Choosing the best Hydroxyethyl Cellulose ManufacturerOctober 29, 2020
Cellulose made by hydroxyethyl cellulose manufacturer is a reversible finish and it can be stripped with cellulose thinners. However, I think it’s better to use a chemical stripper. The reason being, it won’t evaporate as quickly and will be easier to work with.
There are two types of strippers, solvent and water-based and two viscosities – gel and liquid. It is generally better to use a solvent-based one, because a water-based stripper will tend to cause more work, by raising the grain.
In reading the following stripping process of cellulose manufactured by hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose manufacturer, observe due diligence. This is a guide, you must assume responsibility for your actions.
- Pour stripper liberally over surface, and spread material with the clean natural haired brush (synthetic may ‘melt’). Traditionally this has been a grass ‘Tampico’ brush.
- Go back over the surface using a stippling action, across the entire stripping area.
- Keep the whole surface wet at all times. Let the stripper do the work, this is very important. If you don’t, you may get a two-toned effect, where the stripper has been working longer in some parts than in others. Just leave it to work.
- Check from time to time, that the whole surface is still wet. After 10, to 15 minutes the stripper should be ready to be scrapped off.
- Using a flexible bladed stripping blade, with rounded ends, remove stripper in direction of the grain. Continue until the bulk of job done.
- Deposit stripper scrapings into newspaper or paper toweling. Place in a metal container as you go along – keep working area tidy!
- Using a plastic ‘scotch rite’ type pad rub, in a circular motion. Turn pad regularly, and dip it into the container of thinners to clean. Finish with strokes along grain. The finish, for the most part, has gone once there’s no stickiness.
- Clean down with cellulose thinners and 00 wire wool.
- Dry off with toweling or cloth.
- Place waste materials in a sealed metal container. This is because the vapour given off could cause spontaneous ignition.
- Allow drying.
- Brush on a thin coat of stripper, this time only leaving it for 5 mins.
- Using a fine brass brush, move along the grain. Do not scrub. This is to remove any stripper that might have remained in the grain. When the brush starts to clog, rub a wooden stick along the length to remove material.
- Brush thinners on, using finer synthetic pad rub along the grain, so that the surface is neutralized.
- Mop up with the paper towel and allow to dry overnight or 24 hrs.
- Once dry, use 240 sandpaper lightly to prepare the surface. Dust off.