°F, Coating Remover may work too slowly to be effective


  • Superior cleaning ability
  • Low foaming
  • Does not contain phenols, chlorinated or flammable solvents
  • Water based product


  • Removes Epoxy coating by lifting film from substrate
  • Works well on coated carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum
  • Minimal airborne health hazard
  • Low vapor pressure reduces VOC’s,
  • Environmentally Friendly

Note: The information presented herein is our interpretation of certain test results and field experience to date. The information is not to be taken as warranty or representation for which we assume legal responsibility, nor as permission or recommendation to practice any patented invention without a license. It is offered solely for your consideration, investigation and verification.