Cutek CD33 Naked, Gentle Timber and Engineered Wood Cleaner
Cutek CD33 Naked is a safe, mild and effective wood coating and paint stripper. It is suitable for removing multiple layers of most commonly used wood coatings such as latex paints, stains, varnishes, linseed oils, acrylics and other film forming coatings.
It’s also effective at removing coatings from metal, brick and masonry surfaces.
It’s the smart alternative to conventional strippers that use dangerous chemicals such as methylene chloride, NMP etc.
Always patch test Cutek CD33 Naked before use.
• Safe and easy way to strip
• Remove multiple layers with one application
• User friendly and biodegradable
Before you apply:
Because of the wide variation in coatings to be stripped it is vital to test Cutek CD33 Naked before starting your project. This will help you determine how much time you’ll need to leave Cutek CD33 Naked on the timber and how much product you will need for the job.
Equipment you will need:
Paint brush, drop sheets/masking materials, clean paint pot, pressure cleaner or paint scraper. For large areas such as
timber decks use a lamb’s wool applicator and paint tray.
How to apply:
Unlike bleach, Cutek CD33 Naked is not considered a strong defoliant, however, we recommend using absorbent drop cloths to protect delicate and/or adjacent vegetation and surfaces. For best results use Cutek CD33 Naked as supplied and stir or shake it well before use.
Before you begin, note the hazards and precautions on this website and the can labelling, and ensure that you use the correct safety equipment as detailed in the Safety Data Sheet.
Apply Cutek CD33 Naked evenly with a brush to dry wood, rubbing into the grain. Reaction time is approx. 30-60mins. Keep area wet by applying more Cutek CD33 Naked. Test periodically with a paint scraper to determine when the old coat is stripping cleanly of the timber. When this happens the stripped surface is ready for rinsing.
Once Cutek CD33 Naked has cleaned the timber, it must be power rinsed off thoroughly. For best results, power rinse with a high-pressure washer set to under 750 p.s.i. (50 bar), with a fan jet pattern to avoid damage to the wood fibre. Clean from the lowest point and work upwards methodically. ALWAYS clean off with a water jet that produces a “putty knife” shaped fan that is 40–50mm wide about 100mm out from jet. Adopt a continuous “mowing action” working with power water fan-jet 100mm from the face of the substrate. DO NOT use “turbojets” on timber.
If the stripped timber looks dull after cleaning, apply Cutek Proclean while surface is still wet, wait 30 minutes and re rinse. This will brighten the stripped timber and enhance the grain.
CAUTION must be used when cleaning soft timber to reduce the pressure and avoid damaging the sapwood. The longer that Cutek QuickClean is left on the substrate, the greater the rinse time required. Additionally, certain types of wood surfaces may leave a raised grain effect after stripping is completed. Sanding or poly pad scrubbing may be required to smooth out this condition
Recoating with Cutek
Following the restoration of the timber with CUTEK CD33 Naked, it is important to complete the restoration process by coating the timber with an appropriate Cutek wood protection oil, following the procedure detailed on our website. Failure to treat the wood after restoration will result in the weathering process occurring more rapidly than it took prior to restoration.
Spreading rate is approximately 1 litre of stripper per 3 m2 of surface area to be stripped.
Cutek CD33 Naked makes surfaces slippery so DO NOT walk on the surface until it is dry. Water flush all equipment, vegetation, paths, concrete, asphalt and other adjacent surfaces before and after contact. Leave job site free of any trace amounts of Cutek CD33 Naked. Always remember that Cutek CD33 Naked is a hazardous chemical, and refer to the health and safety considerations listed in the MSDS sheet prior to commencement of any project. Fully protect adjacent surfaces including vegetation and be aware of the potential for wind drift into areas with cars or pedestrian traffic when rinsing. Never leave behind any containers or equipment, appropriately label any containers of residual for disposal