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BEHR Premium

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1-gal. Wood Stain and Finish Stripper

$19.96 /each

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Product Overview

The Behr Premium Wood Stain and Finish Stripper is a cleaner specifically formulated to remove existing oil and latex coatings. This effective product strips away sealers, water proofers and 100% acrylic stains and finishes. Perfect for wood decks, siding and shingles.

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  • Covers up to 150 sq. ft.
  • V.O.C. (C.O.V.) less than 4.2 WT. %
  • Biodegradable with easy water clean-up
  • Rinse required after use

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Product Size (oz.) 
128.0 

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Biodegradable 
Yes 
Concentrated 
Yes 
Flammable 
No 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Outdoor 
Odorless 
No 
Paint Product Type 
Paint Thinners and Strippers 
Paint/stain stripper 
Yes 
Product Form 
Liquid 
Product dispenser type 
Plastic Bottle 
Returnable 
Non-Returnable 
Solvent type 
Glycol Ether 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Warranty 

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This product (#64) is a "stripper". does that mean that I will essrntially be stripping off the old paint?

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SE Michigan
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June 3, 2016
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This stripper is for latex semi transparent and transparent stains only. It will not remove paint. There are other products used to remove paint which are caustic and dangerous.
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March 9, 2016
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Yes this is a chemical stripper and will damage any paint it comes into contact with. You need to wear protective gear when using (Goggles, respirator and gloves)
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Lake Stevens, WA
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September 30, 2015
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Yes, it will emulsify the old finish and allow it to be washed away. Use the All-In-One wood cleaner to neutralize as a second step for best preparation for next finish.
Be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves are a minimum!!
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Long Island, New York
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May 19, 2015
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Yes. It worked for me. You will need to pressure wash after the product had time to soften the finish. It still requires some effort. Took me 4 hours to do a 16x16 foot deck. don't expect to wash the stain off with a garden hose, pressure washer and time will do the trick.
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Eatontown, NJ
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May 18, 2015
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No, it is a stain stripper. You will be stripping off old stain and not old paint. I have some paint on my deck and it didn't budge, but it wasn't expected to come off.
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Wapwallopen PA
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May 8, 2015
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this product is for removing stain. The directions for this product do not state that it removes paint. I would purchase a product that specifically states that it strips paint. When you strip paint, the paint will 'bubbly up' and lift and you will need to scrap it off with a paint scraper, this product does not do that.
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Atlanta
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December 18, 2014
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yepper!
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Cleveland, OH
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June 5, 2014
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That is the intention of the product. I have found it to be ineffective and time consuming.
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October 28, 2013
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Dear Anonymous,
BEHR Premium Wood Stain & Finish Stripper will remove existing oil & latex coatings. Please follow all label instructions.
Thank you for your inquiry.
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Must product/stripper be neutarlized before re-sealing?

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May 30, 2014
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Indiana
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July 7, 2016
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Yes, directions say you should use the Behr Deck Cleaner after using this product to neutralize, otherwise I don't think stain/sealer would adhere to the wood.
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Lake Stevens, WA
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September 30, 2015
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It is highly recommended and much less costly. The All-in-one wood cleaner gets dilluted with water 1:1 and cost about half what the stripper does.
The wood finish if visibly better after neutralizing.
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Olympia, WA
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August 10, 2015
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Yes, you need to follow up with the wood cleaner product prior to sealing.
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June 11, 2015
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You must follow stripper with cleaner/brightener to neutralize and lighten the wood
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April 15, 2015
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No. Just rinse the wood thoroughly. Use a pressure washer if you can. Even a small electric one is better than the garden hose.
I know they want you to follow up with the cleaner.whitener product they sell. I tried it with and without the whitener and could not see a difference.
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Packer Country
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October 9, 2014
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Yes. Wood Brightener is your friend.
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June 2, 2014
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Dear Miffer,
Remove the previous coating using a product such as BEHR Premium Wood Stain & Finish Stripper followed by BEHR Premium All-In-One Wood Cleaner to clean, brighten and neutralize the wood prior to recoating. Please follow all label instructions.
Thank You
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May 30, 2014
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If you are referring to having to mix it, or neutralizing it as you say, no you don't have to do anything to it other than apply it directly over the decking.
Make sure it is rinsed completely off all surfaces where it was applied, so your sealer/stain can go successfully over the just cleaned decking.
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Is it harmful to the vegetation growing around the deck, including the grass?

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Fayetteville, NC
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August 5, 2014
I need to remove an acrylic stain on my deck. The deck is surrounded by plants and grass. Will the vegatation be harmed by this product?
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Lake Stevens, WA
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September 30, 2015
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I have not an issue with my grass or plants dying from this product, be sure to rinse well and rinse your ground area as well. From my experience this worked.
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Olympia, WA
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August 10, 2015
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Yes, product label recommends pre-watering all plants nearby and covering them with plastic to protect them.
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Flushing, MI
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August 2, 2015
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Yes, directions say to spray down vegetation prior, or cover with tarp.
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June 11, 2015
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You will be using tons of water to wash this off. Once you dilute it with water it wont damage the vegetation. I sprayed it directly on some shrubs and they are okay. This stripper is a powerful alkaline, the follow up cleaner is acid. Once you use both they balance each other out.
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Richmond, VA
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April 25, 2015
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Yes. Cover plants or wet them well before you start. Rinse them afterward.
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December 18, 2014
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Not in my experience.
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August 6, 2014
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Dear Anonymous,
We recommend that you dampen nearby foliage/vegetation with water and cover with a plastic drop cloth before using our BEHR Premium Wood Stain & Finish Stripper. Please be sure to follow all label instructions.
Thank you and good luck with your project!
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If wind blows some product on edible peppers, can the peppers be eaten? Washed to avoid toxicity?

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September 10, 2013
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Lake Stevens, WA
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September 30, 2015
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I would not recommend eating them. I am not a scientist or doctor, however this stuff eats deck finish (and skin if not wearing gloves) so better safe than very very sorry.
Safety first :D
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June 11, 2015
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You should cover any edible vegetation in the vicinity before use. I would not chance eating the peppers once they have come into contact.
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The stuff is highly caustic. Contains sodium hydroxide. I would cover valuable plants with a tarp or plastic. But if you were to rinse it off right away, it would probably not hurt the pepper
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December 18, 2014
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makes 'em spicier especially if you don't wash them before eatin"
If you see the skin of the pepper peeling off, the acid is working. Wash it off.
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September 12, 2013
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Dear pjm,
From a technical stand point, thoroughly washing the peppers will ensure any residue from the stripper or stain is removed and the peppers are safe to consume.
If any of the peppers appear to be damaged (discolored or burned by the corrosive stripper) disposal is recommended.
Thank you for your inquiry.
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Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 116 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WORKS GREAT! Just follow the directions I don't understand how this has gotten so many low reviews. I used it today and it was PERFECT! We needed to remove semi-transparent stain from our cedar deck railings and spindles. Bought this product along with a small 3 inch roller to apply. Before applying I MISTED the deck with water - just lightly misted, not soaked. Shook product very well and poured into a small paint pan. Wearing gloves and working in small sections of the railings, I rolled this product generously onto the deck rails and spindles and let it sit for at least 10-15 minutes after done applying. Then I used a small work broom with stiff bristles to lightly rub the rails and the stain started coming off in a gloppy mess. Using just a hose on "stream" setting, I sprayed off the product along with all the stain. It literally just washed off the wood. Rinsed until water was clear. Other reviewers must not be doing something right, because this was so EASY and IT REALLY WORKED!! The hardest part is just make sure you don't get it on your skin, but if you are careful then that isn't a problem. Will be using the Behr deck cleaner on it tomorrow to make it really clean and will be ready to stain after that. Definitely works - check out before and after photos. July 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by As bad as it seems Trying to remove a worn tinted barn red stain from a structurally intact deck. Followed the directions, 3 applications later and you can see the lack of removal in the pic. Used a stiff bristle brush and a power washer to try and remove the stain. Nada. I doubt this stuff can remove water color paint. April 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Worked well on 1 coat of latex I thought it was going to be just like I saw on Youtube. The smiling guy on Youtube just applied it with a roller, let it sit 15 minutes, hosed it off with a garden hose, applied deck brightener, and voila, he had a new looking deck! Boy was I wrong. I started this project last week, a 12 x 12 deck, and it is taking me forever to finish because I thought this product would help, but I might have been just better off scraping, peeling and sanding it all which is what I had to do anyway. Im a rookie at this type of project, so I watched as many Youtube videos as I could and then went and bought a gallon of this product, a gallon of their wood brightener, and orbital palm sander, some paint rollers and a brush. I applied a little and it didn’t look as thick as it did on youtube, so I shook it some more and then it looked thicker. I had to shake it a lot to get it to thicken up. I then rolled it on with a paint roller, and waited 25 minutes. It was still wet when I tried to remove it with the pressure washer, and it did start to remove the latex paint that was on my deck, but much to my surprise, there was another coat of latex paint under the top coat. The second coat wouldn’t come off, even when I pressure washed it, so I waited 2 days for it to dry, then applied another coat of stripper. (one coat cost me $20 for a gallon, so now Im up to $40). Waited 15 minutes, then pressure washed it off. Now before my eyes I see a third coat of paint. I guess I would recommend that people make sure they are only removing 1 coat of stain or paint, otherwise you will be repeating this process a few times like I had to . Finally, after the 3rd application of stripper, the base coat came off, but the wood is around 15 years old, and I let it go for 3 years without maintaining it so some of the base coat just sunk into the wood and wouldn’t let go no matter what I tried. I think its an oil based paint. The wood isn’t in horrible shape, but I guess trying to completely remove paint from old wood is not possible. I decided to sand the whole deck with my palm sander, and after 3 afternoons, I did it 3 times. First with 40 grit pads, then 60 then 80. I expected to see a beautiful deck, and some of it did come back to look good, but a lot of it still had a lot of base white paint in the wood. This is after 3 coats of stripper, and 3 rounds of sanding. The lesson I am learning is that sometimes no matter how hard you try, its just not going to look the way a new deck would. I started to paint it, and the places that I was able to completely strip and sand look ok. The places that the paint just wouldnt come off look pretty bad because they didn’t blend well, but now I know that letting your deck go too long without painting or staining will decrease your decks lifespan and appearance. My suggestions if you want to use this product: Shake it very well so that it’s a thick paste Use it only on wood that’s less than 3 years old or in very good shape. If paint or stain has deeply permeated your aged wood, this wont help because it wont get into the deeper cracks. Reapply if you have multiple coats of paint or stain Youre going to have to sand if you have older wood, this wont remove everything A pressure washer definitely helped me strip the latex off, I cant see just using a garden hose. It took me 5 times as long to do because of the other coats I had to remove, and my old wood. If my wood was in better shape, it might have taken me much less time and looked a lot better. The pictures are after the first 3 coats of stripper, and the second picture is after 3 rounds of sanding. April 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by It Didn't Work I applied to the solid stain on my deck, which had started to peel. Kept it wet, used a stiff brush, scraper and pressure washer. After 4 or 5 applications, with waiting periods as long as 45 minutes, at best got maybe 1/4 of the old stain off. And this was after a lot of hard scrubbing. Wasted my time and money and ended up with a mess. I wish I'd read the reviews before buying. July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This stuff is outstanding! Followed the directions by doing the work in the shade. Applied the product liberally and kept it damp. Waited about 20 minutes and reapplied another thin coat, keeping it damp as well. After another 15 or 20 minutes I dampened again and scrubbed with a brush. After scrubbing, I hosed it off. In my case, it was not necessary to use a power washer. I stripped a 200 sq. ft. porch in about four hours by working on one half at a time. In no place do I even see a hint of the previous stain. It worked perfectly! July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This worked well for me This worked well for me. I applied it with a roller and kept it wet by misting with a pressure washer (indirect spray). Apply direct to dry wood and mist to keep it wet seemed to be the key. it did take a while to lift the finish. Don't touch it for 30-40 minutes. Then I scrubbed it with a very stiff brush. I found adding more water for brushing helped turn the paint into a mud like consistency. After I scrubbed it all I pressure washed off. It removed 97% of the paint on the deck boards in one treatment. I think it would be very difficult to use on a vertical surface. July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't work-Don't bother I bought this after lots of internet researching, YouTube videos showing the product removing concrete paint from a deck, and still it didn't budge the paint I had. Even tried it several times on a test area with a scrapper and power washer. My deck is approximately 10 years old, with one layer of paint. Didn't even bubble/lift the paint. I have to say an actual paint stripper only lifted about 25% of the paint in the area I tried, so maybe it was the paint product, but im sure this stuff isn't very good either way. The label states, stain and finish remover, and it says it works on latex and oil finishes. Home Depot had no problem letting me return the 4 gallons I bought even though i used about 30% of one of the jugs, so 1 star for that! June 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of time and money I'd give zero stars if it was an option. After applying the product with a roller to my deck, I gave it 45 minutes soak time and misted every 5 minutes, then tried scrubbing and power washing it off. The solid stain on my deck didn't budge. Decided to try again because the jug suggests reapplying to stubborn spots. Repeated the process the following day and got the same result - stain is still not budging. Hoping I can return an empty container for a refund. July 4, 2016
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