Paint Remover for Steel


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GREENSOLV STEELSTRIP 255 will remove paint and powder-coat from steel. It is biodegradable and safe for users. It will allow you to strip the toughest coating systems within a very short period of time. Its main benefits are:

  • Extremely effective
  • Low operating cost
  • Biodegradable, No HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant, U.S. EPA)
  • Does not contain any VOP (Volatile Organic Compound)
  • Low evaporation rate
  • The product can be cleaned and reused


is a low cost, extremely effective, and biodegradable water-borne liquid paint stripper for powder coatings, E-Coat and all industrial liquid coatings. It is compatible with ferrous metals only: cast iron, steel and stainless steel.

GREENSOLV STEELSTRIP 255 is designed for use in a heated soaking tank. However, it can be used at room temperature with a longer soaking time. The recommended operating temperature is 104 to 176°F (40 to 80°C).

Because of the Greensolv Efficiency Program (GEP), GREENSOLV STEELSTRIP 255 will maintain its maximum efficiency during the operation of the stripping solution (from 1 to 3 years depending on its use). The stripping time is usually between 15 and 60 minutes for most catalyzed and powder coatings (including E-Coat) when the stripping solution is heated at a temperature between 140 – 176°F (60 and 80°C). This product will easily fulfill your stripping needs at low operating costs.

Typical applications:

  • Industrial stripping tank for ferrous metal parts
  • Tank wash

Typical coatings:

  • Powder coatings (polyester & polyurethane)
  • E/Coat
  • Catalyzed paints (epoxies, polyurethanes, polyesters etc.)
  • Non-catalyzed paints (acrylic, enamels, urethanes, alkyds)

Physical Properties

Physical appearance transparent amber liquid
Odor Ether
Biodegradability Good
Flash point (close cup) >200°F (93.3°C)
VOC Content 0 g/L
Specific Gravity (Water = 1) 1.10 - 1.20
pH (1 % in water) 12.5 – 13.5
Solubility in water Good

Personal Protection

Engineering Controls :

  Provide good exhaust ventilation to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold limit value. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are in proximity of workstation location.


Safety equipment :

  • Wear appropriate respirator device with VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) cartridges when ventilation is inadequate
  • Splash goggles, safety glasses or face shield
  • Rubber apron and/or long sleeves
  • Chemical resistant gloves
  • Boots


Store GREENSOLV STEELSTRIP 255 at a controlled temperature between 32°F to 86° F. (0°C and 30°C). Store in a closed and dry container when not in use. The shelf life of the product has been determined to be three (3) years.


Additives GREENSOLV STEELSTRIP 255 is available in:

  • Pails ( 18.9 L – 5 U.S. Gal. )
  • Drums ( 208 L – 55 U.S. Gal. )
  • GREENSOLV is a team of dedicated professionals who has the success and satisfaction of its customers at heart. Since we started using STEELSTRIP 255, we have obtained the certainty that the product will consistently provide the desired performance and have also observed a productivity increase of 30% in comparison to the previous product that was used. In addition, outstanding technical support, knowledge of their products and professionalism contributed greatly to the increased productivity at PATCOLAB. I am entirely satisfied and recommend GREENSOLV to any company that is willing to increase its productivity while reducing the cost of operation. Among all of the chemical suppliers and company specialized in paint stripping, GREENSOLV clearly stands above the competition as THE EXPERTS IN PAINT STRIPPING

    Mr. Gérard Coulombe, owner,PATCOLAB
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