Water-Soluble Cleaner

a.b.e.®  super brush cleaner is a water-rinseable solvent/ detergent mixture.

a.b.e.® super brush cleaner can be used for removing most types of wet coating from brushes, rollers, mixing tools and other application equipment. It will also remove hardened bituminous, alkyd, acrylic, chlorinated rubber and vinyl coating from equipment.

Note: It will not dissolve cured epoxy, polyurethane or other chemically cured materials.

  • Water rinseable.
  • Economic cleaner.
  • Reduces cost of new brushes.

a.b.e.® super brush cleaner is packed ready to use and should be used straight from the container.


Use copious amounts as required.


To clean brushes dip them into the a.b.e.® super brush cleaner, working the bristles well to achieve full wetting. Allow to stand a few moments, shake out well and then wash with soap and water. Repeat if necessary.

a.b.e.® super brush cleaner can be used to remove oil and grease deposits from floors. Remove as much contamination as possible by scraping.

Flood the area with a.b.e.® super brush cleaner (about 0,5 L/m•) and allow to stand while the contaminant is dissolved. Flush off with clean water. If not sufficiently clean, repeat. If the contaminant has penetrated deeply, cover the area with sawdust saturated in a.b.e.® super brush cleaner.

This confines the a.b.e.® super brush cleaner to exactly where it is needed and also slows up evaporation. Sweep up sawdust and wash off residues with a hose. Always wash until all traces of detergent are removed. a.b.e.® super brush cleaner can be used to degrease metal surfaces prior to painting. Using clean cloths, wipe the surface with a.b.e.® super brush cleaner and then wash with clean water. Repeat until the surface is uncontaminated. Finally wash until all traces of detergent are removed. Allow to dry before commencing any mechanical preparation.

Typical Physical Properties

Consistency: Low Viscosity Liquid

Colour: Blue

Solven: Water Rinseable

a.b.e.® super brush cleaner can be made into a paste by mixing with a proprietary abrasive cleaner. This paste, when applied by means of a proprietary abrasive pad, will remove white rust and white rust inhibiting compounds from galvanised sheeting prior to painting.

a.b.e.® super brush cleaner can be used to clean engines and other machinery. Using a brush, paint all oily areas with a.b.e.® super brush cleaner. Leave a few moments and hose off with clean water. Do not allow a.b.e.® super brush cleaner to come into contact with rubber hoses, pipes and other similar items and surfaces.

a.b.e.® super brush cleaner can be used to remove stubborn spots of epoxy and similar materials from the skin. Moisten a cloth with a little cleaner. Rub onto the affected spots and wash thoroughly with soap and water. This treatment is not recommended except for emergency use as it removes natural skin oils.

Temperature and Relative Humidity

Application temperature: 0°C to 40°C.

Model Specification

Water-soluble cleaner for uncured epoxy, paint, bitumen, polysulphide and polyurethane sealants.

The cleaner will be a.b.e.® super brush cleaner, a one-component, water-rinseable, detergent compound applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.®.


a.b.e.® super brush cleaner is supplied in 1L, 5L and 25L containers.

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

Health & Safety

a.b.e.® super brush cleaner contains a blend of organic solvents. It is highly flammable and all the following points should be borne in mind:

Fire: Flammable! 

  • Flashback along vapour trail may occur.
  • Vapour may explode if ignited in enclosed areas.
  • Extinguish fire with foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
  • Water may be ineffective on fire.

Exposure to vapour 

  • Irritating to eyes, nose and throat.
  • If inhaled, will cause headache, difficult breathing or loss of consciousness.
  • If breathing has stopped, move victim to fresh air and give artificial respiration.
  • If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

Exposure to liquid 

  • Irritating to skin and eyes.
  • If swallowed, will cause nausea, vomiting or loss of consciousness.
  • Flush affected areas with plenty of water. If in eyes, hold eyelids open and flush with plenty of water.
  • If swallowed and victim is conscious, have victim drink water or milk.
  • Do not induce vomiting.
  • Call for immediate medical aid. 


a.b.e.® super brush cleaner may leak out and stain certain dyes contained in clothing, carpets and other materials.

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned.

Whilst a.b.e.® endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by the company.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.