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Maalipesu (Cleaning Agent)

DESCRIPTION Alkaline cleaning and pre-treating detergent for interior and exterior surfaces prior to painting.

Walls, floors, furniture, doors, building boards, boats, etc.

Cleans unpainted surfaces by removing dirt, grease, oil, wax etc. Also suitable for pre-treatment of hard and glossy paint surfaces prior to painting. Undiluted Maalipesu cleans the surface and generates a matt finish that improves adhesion of the new paint coat.


Latex and other matt paint surfaces can be pre-treated with diluted Maalipesu (1 part Maalipesu, 10 parts water or 1 part Maalipesu, 5 parts water). 

Maalipesu is especially suitable for cleaning very dirty surfaces, where strong dissolving power is needed without the adverse effects of solvents. Maalipesu is not recommended for washing a metal roof or used directly on unpainted galvanized surface.

RECOMMENDED USES Walls, floors, furniture, doors, building boards, boats, etc.

  The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is suitable for exterior walls The paint is suitable for interior floors The paint is water-borne
Features pH-value of ready-to-use solution: 12.5
Can sizes 1 l, 3 l, 10 l
Thinner Water
Application method Brush, cleaning rag, sponge, mop or cleaning machine for floors
Density 1.0 kg/l, ISO 2811
Storage Protect from frost.
Product code 006_1901

Preparation Protect glass and other surfaces which may be damaged by corrosion due to alkalinity.
Treatment Apply Maalipesu undiluted on hard and glossy surfaces by brush, sponge or cloth. Allow Maalipesu to take effect for a few minutes. Wash down the surface with a brush and rinse carefully with water. Undiluted Maalipesu cleans the surface and generates a matt finish that improves adhesion of the new paint coat. Latex paint surfaces and other matt surfaces can be pre-treated with Maalipesu diluted with water to the mixing ratio 1:10. Very dirty surfaces can be treated with a stronger solution 1:5. Rinse carefully with clean water.

Diluted Maalipesu 1:10 can also be used as cleaning detergent for surfaces.

Apply Maalipesu cleaning agent first on a small test area of the intended surface (diluted or undiluted depending on the use).
Some paint surfaces may be damaged when using a Maalipesu mixture that is too strong.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Contains: Potassium hydroxide, sodium metasilicate. Danger. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Keep out of reach of children. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Avoid breathing vapor. Wear protective gloves/clothing and eye/face protection. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF ON SKIN: Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Contains < 5 % anionic surfactants, < 5 % phosphates and benzisothiazolinone. A Material Safety Data Sheet is available on request.Safety data sheet

ENVIRONMENTAL and WASTE DISPOSAL Do not empty undiluted solution into drains, water systems and soil. Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy the undiluted liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
sre310816 / akk200815 / lko141106 / 006 1901