Torstrip™ WBS Water-Based Stripping System


Torstrip™ WBS is used to remove existing multi-layered paint from walls and ceilings.
It is also highly efficient in removing textured coatings (such as artex) and is often used as part of an asbestos removal process (to be undertaken by licensed contractors only). Our product is the safest, most effective, environmentally friendly, water-based multi-layered paint and varnish remover available.



• Removes multi layered existing coatings
• Removes textured coatings
• Water-based
• Non-toxic
• Fast and effective
• Non hazardous
• Low odour
• Non flammable
• Requires no mechanical extraction
• Apply by brush or airless spray

Frequently Asked Questions

Torstrip™ WBS is free from chlorinated hydrocarbons or other VOCs, and is not classified as hazardous under CHIP regulation. It provides users with a viable option in areas where conventional solvent based stripping is not possible due to concerns regarding solvent odours.

The performance of Torstrip™ WBS depends just as much on the application, as the product itself. To help achieve the best results we are keen to ensure all works are carried out to the highest standards.

We have a network of Contractors, trained in the use of Torstrip™ WBS and supported by our National team of Technical Business Managers who are able to offer advice on products, technical knowledge and assistance.

A technical telephone helpline is also available to answer queries on 0191 410 6611.

Torstrip™ WBS is recommended for use in removing unwanted or failing coatings on all internal hard or impervious painted surfaces.

Typical areas include:

  • Textured ceiling coatings as part of asbestos removal process (to be undertaken by licensed contractors only).
  • Painted Walls and ceilings in the Communal Areas and staircases of social Housing blocks

NB: We do not recommend Torstrip™ WBS for removal of coatings over plasterboard (particularly paper-faced product) or other surfaces that may be softened or affected by a water-based product. The product will also soften and damage plastic surfaces – contact should be avoided with these surfaces.

  • Unrivalled expertise and knowledge.
  • Nationwide team of area managers / technical personnel.
  • Free site survey.
  • Free specification service (also available on NBS+).
  • On-site technical back-up on live projects.
  • RIBA CPD seminar ‘Understanding the control of rapid flame spread in building refurbishment’ available.
  • Comprehensive guarantees available.

Tor Coatings’ national team of Area Business Managers is supported by a dedicated customer services team, a team of experienced paint chemists and a dedicated technical help desk. Call 0191 411 3148 for assistance from our helpdesk or visit to find out more.

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