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Frequently Asked Questions about DoradoStrip 3031 Architectural Paint Stripper

  Name: DoradoStrip 3031 Architectural Paint Stripper  
  Size/Stock #/Case Pack:
1-gallon or 5-gallon / 4, 1
  Quick Product Facts  

Features and Benefits:

  • Waterborne Technology
  • Non-Flammable
  • Does not contain Toxic or Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Easy clean up with soap and water or denatured alcohol
  • Non-ozone depleting
  • Easily sprayed with standard equipment

Recommended Usage:

  • Brick Buildings
  • Log Homes
  • Elastomeric Coating Removal
  • Graffiti on porous surfaces
  • Any non-lead based architectural coating removal
  • Any area where abrasive blasting is not an option for environmental, economic or surface damage may be of concern

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  DoradoStrip 3031 Architectural Paint Stripper  

Low VOC water-based paint remover:
Designed to effectively lift urethanes, lacquers, latexes, alkyds, elastomeric's and varnish. Recommended for use on architectural surfaces such as wood, brick and masonry where non-lead based paints are present or in any area where worker safety or damage to delicate equipment may be of concern.

Equipment and Tools:
DoradoStrip™ 3031 is engineered for airless spray application.  Ensure application equipment is free of any previously applied products or chemicals or solvents (especially mineral spirits).  Clean with denatured alcohol prior to use.  Use only airless equipment with chemical resistant packing, such as a Titan 440i or larger pump.  Even the smallest airless sprayer is capable of spraying this product.  Equip the sprayer with a tip size of 0.019 inches or larger.  (Example: a 519 or 425 tip).  Other equipment: brushes, rollers, scraper, masking tape, plastic (polyethylene) sheet, pressure washer, electric drill with mixer, empty pails for clean-up, water.  Roller application should be use ONLY for horizontal surfaces.

Dwell Time:
The time required for penetration varies according to the type of paint, and the temperature. Most paint systems require 6 to 24 hours. Leave the stripper overnight for best results. Dwell time and stripper application thickness required is best determined by a test area.  All DoradoStrip™ products need time to penetrate the coatings and lift them off.

Product Selection:
DoradoStrip™ 3031 is effective on Wood, Concrete and Masonry substrates and works great on Latex paints, Thin film, Rigid & Elastomeric Urethanes and Penetrating Stains and Sealers.

What else to know:
In most cases, the coating type is unknown.  Always do a test patch to determine how suited the product is for the job and how much dwell time will be required.  Depending on formulation, some organic zincs may not be able to be removed.

Our Observation:
In tests we found DoradoStrip™ 3031 to be similar in performance to DoradoStrip™ 3032.  DoradoStrip™ 3031 was slightly thicker than 3032 but not by much.  The product did have an obvious smell (suitable for outdoor use) and is white in appearance.

For More Information:
Review the product label and/or view 3031 Architectural Paint Stripper Product Bulletin.


The DoradoStrip™ products work in a revolutionary way. They are absorbed through the paint or coating layer and work to detach it from the substrate. Once the bond is broken the paint bubbles up so that it can easily be removed!

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