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The Best Paint Spray Gun Cleaner

Selecting the right industrial cleaner is important for effectively cleaning your paint gun, including unclogging built-up lacquer, cleaning paint residues, and clearing spitters. While traditional products like acetone, xylene, and toluene are popular, they can pose several serious health and safety risks as they contain HAPS, are flammable, and are hazardous to the environment and workers. AcraStrip’s line of eco-friendly solvent substitutes is your best solution.

Paint Gun Cleaning

Improve Your Operations with AcraStrip Paint Spray Gun Cleaners

AcraStrip 600 and other AcraStrip products are industrial or commercial paint gun cleaner solvent substitutes. The benefits of choosing one of our paint spray gun cleaners include:

  • Ability to replace MEK, toluene blends, acetone, xylene, hexane, cyclohexanone, mineral spirits, and other hazardous solvents
  • Slow evaporation for a longer half-life compared to traditional solvents
  • Ability to last 5-8 times longer than most solvents
  • Non-hazardous and non-flammable
  • Full recyclable through simple settling
  • Aqueous and eco-friendly product formulated in tandem with the EPA
  • Cost-effective and safe to use, store, and dispose
  • Low odor and zero HAPS
  • And more!

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. Contact us to learn more.

Acrastrip 600 Series

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)

How to Deep Clean a Paint Sprayer with AcraStrip

Spray guns should be cleaned and inspected at least once a week to ensure proper performance. No matter your preferred cleaning technique for paint guns or paint lines, AcraStrip provides easy cleaning through various methods:

  • Spray Out. The best way to use AcraStrip spray gun cleaner is to add a small amount into the pressure pot. The paint can be removed by purging the AcraStrip through the gun and spraying toward a bucket or booth until clean.
  • Ultrasonic Unit. The quickest way to clean a paint sprayer’s inner and outer portion is by dropping the gun into an ultrasonic unit. After a few minutes, finish cleaning with a quick rinse or air blow-off.
  • Automatic Gun Washers. Automatic gun washers reduce the amount of time spent cleaning guns to free workers for higher-order tasks. However, automatic gun washers are typically dedicated to specific types of paint sprayer cleaning solvents. AcraStrip will work well in most systems. Call 1-800-431-2072 ext. 360 to discuss your equipment and if AcraStrip applies to your operations.

Airless Paint Sprayer Cleaner

Airless paint sprayer cleaning can be a challenging task. Use these steps to clean airless paint guns with AcraStrip products:

  1. Assemble your necessary tools, including an empty bucket, a bucket containing water and AcraStrip, rags or paper towels, a wrench for disassembly, and PPE.
  2. Empty any leftover paint from the pump while flushing with AcraStrip, following your manufacturer’s manual for equipment-specific instructions.
  3. Flush out the lines and system using high-performance AcraStrip.
  4. Clean the filters.
  5. Use a small cloth to clean the exterior body and nozzle.
  6. Blow off the remaining product with clean air.

HVLP Paint Gun Cleaner Solvent Alternatives

High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) paint guns, including Wagner paint sprayers, require careful cleaning to deliver excellent results. Use these steps to apply AcraStrip:

  1. Assemble all required tools, including a bucket with clean water, a bucket with AcraStrip, a receptacle for waste, towels, a spray gun cleaning kit, a wrench for disassembly, and PPE.
  2. Depending on model, either disconnect the paint gun from the hose or leave it attached.
  3. Following the instructions in your manufacturer’s manual, disassemble the gun for full deep cleaning. Alternatively, depending on paint gun model, flush while assembled.
  4. Allow the needle, spring, and spray tip to soak while cleaning the paint gun body if heavily contaminated.
  5. Ensure the needle, spring, and other components are completely clear of paint, varnish, and lacquer.
  6. Place assembled gun back into production, or reassemble the paint gun if doing a deep weekly or monthly clean.

AcraStrip is Your #1 Paint Gun Cleaner Solvent Substitute

AcraStrip is the premier eco-friendly paint gun solvent substitute for industrial applications. Contact us today to learn more about how we can improve your operations through fully aqueous cleaner solutions.