No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner is a concentrated alkaline detergent blend specially developed to reduce cleaning time and water use by eliminating the rinsing step.
Once soil has been removed from the surface by spraying, wiping, air-lancing or vacuuming, a water rinse of the cleaned surface is not required before coating, sealing or staining.
This is possible because No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner does not leave a soapy residue or film which could impair coating adhesion.
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner is effective across a wide range of soil types and may be used before applying water-borne coatings and sealants.
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner cuts cleaning costs by eliminating the final rinsing of the cleaned surface before coating application.
In field use, No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner has delivered superior cleaning performance and surface adhesion characteristics.
The rapid drying time after cleaning, usually less than 30 minutes, permits quick coating application. This saves the downtime costs involved in closing all or part of a facility during the cleaning operation.
In many cases the coating can be applied before the scaffolding has to come down to accommodate personnel or to be moved to another location. No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner has a very slight, mild odor in its concentrated form. When diluted, it is virtually odorless.
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner performs effectively through a broad temperature range, mixes readily with water and is safe to use near vegetation.
Cleaning before applying coatings or sealants including, elastomeric, epoxy, urethane, acrylic and powder coat systems.
Neutralizing acid residue before applying a coating, sealant or stain.
Removal of wallpaper and paste residue. Carpet Cleaning.
|* Hot/Cold Water Pressure Washer w/chemical injector
* Airless Sprayer
* Conventional Sprayer
* Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit
|* Hand-Pump, Tank-Type Sprayer
* Hose-End Sprayer
* Trigger Sprayer
* Hand Wiping
A. Direct Application of Solution
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner is highly concentrated and is intended to be diluted before use. Dilution rates will vary depending upon the surface, the soil load and the method of application.
|Dilution Guide for Direct Application of Solution|
Mix 1 oz. per gallon of water
Mix 5 oz. per gallon of water
Mix 10 oz. per gallon of water
Note: Heavy soil conditions may require stronger concentrations.
B. Pressure Washer Detergent Injection
Most cold water pressure washers with detergent injectors are pre-set at a rate of 10 parts of water to 1 part detergent. This requires pre-mixing with water before injecting to yield the proper concentration.
|Dilution Guide for 10:1 Detergent Injection|
|Soil||Pre-Mix Before Injection|
|Light Duty||Mix 10 oz. per gallon of water|
|Medium Duty||Mix 48 oz. per gallon of water|
|Heavy Duty||Mix 96 oz. per gallon of water|
|pH as supplied||11.3|
|pH @ 10 oz./gal||10.5|
|pH @ 5 oz./gal||9.5|
|pH @ 1 oz./gal||7.5|
|Solubility in Water||Complete|
|Appearance||Transparent blue liquid|
|Boiling Point||Over 212°F|
|Freezing Point||Below 32°F|
|Freeze/Thaw Stability||3+ Cycles|
To determine how much No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner will be needed for a specific cleaning job, use the following guide:
|Calculate the total area to be cleaned by multiplying the length by height|
|Length X Height = Total Square Footage|
|________ X ________ = ________|
To determine the approximate gallons of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner required:
- Select Light, Medium or Heavy Duty from the chart (below) based on soil conditions.
- Find the Square Feet of Coverage closest to the Total Surface Area in Square Feet to be cleaned.
- Use the number in the “Gallons of Concentrate” column for the number of gallons needed to clean a flat, smooth surface using a low pressure spray applicator.
Note: For rough, porous or corrugated surfaces, multiply gallons X 1.2.
For high pressure spray application multiply gallons X 1.3.
|Square Feet of Cleaning Coverage|
|Gallons Required||Light Duty 1 oz./gal||Med. Duty 5 oz./gal||Heavy Duty 10 oz./gal|
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner is biodegradable, non-flammable, non-carcinogenic and contains no butyl, silicone, petroleum or chlorinated solvents.
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner is available through Paint Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States and is manufactured in Livonia, Michigan. Call Great Lakes Laboratories toll-free at 1-800-888-1105 for the name of a dealer or distributor near you.
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner is available in 1 gallon plastic bottles, 5 gallon plastic pails with reclosable spouts and 55 gallon plastic drums.
Technical advice furnished by Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc. concerning any use or application of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner is reliable as current technology allows and the company makes no warranty, express or implied of any use or application for which advise is furnished. Technical assistance and information is available upon request by calling Great Lakes Laboratories toll free at 1-800-888-1105.
- Metal Fabrication Shop – Prepaint cleaning of interior painted block walls.
Restrictions – Minimal water use allowed because of plant machinery and equipment.
Soil conditions – Medium with dirt, dust, shop soils and light oil film.
Procedure – A mixture of 10 oz. of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water was applied to the walls using a airless sprayer. After 5 minutes of contact time to loosen the soil, a 2 oz. per gallon mixture was sprayed from the top of the wall down to flush off the soil. A water rinse of the surface was not required before painting.
- Metal Grinding Shop – Prepaint cleaning of roof decking and painted block walls
Restrictions – Minimal water use allowed because of plant machinery and equipment
Soil conditions – Heavy deposits of carbon-like grinding dust. No oil film.
Procedure – One-step cleaning of the surfaces using a mixture of 5 oz. of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water. The solution was applied from a portable lift using an airless sprayer fitted with a wand extension to increase reach. The solution was sprayed onto the surface until the grinding dust was flushed off. A water rinse of the cleaned surface was not required before painting.
- Metal Treatment Plant – Surface preparation of acid-residue contaminated decking
Restrictions – Health and safety concerns regarding the planned use of ammonia for neutralization
Soil conditions – Acid contamination above acid treatment tanks
Procedure – The contaminated deck areas were thoroughly sprayed using a mixture of 10 oz. of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water. After 15 minutes contact time, the treated areas were blown dry using oil-free, compressed air. When dry, pH tests were conducted to confirm that the acid had been neutralized before painting.
- Machine Tool Manufacturer – Prepaint cleaning of new machinery
Restrictions – Eliminated the use of flammable solvents in the hand cleaning operation
Soil conditions – Oils, lubricants and coolants used in fabrication
Procedure – Areas to be cleaned were sprayed with a mixture of 5 oz. of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water and wiped clean using shop cloths. Recessed areas and blind holes were blown dry with oil-free shop air before applying the coating.
- Supermarket Distribution Warehouse – Prepaint cleaning of roof decking and walls
Restrictions – Minimal water use required to prevent damage to warehoused grocery inventory
Soil conditions – Light dust film
Procedure – Roof decking, bar joists and walls were sprayed with a mixture of 2 oz. of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water until the dust was flushed off. No water rinse of the cleaned surface was required before painting.
A. United States Department of Agriculture
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner has been accepted with an A-1 category designation as a general cleaning agent on all surfaces or for use with steam or mechanical cleaning devices in all departments of USDA inspected facilities. Regulations require a potable water rinse following cleaning.
B. Independent Laboratory Testing
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner has been tested for cleaning effectiveness and coating compatibility by an independent testing laboratory. The testing protocol and results are detailed below.
Inasmuch as some observations were subjective, they have been rated using the following ASTM Standardized Scoring System:
|8||Very Good|||||Very Slight|
Adhesion to Steel
ASTM D 3359
The bottom half of five 4″ x 8″ steel panels were immersed in No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner, removed and air dried for 24 hours. Each panel was then entirely coated with one of the following coatings and dried at 77°F for seven days. The immersed and unimmersed areas of each panel were then tested for coating adhesion.
|Loss of Adhesion
(immersed vs. unimmersed)
|No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner|
|Adhesion-in-Peel on Steel||ASTM C 794|
The bottom half of a steel panel was immersed in No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner as above. After drying for 24 hours, the entire panel was coated with a silicone sealant (General Electric Silicone II) After 14 days, Adhesion-in-Peel was measured on the immersed and unimmersed sections of the panel.
|Adhesion-in-Peel on Steel – Silicone Sealant||No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner|
|Pounds per linear inch||19|
|Pounds per linear inch||19|
Three 12″ x 12″ pieces of white fabric were stained with coffee, lipstick, and cola. The stains were dried for 24 hours and the fabric was soaked for 15 minutes in No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner. After soaking, the fabric was removed and brushed with a stiff bristle brush for 25 cycles and evaluated for the degree of stain removal.
|Stain Removal||No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner|
Removal of Paint and Stain from Wood
A semi-gloss interior latex paint and a solid color oil-based stain were applied to pine panels and dried for 48 hours. Sponges were soaked in the No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner and placed in contact with each coating for 10 minutes. The sponges were removed and each area was scrubbed with a stiff bristle brush for 20 cycles to determine removal properties.
Removal from Wood
No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner
|Solid Oil Stain||Good|
Oil and Grease Removal
A multi-purpose white grease (Pennzoil 705) and a heavy duty motor oil (Mystik JT-8 SAE 10W/40) were applied to coated aluminum panels and dried for 24 hours. Each panel was then partially immersed in each cleaner for 10 minutes. After the immersion period, the panels were removed, rinsed with cold water and evaluated for removal.
|Removal from Aluminum Panel||No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner|
Cold Rolled steel panels were immersed in the No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner for 10 minutes, removed and allowed to dry for 7 days at standard conditions. The panels were then evaluated for the presence of flash rusting.
|No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner|
- Cuts Cleaning Time
- Saves Labor
- Reduces Water Usage
- Improves Coating Adhesion
- Aluminum, Vinyl and Wood Siding
- Interior Walls, Ceilings and Woodwork
- Steel Roof Decking, Block Walls
- Tilt-up and Precast Concrete, EFIS
- Kitchen Cabinets, Walls, Woodwork
- Steel Fabrications and Parts
- Dirt, Dust, Exterior Soil
- Soot, Smudge, Nicotine
- Oil Film, Lubricants, Coolants
- Concrete Form Release
- Cooking Oils, Sugars, Fats
- Waxes and Tree Sap