Non-Hazardous Interior Stripping Agent

Description and Use

InStrip is a paste-type multi-layer, interior and exterior paint stripper that can lift primers, solvent and water-based paints. The product also removes various wood finishes, such as varnish, shellac and stains.

Non-toxic and non-corrosive
Low odor
Will not fuzz or discolor hard and soft wood
Suitable for furniture stripping
Has a wide range of applications
Paste clings on vertical surfaces.
pH Neutral
Safer for the applicator

Do not get product on surfaces not intended to be stripped.

Technical Data
Appearance & Odor: Beige paste, mild odor
Physical State: Paste
pH: 7.5
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): N/A
Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
Boiling Point: N/A
Freezing/Melting Point: N/A
Specific Gravity (water =1): 1.03
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Solubility in Water: Negligible


General Preparation
Protect adjacent and surrounding surfaces not intended to be stripped. Cover foliage with polyethylene or other proven protective material.

Surface and Air Temperatures
Excessively high or low temperatures will produce poor results and possible harm. Best cleaning results are obtained when air and surface temperatures are 40째 Fahrenheit or above. Do not clean when temperatures are below freezing or will be overnight. If freezing conditions exist, allow adequate time for surface to thaw. If air temperatures exceed 90째 Fahrenheit , flash cool the surface with water before applying product. Do not allow product to dry on a hot surface.

Always test prior to beginning full-scale cleaning operations. Testing should confirm stripping ability on each type of surface. Test also to determine the desired surface contact time and any potential for adverse reactions with adjacent materials. Allow test panels to dry thoroughly before evaluating final appearance and results.

Suitable Substrates
Wood, metals and masonry surfaces

Use undiluted (straight)


General Application

Application equipment should be solvent compatible.
Always start by doing a test patch to determine proper dwell time to achieve desired results.
Brush or roll product onto the surface to be stripped.
Wait the appropriate time, then wipe off or remove completely with water.

Note: On textured surfaces, a second coat may need to be applied with a brush. Rinse completely. When stripping pain from thin wood veneer a long dwell time may loosen the bonding adhesive.

Coverage Rates
Coverage rates will vary from 25 - 100 sq. ft. per gallon depending on the thickness of the application.

Safety Information

Precautionary Measures
Always wear goggles and rubber gloves when handling this product. Keep off of skin and avoid eye contact. If material comes in contact with clothing, wash before reuse. The product contains Ethylene Glycol n-butyl Ether. Keep container closed when not in use. Use with adequate ventilation. Dispose of empty containers according to federal, state, and local requirements. Do not use for any other applications other than specified. Do not remove label. Read Material Safety Data Sheet for additional safety and health hazard information prior to use.

Spill or Leak Procedures
Check with the state, local, or federal regulations for waste disposal methods in the area. Wear proper protective equipment while doing cleanup. For large spills, dike and contain for intended use. For small spills, use a chemical absorbent product and place in approved container for disposal.

Container Handling/Storage
Store the product in a cool, dry place. Vent bung cap before opening. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Do not use pressure to empty container. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not use container as dilution or rinsing vessel. Do not cut, grind or weld on or near container. Empty containers retain residue and must be handled as if full.

First Aid +

Instructions in Case of Contact or Exposure
Eyes: Flood with water for fifteen minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin: Wash off with soap and water. If irritation persists, call physician.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Call physician and seek medical attention if irritation persists.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention.


This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CFR.

The information herein is given in good faith, but no warranty, either expressed or implied, is made. Final determination of the suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot be sure or guarantee these are the only hazards which exist.

Customer Service
Factory personnel are available for assistance at (724) 656-1055 and will send you additional information on products as necessary.