Recently Answered Questions: August 2013
Looking for a proven solution for removing painted labels from glass bottles.
Client currently uses:
1) a commercial dichloromethane-based cleaner (banned in the EU and recent deaths in the US), or
2) sulfuric acid as a backup for tougher problems (Toxnet reports occup. exposure to inorganic acid mists carcinogenic to humans).
Safer Alternatives? (many options):
1) Home brewing groups report success with paint labels using other acid-based cleaners (Star San, Lime-a-Way).
2-to-infinity) Any number of "safer" paint removers.
Does anyone have practical experience with solutions specifically for paint-on-glass that would come with safer ingredients?
I checked our database of cleaning projects but did not find any exact matches for paint removal from glass. I then ran a search through the database for possible products based on vendor recommendations. If you follow this link, it should take you to the list of products that can be used for paint removal and are safe for glass: Results 1
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The second link is for products that we have tested in the lab for paint removal. The surfaces that were cleaned were not glass but you can try clicking on products names to see if the products would be safe for glass:
For example, once you follow the above link, the second product listed is Gemtek SC Aircraft & Metal cleaner which we tested for paint removal from steel surfaces. When you click on the product name, you are taken to a product information page and you can see that the product can be used with glass surfaces