Floor Strippers & Coating Removers

Floor Strippers & Coating Removers

Your once beautiful floor has lost its shine and is looking flaky, patchy, lackluster, and filthy. You’ve been told that you need to strip the floor and reseal or re-finish it… but what does that mean? And is it true? Do you need to do a full strip?

When shopping for floor strippers in Tucson, it can be confusing. The big box stores have a ton of products on their shelves, but will they work on your floor? Are you going to spend the time and money to get this product on your floor, only to have it not work? We are here to help!

3 questions to ask yourself to find the floor strippers for you.

1: What kind of floor do I have?

Many people believe they have a ’tile’ floor, when in fact, it is a natural stone floor that needs to have special care taken, to not harm the surface. Others might think they have a stone floor when they actually have porcelain or ceramic made to look like natural stone.

2: What type of product is on my floor already?

Is it a sealer? A finish? Is it a water or oil-based product? All of these things are important to know BEFORE you start attempting to remove your floor sealer with floor strippers, otherwise, you may be wasting a lot of money and effort for nothing.

3: What do you want your floor to look like when it’s done?

It would be disappointing to put in a lot of effort and miss a step resulting in a floor that looks different than what you had in mind. Our Tucson climate requires us to use certain products and maintain our floors differently than those on the east coast.

So, why is all of that important?

Not knowing what is on your floor makes it very difficult to pick a product to strip your floor. Water-based floor strippers will not remove an oil-based sealer, epoxy, or other tough coatings. Some products can be very effective at stripping what is on your floor but can also be harmful to the floor itself. It is vital that you know all of these things BEFORE beginning a floor project.

The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Industrial Chemical of Arizona can make this process super easy for you. You could watch hours of YouTube tutorials, and walk the aisles of the big box store while seeking advice from someone who also works in the garden department or…

You can come to the place where the pros come in for advice. This is what we do!

Give us a call, tell us your next project and what you want your floor to look like. We can point you in the right direction. Before visiting our store, take some pictures of your floor with your phone. This helps us narrow down and select the right floor strippers and equipment you need to get the look you’re imagining.

When shopping for floor strippers in Tucson… your search should start with Industrial Chemical of Arizona.

Water Based Stripper


This aggressive, high-active formula is the most powerful water-based stripper we carry to remove even the toughest finishes. Formulated to cut through multiple layers or highly burnished areas. Perfect for stripping saltillo, polished concrete, VCT, and has a low foam formula so it can be used in auto scrubbers.

Solvent Based Stripper

All Strip

All Strip is a super powerful, multi-purpose coating remover for most painted, varnished, lacquered, and high-performance industrial coatings. Works well on Saltillo, brick, garage floors, wood, and metals including aluminum, plaster, and masonry. The thick, gelatinous formula stays in place while also having almost no odor. Sold in gallons or in pails of 5 gallons, All Strip is the contractor’s choice when time is limited and a tough coating or sealer needs to be removed the first time using minimal effort.

Sealer/Coating Remover

Sealer & Coating Remover

Sealer & Coating Remover is a non-flammable, multi-purpose stripper formulated to stay wet longer which gives the product time to remove most sealers, epoxy grout haze, urethane coatings, synthetic finishes, adhesives, and paints. It also dissolves deep-set stains and removes heavy grease buildup. Use on natural stone such as granite, limestone, marble, slate, and travertine. You can also use it on other surfaces like ceramic, porcelain, quarry, Saltillo, terra-cotta, cement pavers and masonry surfaces.