TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
BIX MFG. CO
108 Cude Lane
Madison, TN 37115
BIX MFG. CO
2011 Ashland City Hwy
Ashland City, TN 37015
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Supersedes: February 11,1993
*FAST-ACTING PAINT REMOVER FOR CONTRACTORS*
*STAYS WET TO REMOVE MULTIPLE COATS OF PAINT*
*HEAVY-DUTY FORMULA FOR WOOD, METAL & MASONRY*
DESCRIPTION: Bix Spray-On Stripper is a flammable, water soluble, spray thickness paint remover. This product is specially designed to retard evaporation, which reduces work place exposure and improves performance. This important feature allows the active ingredients to be encapsulated under a product film, which in turn keeps the paint remover wet and keeps it working much longer than comparable products. After most of the coating has been scraped off, the remaining residue stays wet, allowing more time for final clean up. Vapor emissions are substantially reduced making for a safer work environment.
Bix Spray-On Stripper may be sprayed, brushed, poured or rolled. The product contains a thickening agent, which enhances vertical cling. It is specially formulated to remove resistant coatings such as epoxies, urethanes, oil, latex, lead and acrylic paints. Removes polyurethane varnish from hardwood floors as well as epoxy from concrete floors. Removal time will depend on type and thickness of coating. In extreme cases where many coats of paint are involved, additional applications of stripper are required to totally penetrate to the bottom layer. By allowing the "BOTTOM COAT TO BE REMOVED FIRST, the cost of materials and labor are substantially reduced!
TEST AREA: Test a small area (2 to 4 square feet) before bidding or starting any large removal job. Test should tell you 1.) Application Method; 2.) Number and spacing of applications required; 3.) Amount of Stripper required; 4.) Working time; 5.) Bulk removal method; 6.) Final cleaning method; 7.) Final results; 8.) Waste disposal. This information is needed to bid and do the job in an efficient and profitable manner.
TEMPERATURE: Manage the temperature of the SURFACE being stripped. Air temperature means little because stripper assumes temperature of surface soon after application. Temperature of surface must be below 90°F (On extremely warm days when the temperature is above 90°F part of every structure is under 90°F for at least 8 hours during any man hour period). Working time doubles for each 10°F drop in temperature below 60°F. Work during coolest time in summer and warmest time in winter.
APPLICATION: This material may be applied by spraying, brush on, pour on or rolled.
SPRAY APPLICATION: The proper spray equipment is an Airless Pump or Air Activated Piston Transfer pump. CAUTION - DO NOT USE Equipment with Aluminum, Magnesium, Leather or Buna in contact with
parts or packing. The airless hose must be in good condition. Use an Airless Gun with Wagner Thread (Adapter from Graco thread to Wagner thread available). Use a VeeJet low pressure - high volume tip with a 5° spray angle (3" to 6" pattern) to a 65° spray angle (16" to 24" pattern). Orifice size should equal .02 to .03 in diameter. The Pressure should be set at the lowest possible pressure that produces a fan spray.
BRUSH ON: Use a heavy nap Nylon Bristle Brush. Allow the brush to sit in the remover for 15 minutes prior to applying. Dab a heavy coating of the remover in one direction. Do not brush back and forth; this will cause excessive drying and missed areas. If additional applications are necessary apply over the first coat.
POUR ON: Pour stripper onto area (typically a floor) up to 3 ft. by 12 ft. Even the stripper out with a soft push broom to obtain an even coverage. After coating is dissolved (time determined by test) use a hard rubber squeegee or wide scraper to move coating and stripper to adjacent un-stripped area to use over again. Spread stripper to an even coverage with the soft push broom. Add stripper as necessary to maintain uniform wet life.
ROLL ON: Use a heavy nap roller with a splatter guard attachment. Apply the heaviest possible coating. If additional stripper is necessary, apply over the top of the initial coat.
REMOVAL: Give the stripper time to work. Test area to determine if the finish is ready to be removed. Even when more applications are necessary, less material and labor are required when the BOTTOM COAT is removed first. The top coats of paint protect the stripper from the elements giving it more time to work on the tougher bottom coats. Scrape off bulk of paint and place it in a DOT approved container for proper disposal. Apply a light coat of stripper for washing purposes. Starting at the bottom, wash the surface clean with water or solvent. Wipe missed areas dry and reapply stripper. It is important that all finish be removed during this stage. If allowed to remain the whole area will have to be recoated which is time consuming. On wood, ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals, dry the surface after rinsing to reduce potential oxidation and water damage.
PRECAUTIONS: Paint Removers are active high strength materials designed to break coating bonds. They must be respected and used with precaution. Workmen must be protected by resistant clothing such as rubber suits, gloves, boots, face shield and headgear. Proper ventilation is required. For unventilated areas, a NIOSH approved respirator will be necessary. Avoid contact with eyes and skin (CONSULT MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY AND FIRST AID INFORMATION). Protect all adjacent surfaces to the area being cleaned. Protect vegetation by covering with plastic and by watering down. Remove canvas awnings, signs, rugs or any other item which could be damaged. Protect all glass, synthetic or window material such as acrylic, polycarbonate, plexiglass, aluminum, asphalt, roofing and other adjacent surfaces. When spraying, protect against over spray. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
THE DATA CONTAINED HEREIN IS BASED ON INFORMATION CURRENTLY A VAILABLE TO BIX MFG.
CO., INC. AND IS BELIEVED TO BE FACTUAL AND THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED TO BE THOSE OF
QUALIFIED EXPERTS; HOWEVER, THIS DATA IS NOT TO BE TAKEN AS A WARRANTY OR
REPRESENTATION FOR WHICH BIX ASSUMES LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY.