Frequently Asked Questions

MaxxStrip FAQs

What is MaxxStrip?

MaxxStrip is a mineral also known as Kieserite, and comes from mines in Germany. It is classified as a soft abrasive with a Mohs hardness of 3.5. Similar to baking soda, it is water soluble and extremely eco-friendly. MaxxStrip has a PH of 7.0 and is considered landscape-friendly.

I’ve never heard of MaxxStrip, is it commonly used?

MaxxStrip has been around for well over a decade, and was originally used as a fertilizer in Europe. This product has been used on several very large projects in the last 12 months including a 1.2 million square ft. building complex and a 5 city block bridge. In both cases the product was chosen for its environmentally friendly characteristics and neutral PH. Please click here to learn more.

Do I need special blasting equipment to use MaxxStrip?

Since MaxxStrip is water soluble, very dry air is needed. It is not recommended to use this product without advanced air drying equipment.

Is it dusty?

All abrasives are “dusty”; however MaxxStrip is usually blasted wet. This virtually eliminates any dust, making it possible to use in busy urban environments.

Is there anything I need to know about MaxxStrip’s solubility in water?

HOT water is needed to dissolve MaxxStrip and is very similar in concept as trying to dissolve sugar in cold tea vs. hot tea.