Smiths Epoxy Clean Up Solvent is the perfect epoxy solvent to remove almost any uncured epoxy product. It’s special formulation completely removes epoxy resins from surfaces.
Our new formulation for 2021 evaporates slower than the previous formulation. This offers a longer workign time and less loss to evaporation.
To completely remove uncured epoxy resins from a surface:
- Remove bulk resin with dry cloth (or strong wipe)
- Wet a clean piece of cloth with Smiths Epoxy Clean Up Solvent
- Clean the surface by wiping with the epoxy solvent soaked rag
- Dispose of tainted cloth, and restart at 2. Repeat till the surface has no traces of Epoxy resin left
Why do I need a special Epoxy Solvent?
Epoxy resins are particularly tricky to remove completely. Single solvents, acetone is regularly recommended, can’t completely remove epoxy resins from surfaces.
Specialised epoxy solvents, like Smiths ECS, are a blend of an aromatic, a ketone and an alcohol. Only an epoxy solvent
Uses of Epoxy Solvent Smiths ECS
It may be used to remove Smiths or any other manufacturers uncured epoxies.
Clean brushes or equipment after use (though we recommend disposable brushes).
Clean syringes or pumps used when injecting resins.
Keep brushes useable between applications of CPES or bulk epoxies.
Simply storing the brush in a solution which consists predominately of ECS will slow the epoxy curing. Thus the brush remains useable for an extended period.
Unlike acetone our epoxy solvent will not weaken the chemical bonds when used to thin epoxy paints.
Achieving a natural wood finish. To treat timber with CPES and retain a natural look you must use Smiths Epoxy Clean Up Solvent. Full details on the required procedure for getting a natural surface to sealed wood are here.
The beautiful matted finish, showing lots of detail and grain, in the oak doors above was realised in just over an hour using one coat of Smiths CPES and our Epoxy Solvent – ECS.
See the full story here: protected natural finish on interior wood
Adequate ventilation must be provided, or appropriate chemical respirators worn during use. Always wear gloves to protect yourself when working with any chemicals.
Our Epoxy Solvent will aggressively remove the oils from your skin.
MSDS can be downloaded from here.