Ulano Screen Making Products

Ghost, Haze & Stain Remover

Most plastisol ink stains don't need a strong caustic designed to break down inks that dry in the mesh.
Try our All Purpose Ink Wash for plastisol stains.

Walk Away Haze Remover - Let it dry on the mesh + No Hazardous Shipping Fees!

Gel is better for getting into the tight areas of the mesh

Product Fact Sheet Tech Data Sheet MSDS
INK STAIN AND STENCIL RESIDUE HAZE REMOVER; CONTAINS NO VOCs

Walk Away Haze Remover is a thick liquid gel formulated to react with stains as it dries on the mesh. It can be applied and left to work on your stains for a period of hours, or overnight. This dwell time will not harm polyester, nylon, or stainless steel mesh, but will damage metalized (nickel-coated) polyester. After initial drying, if additional reaction time is required, Walk Away Haze Remover can be reactivated by rewetting it with All-Purpose Ink Wash.


INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: REMOVE THE STENCIL AND DRY THE SCREEN
Remove the stencil with a commercial stencil remover and power spray. Dry the screen thoroughly.

Step 2: APPLY WALK AWAY HAZE REMOVER TO THE SCREEN
Apply Walk Away Haze Remover to the mesh with a stainless steel coating trough. (Walk Away Haze Remover reacts with aluminum.) Walk Away Haze Remover can also be applied with a plastic card, a rag, or a sponge, as long as it fills the mesh openings and is layered on the surface of the mesh. To avoid contamination, discard any excess Walk Away Haze Remover rather than put it back in the container.

Step 3: DRY WALK AWAY HAZE REMOVER COMPLETELY
Walk Away Haze Remover reacts with ink stains and stencil residues during its drying, so let it dry completely so that it reacts completely. When dry, Walk Away Haze Remover assumes a crystalline appearance and turns white. Drying time can be accelerated with a fan or in a commercial drying unit.

Step 4: RINSE WALK AWAY HAZE REMOVER OFF THE SCREEN WITH WATER
Walk Away Haze Remover works best if it is removed from the screen first with a high pressure water spray (contrary to the procedure with most screen chemicals, which should be flushed away with low pressure first, to avoid high-pressure splashbacks). Obviously, then, eyes and skin protection are essential.

OPTIONAL REACTIVATING TREATMENT
The procedures outlined above will remove virtually all ink stains and stencil residues. If haze and ghost images persist, however, it is possible to reactivate Walk Away Haze Remover by rewetting it-not with water, but with All-Purpose Ink Wash. Brush All-Purpose Ink Wash thoroughly on both sides of the mesh to re-wet Walk Away Haze Remover. Flush with low pressure water, followed by a high-pressure power spray.

CAUTION
Avoid contact with eyes and skin; wear gloves, goggles, and protective clothing when using Walk Away Haze Remover. Work in a well ventilated area; do not breathe the fumes; note exposure limits and wear respiratory protection if they are exceeded. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

PRODUCT DATA
Flash point: not applicable VOCs: none Vapor pressure: not applicable
HMIS rating: Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 1
TLV: 1.5 mg./m3 sodium hypochlorite; 1 mg/m3 ceiling sodium hydroxide
Color: clear to cloudy light yellow
Shelf life: 6 months at 68ºF (20ºC)
Disposal: Walk Away Haze Remover can generally be washed down drains and is biodegradable in adapted waste-water treatment facilities, but this should be verified with a review of the Material Safety Data Sheet with local authorities.

    AVAILABILITY
  • QWAHR 1 quart (0.946 liters) 12 per case
  • GWAHR 1 gallon (3.785 liters) 4 per case
  • 5GWAHR 5 gallons (18.927 liters)
  • 50GWAHR 50 gallons (189.25 liters)

Fast Acting Haze Remover - Americas Distribution

Product Fact Sheet Tech Data Sheet MSDS

Gel is better for getting into the tight areas of the mesh FAST-ACTING HAZE INK STAIN, HAZE AND STENCIL RESIDUE REMOVER
Fast-Acting Haze Remover Gel is a solvent-based ink stain and stencil residue haze remover for manual use.
INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: REMOVE INK AND STENCIL

Remove ink with the proper ink solvent, as recommended by the ink manufacturer. Remove the stencil with a commercial stencil remover. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Step 2: APPLY FAST-ACTING HAZE REMOVER GEL
Brush Fast-Acting Haze Remover Gel vigorously on both sides of the mesh. Wait no more than 5 - 10 minutes before rinsing or it could damage your mesh. Never let it dry on the mesh.

Step 3: RINSE THE SCREEN
To prevent chemical splashbacks, flush the screen thoroughly with low pressure water, then use a commercial power spray unit to remove ink stains and stencil residues. CAUTION

Avoid contact with eyes and skin; wear gloves, goggles, and protective clothing when using Fast-Acting Haze Remover Gel. Work in a well ventilated area; do not breathe the fumes; note exposure limits and wear respiratory protection if they are exceeded. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

PRODUCT DATA
Flash point: >200º F.
Vapor pressure: <0.1 mm. mercury at 20º C.
VOCs: 3.85 pounds/gallon (462 grams/liter)
TLV: 2 mg./m3 ceiling sodium hydroxide
HMIS ratings: Health: 2
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0
Color: pale yellow - milky white
Shelf life: 1 year at 68º F. (20º C.)
Disposal: Fast Acting Haze Remover Gel can generally be washed down drains and is biodegradable in adapted waste-water treatment facilities, but this should be verified with a review of the Material Safety Data Sheet with local authorities.
    AVAILABILITY
  • QFAHR 1 quart (0.946 liters) 12 per case
  • GFAHR 1 gallon (3.785 liters) 4 per case
  • 5GFAHR 5 gallons (18.927 liters)
  • 50GFAHR 50 gallons (189.25 liters)

Haze Remover Paste No. 78

MSDS

An ink haze and stencil residue remover that is effective on most inks and emulsions. The efficiency depends on the age of the dried-in ink. Haze Remover Paste No. 78 does etch mesh surfaces.

To avoid premature rupture of your mesh, (especially worn or fine mesh), it is best to limit the application time to as short as necessary and never more than 10 minutes. Wear goggles and gloves.

Follow instructions carefully to avoid damaging mesh. Recommended for use with all Ulano Stencil systems on all mesh except natural silk and metalized polyester. For industrial use only. Very low alkaline content.


Instructions

Power wash after rinsing most of the haze remover from the mesh
  • Remove ink and stencil as usual and allow the mesh to dry.
  • Stir the Haze Remover Paste No. 78 thoroughly.
  • Results can be improved if the mesh is treated with the solvent of the ink before the paste is applied.
  • Water on the screen or brush dilutes the action of the chemical.
  • Brush the paste briskly on both sides of the dry screen with a dry, long bristle nylon brush.
  • Haze Remover Paste No. 78 does etch mesh surfaces. To avoid premature rupture of the mesh, especially worn or fine mesh, it is best to limit the application time to as short as necessary.
  • Let the screen stand for no more than ten minutes or the paste can damage the mesh.
  • Never let No. 78 dry on the mesh.
  • Rinse with a gentle spray to avoid splashing the chemical, then a power spray from both sides.

Health & Safety Information

Haze Remover Paste No. 78 is for industrial use only. Use adequate ventilation. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and clothing. Haze Remover Paste No. 78 is combustible: do not use near heat or open flame. It is corrosive and contains caustic soda, causing severe burns on contact. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Flush spills immediately with water mixed with equal parts of vinegar. Wear rubber gloves, goggles (or preferably a plastic face mask), and a plastic or rubber apron.

First Aid: Eyes - Flush immediately with water for at least 20 minutes.
External - Flood exposed area with water for at least 15 minutes. Wash with a solution of equal parts vinegar and water.
Internal - Drink large quantities of water or milk followed by citrus juice or diluted vinegar. Do not induce vomiting. CALL A PHYSICIAN AT ONCE.

    AVAILABILITY
  • 1KHRP78 1 kilo 2.2 LBS. 12 per case 46 LBS.
  • 5KHRP78 5 kilos 11 LBS. 4 per case 46 LBS
  • 25KHRP78 25 kilos 55 LBS.

ACTIGHOST RAPID™ - Acti Ghost (Europe Only)

A HIGHLY VISCOUS, BIODEGRADABLE SOLVENT-BASED SCREEN CLEANER AND ALKALINE ACTIVATOR

Actighost Rapid is a highly viscous alkaline ghost image, ink residue, and emulsion residue remover formulated with biodegradable solvents. It is intended for use following normal stencil removal procedures. Actighost Rapid is virtually odor free and has a high flash point. Because of its high viscosity, Actighost Rapid can be used on coarse mesh and applied with a coating trough. In normal use, Actighost Rapid is sufficiently diluted with water so that it can be flushed harmlessly down the drain and into biological sewage treatment facilities.

INSTRUCTIONS
For Use As A Screen Cleaner
Step 1: STIR AND APPLY ACTIGHOST RAPID

Wear gloves, goggles, and protective clothing. Stir Actighost Rapid briefly, so that the ingredients are homogenized. Pour Actighost Rapid into a stainless steel coating trough and apply it onto the screen mesh from both sides. The mesh should be slightly damp or (preferably) dry.

Step 2: WAIT WHILE ACTIGHOST RAPID REACTS WITH mesh CONTAMINANTS Allow 2 - 5 minutes of dwell time.

Step 3: REMOVE ACTIGHOST RAPID WITH WATER Rinse Actighost Rapid thoroughly from the screen with a gentle spray of water, then wash the mesh with a commercial, high-pressure power spray unit.

For Use As An Activator To Remove Ghost Images Step 1: STIR AND APPLY OXIDIZING AGENT AND ACTIGHOST RAPID Wear gloves, goggles, and protective clothing. Work in a well ventilated area. Apply an oxidizing agent to the screen and allow it to dry. After the required dwell time, apply Actighost Rapid on both sides of the mesh with a stainless steel coating trough.

Step 2: WAIT BRIEFLY Allow a short dwell time.

Step 3: REMOVE OXIDIZING AGENT AND ACTIGHOST RAPID WITH WATER Rinse the oxidizing agent and Actighost Rapid thoroughly from the screen with a gentle spray of water, then wash the mesh with a commercial, high-pressure power spray unit.

CAUTION
Actighost Rapid reacts with frame adhesives, so it should not be used the on bonding areas of rigid frames.

Polyester mesh becomes more vulnerable to damage from Actighost Rapid the finer the mesh that is used, the longer the dwell time, the higher the ambient temperature, or the more the mesh has been used (or damaged). We recommend the testing of Actighost Rapid before its adopted in a shop, and Ulano will not assume responsibility for torn mesh.

Actighost Rapid is corrosive. In case of contact with the eyes, flush them liberally with water and see a doctor. PRODUCT DATA Color: brown to beige Flash point: ? 80º Celsius Density (20º C.): ? 1.17 gm./cubic cm. Storage: 9 months, tightly closed in the original container at 20 - 25º Celsius. After longer storage, especially at low temperatures, the viscosity of Actighost Rapid can increase and it may separate. A brief, vigorous stirring will homogenize the ingredients and lower the viscosity to its original cps.

Ghost Remover

Ready-to-use liquid for removing diazo ghost images and light pigment stains.

Ghost Remover is a bleaching agent for removing diazo stains and ink stains. It can be used alone for diazo stains or in combination with Ghost Remover Activator for ink pigment stains.

For stencil haze or residue, use Haze Remover Paste No. 78. Ghost Remover can be used for reclaiming gelatin-based stencils. Ghost Remover can be used safely on polyester mesh. Nylon mesh should not be subjected to the action of Ulano Ghost Remover for more than 1 hour. Ghost Remover is not recommended for metalized polyester mesh.

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove inks completely with the proper solvent. Reclaim the stencil with Stencil Remover Liquid No. 4 or Stencil Remover Paste No. 5. s Rinse thoroughly. Dry the screen. Apply Ghost Remover to both sides of the screen with a coater or brush. Dispose of any excess Ghost Remover left in the coating trough; do not pour it back into the container. Let the Ghost Remover dry and crystallize on the screen. On polyester mesh Ghost Remover can be safely left on the screen for several hours or overnight. For diazo ghost images, it is sufficient to rewet and rinse the screen with water, then follow up with strong water flow.

To remove ink stains, Ghost Remover should be rewetted with Ghost Remover Activator. Before the Ghost Remover is washed off the screen, brush Ghost Remover Activator on top of dried Ghost Remover on both sides of the screen. Let the mixture react for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. Follow up with a pressure washer, if needed.


Ulano Ghost Remover and Ghost Remover Activator, which are used in combination to remove diazo, ink, and emulsion stains from polyester mesh.  Ghost Remover should be applied to both sides of decoated, dry mesh with a emulsion trough.  Allow a reaction time of 5 hours (minimum), during which Ghost Remover will dry and turn chalk-like.  Brush both sides of the screen with Ghost Remover Activator, rinse thoroughly with water, then (wearing gloves and safety goggles) remove any remaining residue with a commercial power spray.


PRODUCT FEATURES:
Color: yellowish green -

~750cps

pH: ~13

HEALTH HAZARDS: Ghost Remover is for industrial use only and should be used in well ventilated areas.

PROTECTION: Avoid eye and skin contact and prolonged breathing of fumes. Wear rubber gloves, goggles and rubber apron during use. Avoid contact with acids or peroxide compounds. Please follow further information given in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

STORAGE: year (at 20-25ºC in original containers). Keep from direct sunlight, store in the dark, cool place. At about –5ºC Ghost Remover becomes milky. After warming up to room temperature, the product becomes clear again.

Ghost Remover QGR 1 Qt. (949 cc.) 12 32 LBS.
    GGR 1 Gal. (3.785 liters) 4 42 LBS.

Ghost Remover Activator

Water emulsified solvent-based activator for use with Ghost Remover


Ghost Remover Activator is a water emulsified solvent-based activator. In combination with Ghost Remover, it is especially suitable for removal of ghost images and ink residues.

For stencil haze or residue, use Haze Remover Paste No. 78.

Ghost Remover Activator is a very user-friendly product with a high flash point, very mild odor, and a viscosity that makes the product easy to use. It is economical and usable on a wide variety of mesh counts, including very coarse.

Ghost Remover Activator is free from aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Entrapped solvents can be eliminated in adapted biological sewage plants.

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the ink completely with the proper solvent. Reclaim the stencil with Stencil Remover Liquid No. 4 or Stencil Remover Paste No. 5.

Rinse thoroughly. Dry the screen.

Apply Ghost Remover to both sides of the screen with a scoop coater or brush. Dispose of any excess Ghost Remover left in the coating trough; do not pour it back into the container.

Let the Ghost Remover dry and crystallize on polyester, nylon or stainless mesh.

Ghost Remover can be left on the screen safely for several hours or overnight.

Rewet Ghost Remover with Ghost Remover Activator: before the Ghost Remover is washed off the screen, brush Ghost Remover Activator on top of dried Ghost Remover on both sides of the screen.

Let the mixture react for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. Follow up with a pressure washer, if needed.

Technical information

PRODUCT FEATURES: Color: colorless

Flash point: ~ +80ºC

Viscosity: ~200cps

pH: ~13

HEALTH HAZARDS: Ghost Remover Activator is for industrial use only and should be used in well ventilated areas.

PROTECTION: Avoid eye and skin contact.

Ghost Remover Activator can be eliminated through biological decomposition in sewage plants. With appropriate treatment, no disturbance of activated sludge is to be expected. Production wastewater cannot be dumped into open water systems without prior pretreatment.

Please follow further information given in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

STORAGE: 1 year (at 20-25ºC).

Ghost Remover Activator QGRA 1 Qt. (949 cc.) 12 32 LBS.
  GGRA 1 Gal. (3.785 liters) 4 42 LBS.