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Eco-Friendly Graffiti Remover is Safer than Acetone

Removing graffiti can be a painstaking process. Graffiti is nearly impossible to remove with ordinary cleansers. However, traditionally-used graffiti solvents like acetone are hazardous to both the health of the user and the environment. Acetone is a volatile organic compound that is highly flammable, generates hazardous waste, and requires protective gear to handle.

For a safer way to get rid of graffiti, there are a variety of eco-friendly graffiti removers that do not carry the harsh side effects of acetone. One of these is AcraStrip 600: a biodegradable, aqueous, non-flammable, PH neutral, and recyclable alternative to acetone.

How to Remove Graffiti 

There is a wide range of safe and effective graffiti cleaning tools and procedures that can successfully remove graffiti from your surface. The following methods are common ways in which graffiti can be eliminated without the use of acetone.

  • Paint-Out – One option that incorporates a green graffiti removal process is to simply paint over the graffiti-laden area. However, if the affected area is a very large painting it could be a very expensive process. Environmentally-friendly graffiti cleaners such as AcraStrip 600 may be a more viable option regarding time and resources.
  • Sandblaster – A graffiti removal tool such as a sandblaster may be a worthwhile option for graffiti that is very dry and set-in to its structure. A negative aspect of sandblasting is that it requires special equipment and a rather lengthy cleanup process.
  • Detergents & Liquid Wash - A common method of cleaning graffiti is to use washing detergents and liquids with water. You can use a nylon brush to scrub out the paint. However, this method will only be effective if the graffiti paint is water-soluble.
  • Acetone Alternatives – A graffiti removal acetone alternative such as AcraStrip 600 is an excellent graffiti removal option. AcraStrip 600 is a water-soluble, non-hazardous, eco-friendly solvent replacement. This green graffiti remover can also effectively outperform traditional chemical solvents such as acetone, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone, and thinners due to its unique lifting characteristics and green technology.


Acrastrip 600 Series

Eco-Friendly Graffiti Remover

Green graffiti cleaner is one that conserves natural resources, avoids toxic emissions, saves energy, and contributes to a safe and healthy environment. Safe products such as AcraStrip 600 provide proper sustainability, composition, function, disposal, and cost-effectiveness. AcraStrip products are easily recycled through simple settling. Acrastrip can be collected in drums or totes and allowed to settle for 24-48 hours.

AcraStrip Acetone Replacements

Product Name AcraStrip 600 CRR AcraStrip 600 Auto AcraStrip 600 MIL AcraStrip 800 AcraStrip 950
Flammability NONE NONE NONE NONE 163°F (73°C)
HAP Content Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero
Odor Mild Mild Mild Mild Mild, sweet
Dilutable Yes Yes Yes No No
pH Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral 5.5-6.0
Appearance Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid
Biodegradable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use Temp. Ambient-
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)

Cost-Saving Acetone Alternative, Aqueous Graffiti Cleaner

Eco-friendly paint removal products typically last 7-10 times longer than most solvents due to their slow evaporation rate and reusability. Solvent users lose 30-35% of their solvents in the workplace due to evaporative losses from buckets and open tanks.

Alternative acetone products such as AcraStrip have slower evaporation rates, which provides for only negligible losses. In addition, many solvents lose their ability to clean for a long period due to their load capacity. Since AcraStrip 600 CRR can separate waste from reusable cleaner this acetone alternative has a longer half-life compared to traditional solvents, allowing for an overall increase in cost savings.

Order Your Made in the USA Graffiti Removal Products Today

Interested in AcraStrip products? There are many ways to order. Complete our contact us form, call us at 800-431-2072 ext. 360.

AcraStrip Sizing and Shipping Information

At US Polychemical Corp., we offer convenient sizing options to meet your specific needs. Our products are shipped in three container sizes: 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, and 275-gallon totes. This variety ensures that whether you require a smaller quantity for a specific project or a larger volume for industrial applications, we have the right packaging for you.