Non-hazardous Stripping Agent

Description and Use

Stripsol LO is a solvent-based sealer, stain, and paint stripper that has a wide range of applications. Stripsol LO will remove layers of acrylics, acrylic latexes, polyurethane, and other resin coatings. The product’s low odor allows it to be used indoors and out. Alkyd enamels can be stripped using a two-step process. First apply Stripsol LO. While still wet apply Stripper Cream. Stripsol LO has little to no damage on most substrates. This includes wood, glass, metals, aluminum trim, and masonry surfaces.

Does not burn skin

Plants may be damaged by direct contact
Do not use on asphalt shingles and vinyl siding

Technical Data
Appearance & Odor: Clear to yellow over time, mild odor.
Physical State: Liquid
pH: N/A (neutral)
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): N/A
Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
Boiling Point: 210° F
Freezing/Melting Point: N/A
Specific Gravity (water =1): 0.950
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Solubility in Water: Nil


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 40° F 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 90° F, 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 cleaning effectiveness on each type of surface and stain designated to be removed. Also test 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.

Use undiluted (straight)


General Application
Stripsol LO is best applied through a low-pressure application system when outdoors, but it can be brushed, wiped, or rolled on to the surface. Depending on the paint or coating, more than one application may be needed. Apply the stripper from the top down using a side-to-side motion. A small hand pump garden sprayer works well for small jobs. Allow Stripsol LO to dwell for at least five minutes before doing a scratch test. Scratch at the paint or coating with a sharp object to see if the substrate is visible. If the substrate is visible where tested then it is ready to be rinsed. If the substrate is not visible or if the coating is gummy but not released, re-apply and let dwell for an additional ten minutes before re-testing. Be careful not to leave foliage covered for too long in direct sunlight, as it may cause damage. A pressure washer, garden hose, or water and scrub brush can be used for rinsing. When using a pressure washer, keep the nozzle six inches from the surface if rinsing wood.

Do not allow product to dry on the surface. Always rinse-off thoroughly while wet.

Certain enamels may be best stripped with LCS, which is a caustic, d-limonene water based product. Alkyd enamel can be removed by first applying Stripsol LO. Allow to dwell for several minutes. While Stripsol LO is still wet, apply Stripper Cream directly over the Stripsol LO. After adequate soak time and a scratch test, remove the paint by scraping or high-pressure rinse.

Coverage Rates
Coverage rates will vary from 125-250 sq. ft. per gallon depending on the surface porosity, texture and severity of staining.

Safety Information

Precautionary Measures
Always wear goggles and rubber gloves when handling this product. Keep off of skin and clothing. If material comes in contact with clothing, wash before reuse. The product contains: Hydrocarbon Blend Naphtha. Do not get in eyes, on skin or clothing. Avoid breathing fumes. Keep container closed when not in use. Use with adequate ventilation. Wear a rain suit (plastic, rubber, or PVC), as well as boots and gloves made out of solvent resistant materials. Face shields and/or goggles are worn to avoid splash to bare skin and eyes. MIOSH/MSHA approved respiration for use with solvents when necessary. Take precautions to avoid exposing building occupants to fumes. Dispose of empty containers according to federal, state and local requirements. Avoid drifting of material or rinse water onto autos and pedestrians by protecting or diverting such traffic. Do not use for any other application 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.