R104 Water-Washable Paint & Varnish Remover Datasheet

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R104 Water-Washable Paint & Varnish Remover

Paramose Water-Washable Paint and Varnish Stripper (P&V) is a strong dichloromethane based, fast working, non acidic, non caustic gel. Ideal for use on either horizontal or vertical surfaces effectively removing industrial paint and varnish whilst minimising the build up of messy residue.


Used extensively in the antique and furniture restoration market.


  • Solvent-based paints
  • Water based paints
  • Varnishes
  • Polyurethane lacquers
  • Cellulose lacquers
  • Two pack epoxy coatings
  • Masonry paint
  • Industrial paint

Surface Preparation

Always test a small hidden portion of the substrate before use, to ensure the final result is satisfactory. Ensure the surface(s) to be stripped are dry before applying. Protection should be provided for coatings that you do not wish to remove or any surface that may be damaged by the product.


European regulations 455/2009/ec dichloromethane paint removers are only to be used for industrial use whilst in an industrial environment


  • This product should not be used outside of an industrial facility.
  • Wear suitable gloves, goggles and protective clothing. Cover the lid with a cloth and hold away from face during opening.
  • Pour some paramose into a suitable container and replace top of can.
  • Apply a generous even coat by brush. Do not over-brush.
  • Leave between 20 - 40 minutes until the product reacts with the paint or varnish.
  • For multi layered surfaces (5 or more), a second coat of paint and varnish stripper is recommended.
  • Use a dabbing motion, without the need to remove the first coat.
  • Check at intervals to see how the paint remover is working and remove softened paint with a scraper.
  • Rub down with stainless steel wool and soapy water, on wood follow the grain.


Read and follow the Health & Safety Data Sheets as detailed in the separate MSDS document. Ensure adequate ventilation at all times, DCM vapours are heavier than air so extractors should be at low level. Paramose P&V must be shaken well before use Always apply generous even coats. Do not try to spread the product too far, as this will result in poor penetration and faster evaporation. Allow Paramose P&V to do its work Do not use in confined spaces. Do not try to remove too quickly. Never let the surface become too dry during treatment

Precautions For Use

For Health & Safety instructions, first aid measures, spillages and disposal instructions, see separate Health & Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). EUROPEAN REGULATIONS 455/2009/EC DICHLOROMETHANE PAINT REMOVERS ARE ONLY TO BE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL USE WHILST IN AN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT. The definition of Industrial is ‘Facilities where paint stripping takes place’. Examples would be units and workshops used for stripping articles with either dip tanks or brush applied systems


  • Powerful and effective stripper
  • Fast acting
  • Effective
  • Removes most paint, adhesives and lacquered finishes
  • Removes multiple layers at a time
  • Concentrated for a high performance
  • Non flammable
  • Non caustic


Keep out of reach of children Keep in a dry place between 5c and 30c in the original container.

Product Characteristics

Specific Gravity @ 25c1.24
Shelf Life24 Months from the date of
Application TemperaturesMinimum +5c Maximum 25c
Solubility in WaterSlightly Soluble
Boiling Point<40c

Cleaning Of Equipment

Remove as much excess product as possible and clean tools and equipment immediately after use with methylated spirits.

R104 Water-Washable Paint & Varnish Remover Datasheet From Paint Stripper.com