Frequently Asked Questions

At Ace-Tex Enterprises, we continually work to deliver our customers the best products and service available. Our web-site allows our customers to find out product and ordering information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We created our FAQ’s page to answer some of the questions our customers have had in the past and to better inform our users on which quality Ace-Tex products might best suit their needs. If you have any further questions or would like to place an order, please call us at 1-800-444-3800 or fill out our quick contact form.


SRW® can be described briefly as a wiper for reducing particulate and electro-static contamination. This neutral surface eliminates issues caused by dirt and airborne particles which results in a nearly flawless surface ready for paint and clear coat- both solvent and water based paint.

Simply put SRW® reduces paint defects caused by static and dirt. It helps prevent surfaces from being charged with static electricity thereby reducing defects such as marring and orange peel due to the adhesion of dust, and eliminating static charges. SRW® significantly increases profit by reducing the need for costly repairs. Some automotive plants have seen over a $700.00 per car savings in paint repairs. That is why SRW® is in such high demand!


Tack cloth is a specialized type of wiping cloth that is treated with a ‘tacky’ material. It is designed to remove loose particles of dust, dirt and lint that would contaminate a surface that is to be painted, coated, laminated, photo-etched, or otherwise finished. Tack cloth is intended to pick-up and hold contaminating particulates without leaving any trace residue from the tack treatment, or lint/fiber from the cloth substrate. For example, tack cloths are most typically used to remove sanding dust from car bodies or wood furniture before these are painted or varnished. Tack cloths have been a common item in painting preparation for more than 100 years, and “tack-off” wiping is still considered essential to many “Class A” finishing processes.


Choosing a paper wiper used to be a simple task. Most factories or shops used to keep a supply of assorted rags to wipe any spills or to clean parts and/or equipment. That has changed drastically over the last few years – there are so many different wipers on the market these days that it is sometimes difficult to know what to pick. Customers can now choose between air-laid, spun-laced, scrim and non-woven paper products.  Some industries require “low linting” wipers”, some products are for more abrasive jobs for tough wiping requirements. Some bonding agents react with certain chemicals or cleaners which means they can’t be used in some conditions.  

What is the product application, and where will it be used?

Inexperienced buyers sometimes purchase only one type of product for all their wiping needs, or choose a wiper online without really knowing if that product will work. Choosing the wrong product can cause a problem that is not noticed until a paint finish is marred or has orange peeling which in the long-run can be very costly. In addition, choosing the cheapest product can sometimes be far more costly than purchasing a more expensive paper when you factor in size, pieces per case, roll lengths and widths, and/or how many rolls per case and how well it gets the job done.

How absorbent and strong is the wiper– what about when it is wet?

Paper wipers that have a high absorbency rate will be more cost effective and efficient because less paper is required.

How are these wipers going to be dispensed?

Do we need permanent fixtures, or are they pop-up boxes that can be used as stand alone wipers?

What is the wiper being used for?

Is it for surface preparation, is it for heavy duty wiping, is it for polishing, or is it needed in a cleanroom environment? How much is needed and how often will it have to be ordered? Whatever the use-the actual equipment and purpose needs to be determined prior to purchasing any paper wiper.  Choosing the right wiper right from the start will help to reduce waste of material and of time. Using the wrong wiper can result in the use of 2 or 3 times as many wipers as really needed – and the additional time lost because of using the wrong wiper can add up to a substantial amount of time. 

Customers are becoming more knowledgeable about paper wipers all the time – they are researching their needs and asking more questions before they buy. Our Ace-Tex customer representatives can help you make the right decisions before you buy. Give us a call and we will assist you in deciding what wiper best meets your needs.

“It is unwise to pay to too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money…that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because what you bought was incapable of doing what it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot…it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.”
John Ruskin


The answer to this is no. Each of our cloth or paper products performs a very specific function. While many of our products can be used to do other jobs as well, we suggest consulting your sales representative on how to choose which wiper will best maximize your time in the workplace.


Steel Furniture Manufacturers:
  • New Knits and Mill-ends
  • New Washed White Knits new white T-shirt material, washed and sanitized
  • DHK 100% cotton heavy knit, high quality polishing cloth
  • Cotton and Washed Cheesecloth texture is great for wiping excess glue off the edges of laminates
  • New Bleached Knit low-lint solvent wiper
Wood Furniture Manufacturers:
  • New Washed White Knits new white T-shirt, works as a great stain applicator
  • New Turkish Towels Strips new white material, good for blotting and staining
  • Tackcloth prepares surface for staining
Tool & Die Shops:
  • Fleece Sweatshirts medium-weight disposable cotton shop towel
  • Flannel light-weight disposable cotton shop towel
  • 39215 flat packed, nylon reinforced disposable paper towel
  • 39314 ¼ fold white disposable paper towel
Industrial Steel Fabricators:
  • Flannel light-weight disposable cotton shop towel
  • 4035 disposable paper towel, made for absorbing oil
  • Used Turkish Toweling heavy cotton material, good for heavy oils, very absorbent
Plastics Industry:
  • Washed White T-Shirts lightweight & absorbent, available in new millends and recycled material
  • Washed Colored T-Shirts lightweight & absorbent, available in new millends and recycle material
Painting Facilities:
  • Tackcloth prepares the surface before painting, a lint-free tackcloths is available for steel and plastic
  • T-99 Circular Lint-Free designed as a sealer deck wiper & solvent wiper
  • GE2020 great multiple purpose lint-free wiper


We package our wiping cloths in 5lb, 10lb, 25lb or 50lb boxes or 10lb or 25lb packagingcompressed polybricks depending on the product.  Polybricks eliminate the need to dispose of all that cardboard, take up far less space and protect your product in or near wet areas.  Polybricks can be opened two different ways and make it easy to pull one rag at a time.  The video below shows how simple they are to open and use.


Ace-Tex has local carriers available – our trucking service will take any orders over four boxes; four boxes or less we use the least expensive carrier available.  We would be happy to ship using your UPS or Fed-Ex number or favorite LTL carrier.  When you place an order, just let us know which shipping method/carrier you prefer.

We can supply you with large bulk orders on any of our cleaning rags or industrial cleaning cloths. Our entire inventory is not on this web site, so if there is a specific rag, wiping cloth or towel that you are looking for, please contact us. We ship from warehouses throughout the USA. We believe in offering quality wiping cloths to our customers at affordable prices along with excellent customer service. Open to the public. Prices may change without notice.