Adhesive Remover

GKAS94325 – Gallon

Helpful Tip

For best results, use in temperatures between 65°F and 85°F and away from strong breeze and hot sun. Protect surrounding areas with a heavy plastic drop cloth. Do not use on linoleum, plastic, rubber, asphalt tile, fiberglass or other synthetics. Stripping any large area such as floors has the potential to result in high levels of potentially hazardous vapors. Working within a small area at a time makes the job easier and decreases hazards. Vapors tend to collect along the floor, so do as much work as possible using long-handled tools to avoid bending and crawling.


Adhesive Remover

When you want to remove a strong adhesive, you need a powerful formula — Klean-Strip® Adhesive Remover. Strong, fast-acting, it quickly softens even the toughest adhesives in 30 minutes or less. The thick, brushable paste clings to surfaces. Klean-Strip® Adhesive Remover removes most mastics, contact cement, floor covering adhesives and asphalt and latex adhesives from wood, concrete, metal and masonry.

(Not for sale or use in CA, CT, DE, DC, IL,IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, NJ, NY, RI)


 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methylene Chloride, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to



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  1. Wear chemical-resistant gloves, chemical splash goggles and appropriate work shoes. Shake well and open can slowly to relieve pressure.
  2. Pour 2-3 cups over a small area (up to 9 sq. ft.). Cover the applied area with a heavy plastic drop cloth. Use a long-handled paint roller on top of the plastic with very little pressure to spread the stripper under the plastic, just to the edges. Do not step on the covered area as plastic may become slippery. Leave the area and let the stripper do the work. Do not allow the stripper to completely dry on the surface as the adhesive can re-adhere.
  3. After 15-30 minutes, scrape a small test area to see if the adhesive is softened and ready for removal. If so, remove the plastic sheeting. Use a long-handled sidewalk scraper or floor hoe to scrape loosened adhesive. Any stripper that is still liquid can be pushed to the next 9 sq. ft. area and reused. If the stripper and adhesive form a thick gel or solid material, use a broom and dustpan to pick up material and take it outside to fully dry. Before the scraped area is completely dry, use a mop and water to get up any residue after scraping.
  4. Continue on to the next small area using the same procedure and allowing time between each application for fumes to dissipate.

CLEAN UP: Return unused stripper to the original container. The work area and tools can be cleaned up with soap and water. Wash arms and hands with cold water and soap.

DISPOSAL: If container is corroded, rusted or shows other signs of deterioration, dispose of product. Dispose of empty cans and leftover product at your local household hazardous waste collection facility. If one is not available, dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

STORAGE: Keep in a cool place, below 90°, out of direct sunlight. Exposure to high temperatures or prolonged exposure to sun may cause can to swell or leak.

DANGER!  POISON. MAY BE FATAL OR CAUSE BLINDNESS IF SWALLOWED. VAPOR HARMFUL. EYE & SKIN IRRITANT. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO PREVENT BUILDUP OF VAPORS. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms and small, enclosed areas. Whenever possible use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness – STOP – ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. IF THE WORK AREA IS NOT WELL VENTILATED, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Contains Methanol and Methylene Chloride. Cannot be made non-poisonous. Methylene Chloride has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The risk to your health depends on the level and duration of exposure. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. Avoid breathing of vapors or mist and contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not take internally. WARNING: Using this product will expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.

FIRST AID - IF SWALLOWED, immediately call your poison control center, hospital emergency room or physician for instructions.

IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, immediately flush with water, remove any contact lens, continue flushing with water for at least 15 minutes, then get immediate medical attention.

IN CASE OF SKIN CONTACT, irritation may result. Immediately wash with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.


How do I clean surfaces after using Klean Strip® Adhesive Remover?
On concrete or metal surfaces, hot soapy water will work fine. On wood surfaces, use Klean Strip® Odorless Mineral Spirits or Paint Thinner, since these won’t raise the grain like water will.

Klean Strip® Adhesive Remover dried on my surface. What should I do?
Reapply the Adhesive Remover liberally and let it stand 15 to 30 minutes. This will soften the dried residue again so the stripping project can continue.

Does it get too cold to use Klean Strip® Adhesive Remover?
Yes, both the ambient temperature and the core temperature of the item being stripped needs to be between 65˚ and 85˚.

How much coverage can I get out of a can of Klean Strip® Adhesive Remover?
Approximately 80 sq. ft. per gallon — or 20 sq. ft. per quart.

Where can I purchase Klean Strip® Adhesive Remover?
Check the “Find A Retailer” link at the top of the page to locate a store. It’s sold mainly in the paint section of home improvement centers and hardware stores.

Is it safe to use Klean Strip® Adhesive Remover on fiberglass?
No, this is not recommended.

How do you open the can?
Many Klean-Strip® products are tightened to prevent leakage. A pair of channel lock pliers can be used to free the cap.

What is the shelf life of Klean Strip® Adhesive Remover?
The shelf life is three years unopened and six months after opening.

The “Directions for Use” are included to help you better understand our product. However, they do not provide you with all of the information needed to use the product safely and effectively. Prior to using any of our products, you should always read the entire label including all cautions. A copy of the current label is linked to this webpage.