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Transgel Graffiti Remover For Toughest Tags | Long Overnight Dwell Time | Low Temp 20F

TransGel Graffiti Remover is a highly effective, long acting safe and biodegradable paint and graffiti tag remover.  Designed for older, hardened and tough to remove sun baked graffiti from porous masonry and wood surfaces as well as asphalt, unpainted metals and pre-painted steel fencing. TRANSGEL will remove old, hardened graffiti from trains left in yards and thicker spray can applied and acrylic graffiti murals from buildings. TRANSGEL is particularly useful for removing old and hardened white and yellow color spray paint.

Unlike most graffiti removers, TransGel stays moist and remains active for extended time periods, even overnight, working to remove the most stubborn graffiti tags.  Works in all kind of weather conditions, up to 100°F / 38°C and as low as 20°F / -6° C.   Expect considerably slower reaction times in weather below 40° F / 5°C.

Comes in 16 oz and 1 gallon containers in both single and case quantities.

Transgel works well on removing older, baked on spray paints, acrylics, latex, polyurethanes   Not designed to remove lead based or oil based paints.  Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil.

Where is TransGel Graffiti Remover typically used?

  • Walls
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Transit Stations
  • Highway Overpasses
  • Train bridges
  • Fences
  • Concrete & Asphalt Driveways

Why TransGel Graffiti Remover?

  • Fast acting and non-damaging.
  • Works on all building surfaces, from porous cinderblock to smooth paintwork, powdercoat and asphalt.
  • Virtually odorless and non toxic.
  • Gel consistency, stays wetter longer ensuring maximum dwell time in order to dissolve and loosen thicker/older paint.


Varies dependent upon the porosity of the surface, material and the type of paint being removed.

• 150 sq ft per gallon (per three coats on typical graffiti) for concrete
• 80 – 100sq ft per gallon on sandstone, limestone or other soft absorbent surfaces, or on thicker paints where additional coats are required.

TRANSGEL is an ultra safe, thickened paint removal gel made from natural alcohols, and surfactants, designed to crinkle up and dissolve all kinds of paints and rinse away easily.

Color: Clear to yellowish liquid
Odor: Gentle alcohol odor.
PH: ~ 9
Storage: Store in a cold dry place away from heat or flames.
Shelf Life: Approximately 2 years in opened and up to 5 years in unopened container.
Precautions: Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Use protective clothing, eye protection and gloves.


For typical removal jobs on graffiti and other paint, apply thickly and leave for at least 20 minutes dwell time. Longer dwell times may be necessary in some circumstances. Agitate with a stiff nylon brush or scrub pad if the graffiti is very thick. Rinse with high pressure water. Best results are obtained using a hot water pressure washer.

When removing older, multilayered graffiti and acrylic paint, TRANSGEL can be left to work overnight as it will generally not dry out. This should only be done where it is safe to do so. Once the thick layers of graffiti have been removed from porous surfaces using TRANSGEL, the remaining graffiti residue can be removed using BARE BRICK, STONE & MASONRY REMOVER


TIP 1: When rinsing TRANSGEL from wall, the use of a pressure washer will enhance results especially when removing thicker acrylic paints.  For even more dramatic removal results, best option is to use a hot water power washer if one is available.

TIP 2: Transgel can be applied by airless sprayer on larger removal jobs such as murals and train cars.

TIP 3: For some thicker spray graffiti tags you can apply our BARE BRICK STONE & MASONRY REMOVER first, and then apply a coat of TRANSGEL over the top. This can be especially useful to enhance results in colder climates. Leave TRANSGEL on for extended periods in order to crinkle up multilayered paint before rinsing with a pressure washer.

TRANSGEL is very safe to use in comparison with many other paint removal products and does not give off any fumes. Wear gloves and protective glasses to avoid eye and skin contact.

TRANSGEL is a highly effective and ‘green’ paint stripper for thicker / older spray can paints, and even acrylic and latex paint.  As with all paint removal jobs ‘dwell time’ is the most important factor. A pressure washer is always the last thing started. TRANSGEL is not designed to remove all types of coatings, so testing in the initial stages is always advisable.  Not designed to remove lead based or oil based paints.  Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil.

Before commencing any large scale use, always test first in an inconspicuous area. This product is designed to remove all types of markers and stains, and may have an unpredictable or even damaging result on certain man-made or stained surfaces. If necessary wait for surface to dry to ensure perfect results.

TRANSGEL is biodegradable and conforms to all statutory environmental requirements for graffiti removal including VOC limits. Designed to be fast, effective and nondamaging. If necessary, water can be collected using a wet vac and disposed of safely. We believe nothing other than rainwater should enter our precious storm water systems. See SDS for further information.

We warrant that our products are manufactured to strict quality assurance specifications and that the information supplied by us is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Such information supplied about our products is not a representation or a warranty. It is supplied on the condition that you shall make your own tests to determine the suitability of our product for your particular purpose. Any use or application other than recommenced herein is the sole responsibility of the user. Listed physical properties are typical and should not be construed as specifications. NO WARRANTY IS MADE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH OTHER INFORMATION, THE DATA ON WHICH IT IS BASED, OR THE RESULTS YOU WILL OBTAIN FROM ITS USE. N0 WARRANTY IS MADE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, THAT OUR PRODUCT SHALL BE MERCHANTABLE OR THAT OUR PRODUCT SHALL BE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO WARRANTY IS MADE THAT THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION OR OUR PRODUCT WILL NOT INFRINGE UPON ANY PATENT. We shall have no liability for incidental or consequential damages, direct or indirect. Our liability is limited to the net selling price of our product or the replacement of our product, at our option. Acceptance of delivery of our product means that you have accepted the terms of this warranty whether or not purchase orders or other documents state terms that vary from this warranty. No representative is authorized to make any representation or warranty or assume any other liability on our behalf with any sale of our products. Our products contain chemicals that may CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. BEFORE USING, READ THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET AND FOLLOW ALL PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT BODILY HARM.

Cold Weather makes everything work slower including Graffiti Removal.  Here are some tips for working in the cold.  

When winter temperatures sink into the 40°’s and 30°’ or even the 20°’s, graffiti tags take much longer to dissolve. Dwell times (how long you leave the graffiti remover on the tag) need to be 2-3 times longer to achieve the same results, and it’s often helpful to leave the graffiti removal product on much longer than that. It also helps to keep your graffiti removal product indoors prior to use or in your heated vehicle before applying, so they are at or close to room temperature when you’re ready to use them.

As always, quickest removal is using a hot water pressure washer or steam cleaner.  Sometimes you spray a wall down first in order to heat up a section of graffiti before removing it. If you don’t have a hot water power washer, you can fill up a bucket with hot water, leaving your graffiti remover in it so that it warms up before use.  Graffiti Remover is always more effective when it is not cold.

During the winter months you may want to apply Bare Brick Stone & Masonry Graffiti Remover several times and then leave Transgel on over that for hours or overnight. This will keep it wet for much longer and while it’s wet it’s working. Transgel eats through all the thicker bits of graffiti crinkling it up, while Bare Brick penetrates and dissolves it from behind. Of course, pressure washing in freezing conditions is a tricky exercise and we recommend reserving larger projects for the spring if that is an option.

For signs, trucks, trailers, and other Sensitive Surfaces, you may need to leave Sensitive Surface Graffiti Remover on for several minutes before coming back to agitate and wipe away. Sometimes lightly abrading the surface with a soft scourer between coats will help the remover penetrate and begin dissolving it faster.

Good luck and Stay Warm this winter!

Winter Graffiti Tags and Removal