Piranha 8 is an alkaline paste paint stripper that liquefies paints on a variety of substrates. Piranha 8 removes most paints, varnishes, polyurethanes, and water based latex paints from metal, stone, and concrete. Piranha 8 can remove multiple coats safely and easily in a single application. Piranha 8 is particularly well suited for stripping lead paints, including red lead primer from metals. Surfaces must be neutralized after using Piranha 8.
NOTE: SURFACES MUST BE NEUTRALIZED AFTER USING PIRANHA 8. TO NEUTRALIZE USE PIRANHA NEUTRALIZER (PART # 5710). FAILURE TO PROPERLY NEUTRALIZE SURFACES TREATED WITH PIRANHA 8 CAN RESULT IN SUBSEQUENT COATING FAILURE OR RESULT IN A HAZY RESIDUE ON EXPOSED SURFACES!
Warning! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint from any surface, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH approved respirator to control lead exposure. Carefully clean up with a wet mop or HEPA vacuum. Before you start, find out how to
protect yourself and your family by contacting the U.S. EPA/Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Protect all surfaces not being stripped with vegetation.
Apply Piranha 8 with a brush, trowel or specially designed airless spray equipment.
Brush: Synthetic, nylon or polyester bristle
Spray: Specialized spray equipment required. Contact Fiberlock Technologies for detailed sprayer application information
(Dependent on application thickness) 1/4” = 6.4 ft2/gal.
1/8” = 12.8 ft2 /gal.
1/16” = 25.6 ft2/gal.
Key Considerations: Piranha 8 is not well suited to alkali resistant paints such as epoxies, urethanes and cementitious paints. Before general use, it is imperative to test on a small, inconspicuous area to determine compatibility, required dwell time, coverage and desired results. The end user shall determine suitability of the
product for its intended use(s), and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever.
NOTE: Piranha 8 will darken wood surfaces. Do not use on aluminum, magnesium and other soft metals. Piranha 8 is a ready to use product. Do not dilute. Mix before using for best results. Ideal working temperature is between 60-
90°F; when applied at surface temperatures below 55°F performance will be reduced and longer dwell times may be required. Higher temperatures can dry out remover prematurely. Avoid direct sunlight. Workers must wear impervious gloves, apron and footwear and safety goggles and/or faceshield while using Piranha 8. Take wind drift into consideration if spraying. Before application, it is imperative to test on a small, inconspicuous area to determine compatibility, required dwell time, coverage and desired results. The end user shall determine suitability of the product for its intended use(s), and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection with the application of this product. Note that the dwell time required to remove a paint system is dependent on the application temperature, humidity and the thickness/type of paint system being stripped. Typically 12-14 hour dwell
times will yield good results for multi-layer painted substrates. However, extended dwell times of 24 to 72 hours can result in more complete outcomes. When Piranha 8 is to be left for an extended period of time (beyond 8 hours), cover with Piranha Paper to slow the evaporation process and extend the product dwell time