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Franmar 600GL Coatings Remover (also known as Soy-Gel or Soy Gel) is a specially formulated product designed to remove paints, acrylics, epoxies and enamels without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling. 600GL is made with 100% American-grown soybeans and is safe for indoor use due to its non-evaporative properties.
It softens almost any finish in 30-60 minutes, even if there are multiple coats - even if it's a catalytic-conversion varnish. 600GL Coatings Remover strips furniture, cabinetry, flooring, molding, doors, windows, stairs, balusters and handrails. Do not use on plastic, PVC or sheet rock (drywall). Also, do not apply to paint if it has been applied over a topical or penetrating sealer as it will soften the top layers of the sealer and make it sticky for a while until it dries out.
Ideal for lead-based paint removal. The lead becomes encapsulated in the gel, preventing airborne particles and allowing for safe removal. Dispose of in accordance with all existing local, state, and federal ordinances.
APPLICATION TIP 1: How much do I use? If the surface has 1-2 layers of existing coating, you will need apx. 125 SF/gallon. 2-3 layers will need 75 SF/gallon. Brush on 600GL thicker than the existing finish, e.g. If the coating is 1-2 mil thick use 3-4 mil of 600GL. Thicker applications allows the 600GL to saturate through the finish and break the bond between the coating and the substrate.
APPLICATION TIP 2: How do you know if you've applied enough? If it feels sticky or tacky you need to add more product and/or you need more time for the product to work. If it feels smooth and oily, that means the 600GL has lifted the sealer/finish off the surface. Now it's time to clean up with a de-greaser.
This is one of our most popular products because it works fast and strips paint — and many other finishes — very easily. Try out a quart and you'll want more.
Features & benefits
Powerful — three times the strength of traditional strippers
Quick results — 30-60 minutes will usually remove multiple coats of paint, lacquer, acrylic, epoxy or enamel finishes
Easy-to-use — simply spread, wait for finish to soften and then scrape off; follow with cleaner/degreaser
Versatile — use on wood, brick, stone, metal, plaster, concrete and many other surfaces; works well on old stiff paint brushes; NOT to be used on plastic, PVC or sheet rock (drywall)
Removes lead paint — contact a certified contractor or your local sanitation service to determine where and how to dispose of it
Non-toxic — non-corrosive to skin; no hazardous ingredients
Safe — No Methylene Chloride
Eco-friendly — biodegradable
Alert: In the spirit of transparency, the manufacturer states on its label: "Warning, this product contains a chemical (N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, NMP) known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm" According to the manufacturer of SoyGel, there has been a study in California which applied NMP at 100% strength on pregnant rodents for a month, with frequent re-applications to make sure it was still on their skin. The test resulted in smaller size babies. No tests have been conducted on the 40-45% strength used in SoyGel, as requested by the manufacturer. Of course there are no tests on humans. Although the warning for NMP is required only by the State of California, the manufacturer has chosen to include the warning on product sold in all 50 states
State Nexus Fee may apply A state nexus fee will be applied to this item if drop shipped to the following states: . We're sorry for the inconvenience. Click here to read more about the state nexus fee.
Coverage (1 Coat)
Averages : 1-Quart = 50 SF - for horizontal surfaces 1-Quart = 18 SF - for vertical surfaces 1-Gallon = 200 SF - for horizontal surfaces 1-Gallon = 75 SF - for vertical surfaces 2.5-Gallon = 500 SF - for horizontal surfaces 2.5-Gallon = 185 SF - for vertical surfaces 5-Gallon = 1,000 SF - for horizontal surfaces 5-Gallon = 375 SF - for vertical surfaces 55-Gallon = 11,000 SF - for horizontal surfaces 55-Gallon = 4,125 SF - for vertical surfaces
Apply a thick, even layer of 600GL Coatings Remover, generally between 1/16 and 1/8 inch-the coating-be removed by using pouring, brushing, or airless sprayer (piston pumped with tip of 519 or similar). If applying with brush, do not apply as you would paint. Don't brush or scrape the surface until the stripper has had time-work. Check the progress of the stripping action by using a scraper-see if the coating is softened down-the surface. If not, wait longer and recheck. 600GL Coatings Remover will remain wet and working for several hours. Longer is better. Let the stripper do the work. If 600GL Coatings Remover is left-sit outdoors, cover with a light plastic drop cloth-prolong the stripper's wet time. Once the coating is softened, remove it with a scraper, industrial wet vacuum, or other stripping tool. Reapply stripper, if necessary. Repeat steps above. After use, clean remaining thin residue with Franmar's EMERGE or water, using a scrub brush and/or mop or power washer. Ensure-scrape or vacuum excess removed coating and 600GL Coatings Remover before using a power washer for final cleaning. Always use care-prevent over spray from getting on surfaces other than the one being prepped. Allow surface-dry before further preparations. Pour, brush, spray, then scrape off with metal scraper, industrial wet vacuum or other stripping tool. After use, use brush, mop or powerwasher-clean.
Surface or Product Preparation
Surface should be clean, dry, free of oil, wax and solvents. Do not use on plastic, PVC, rubber or drywall
Appearance When Dry
Cleans Up With
AFM Safecoat Super Clean, HydroxiPro, cleaner, degreaser
Store in cool dry place out of sunlight
Recycling or Disposal
Dispose of excess product in accordance with all local state and federal regulations, Do not throw out container unless completely empty. Pour contents onto dry cardboard and let thoroughly dry outdoors. May also be absorbed with cat litter sand or other dry materials
Finish Contains Aluminum Oxide?
Floor Item Type
Janka Hardness Rating
Number of Plys
Range of Resistance
Risk in Dry Climates
Shade (1 Light) - (7 Dark)
Strips / Plank
Surface Treatment Color
Touch Up Kit
Can be indoor?
Can be outdoor?
Max Gallons Per Minute
Max BTU's / Hour
- BTU's / Hour
Multi Control Capabilities
Temperature Range (with remote)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
Questions & Answers
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