Gator Sealer Stripper

Solvent & Water Base Sealer Remover

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE NOTE
  • FAQ (Prior use of other cleaners may inhibit performance. Visit Gator Clean FAQ page for cleaning tips.)

PREPARATION

  1. Surface must be clean and dry
  2. Wet down all vegetation before beginning.
  3. Protect and cover all areas such as vegetation.
  4. Solvent resistant polyethylene sheets can be used as an effective barrier.
  5. For best results, use above 50°F (10°C) and below 90°F (32°C).

APPLICATION

  1. Always work in smaller manageable areas when stripping.
  2. Use a brush or roller apply paste no less than a 1/8″ (3 mm) thick.
  3. On irregular surfaces use a nylon brush to force paste into intricate areas.
  4. Reaction time between 3-24 hours if necessary.
  5. Average spread rate of approximately 40 – 50 sq. ft. (3.7 – 4.6 sq. m.) per gallon; results may vary based on surfaces texture and porosity.

REMOVAL AND CLEAN UP

  1. Use a pressure washer.
  2. Immediately use a nylon brush and clean water to scrub residue off the surfaces.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all remaining residue.
  4. For optimal results, low pressure washing is recommended for final rinse.
  5. Dispose of dissolved coatings according to federal, (state/ province) and local regulations.

BEST PRACTICES

  • Always test the surface for suitability and reaction times.
  • Let GATOR SEALER STRIPPER react at least 3-24 hours before removing.
  • Never apply GATOR SEALER STRIPPER and leave it for 24 hours without checking on it.
  • If product dries or hardens to surface, apply a thin coat of GATOR SEALER STRIPPER on hardened area and wait 30 minutes to 1 hour and remove.
  • Shelf Life of 2 years if container and kept well sealed in a warm, and dry environment.

Application Steps

STEP 1 • COVERING VEGETATION

Remove all non stationary objects such as: furniture, flower pot arrangements, statuary etc. Ensure to water all vegetation, grass and protect larger vegetation by creating a wall barrier with 5′ – 6′ stake, Gator Fabric and a bed of coarse sand at the bottom of the fabric to avoid any contamination and over spilling to the vegetation (Photo 1). It is also recommended to lay a bed of coarse sand on the perimeter of the pool to ensure no spilling of the GATOR SEALER STRIPPER into the pool. All standing structures, such as house wall, deck, outdoor kitchen or other be also covered with plastic and hold in place with exterior painters tape. Avoid using tape that could leave glue mark (Photo 2).

STEP 2 • GATOR SEALER STRIPPER APPLICATION

Mark the sections to be clean in increment of 40 to 50 sq. ft. (3.7 sq. m. to 4.7 sq. m.) (One gallon will cover 40-50 sq. ft. (3.7 sq. m. to 4.7 sq. m.)). Ensuring proper application of the product is vital to the success of a proper sealer removal. Apply the GATOR SEALER STRIPPER with the help of a brush or roller no less than 1/8″ (3 mm) in thickness. On irregular surfaces use a nylon brush to force paste into intricate areas. Cover all treated surfaces with a plastic sheet. If not covered the sealer will re-adhere to the paved surface when dry.

STEP 3 • CLEAN UP OF THE PAVED SURFACE

Note: GATOR SEALER STRIPPER will need to react for at least 12 hours. Always start at the lowest point of the paved surface. (Photo 3) You are now ready for the cleaning process. To prevent the area from drying too fast, remove by section of 10 ft x 10 ft (3 m x 3 m) the plastic and shop vacuum the area. (Photo 4) Vacuuming reduces the amount of contaminants that will be washed off. It’s important to already have your pressure washer hooked up and ready to go.

STEP 4 • PRESSURE WASH PAVED AREA

Ensure to pressure wash all paved surfaces already vacuumed. Immediately use a nylon brush and clean water to scrub residue off the surfaces. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all remaining residue, for optimal results, low pressure washing is recommended for final rinse. (Photo 5) Dispose of dissolved coatings according to federal, state and local regulations. As shown (Photo 6), the mixture of stripper softened sealer and water forms a white layer. This layer contains remaining sealer and GATOR SEALER STRIPPER, that is only removed by carefully pressure washing and rinsing the area. If not done properly, steps 2 to 4 will need to be repeated.

NOTES

The runoff from rinsing should be contained as best as possible. Sand berms should be created along the edge to re-directed the water to one area. To minimize damage, re-directed the water at lowest point, where it could be vacuumed properly disposed of.

Use a tarp or drop-cloth as a staging area off site. This tarp should be where everyone removes or stores boots, dirty tools, trash bags, and empty buckets. Oil resistant boots should be worn at all times.

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