Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 75
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bart Worked very well, key is to use it on a cloudy day or shade
Applied the product with a long nap paint roller on a cloudy day, let the material set for approximately 40 minutes, only had to mist once. You could see the stain start to lift off the deck, used a garden hose to rinse, just the pressure from the hose rinsed all the material off along with the stain. Followed the rinse off with hot water and oxi-clean mixed in a bucket and used a stiff brush to scrub the wood for the bleached effect. Deck is 15 x 20 used a gallon and a half of the material.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by homeowner101 Wow..works great!!!
So glad a friend who used this product and loved it recommended it. I can't believe some of the reviews. It was AMAZING! Let me start by saying this is made to remove STAIN, NOT PAINT!!!
I believe many of the reviews that claimed it didn't work were trying to lift paint. nowhere on the container does it mention paint. I used it to remove a transparent stain and weatherproofing from pine deck railings and spindles and it took it down to nearly new wood. I would have been happy to just have it lift a few shades but was amazed at how well it worked. I worked about a 5 foot section at a time (using a paint brush) front and back and left it on about 5 minutes after finishing. took a green nylon scrub pad to sloff it off.(I found the recommended stiff bristle brush splattered too much and was unnecessary) then I used the mist setting on my multi head garden hose (that worked better than the shower or jet setting) close to each piece to rinse it off, again running my gloved hand over each piece to make sure the product was removed. then used the recommended cleaner/brightener to clean it before moving on to the next section. You do have to shake the jug well as it is very thick. I didn't have the jug mixed well and the first section was runny when applied but it worked just as well. it does become kinda slimy looking so you do have to physically touch every part of the wood to make sure the product is all removed, don't rely on just rinsing, but after I used the scrub pad I just ran my gloved hand over each area as I rinsed to make sure it wiped off. it states in the directions not to allow the product to dry on the wood but if you only do a small section at a time it's not a problem. After seeing how well it worked I can only surmise that the one star reviewers who claimed it didn't work were not using it for it's recommended use. I was removing transparent stain not a solid stain (which is like paint). also as one reviewer wrote make sure you use gloves and cover up. It burns like the dickens when it splatters onto your skin! my project is just beginning but after the results I've seen so far it will be well worth it. Check out some before and after pics to see for yourself!
May 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bengales1 Product ruined my beautiful deck
I had a beautiful 5 yr. old deck that needed some work in a just a few areas that I was going to re-apply a transparent stain to. An associate at home depot recommended the behr wood stain and finish stripper to remove the old stain on my railings prior to re-staining. I followed the instructions exactly, but instead of removing any stain, the product just smeared the old stain and left a new white stain that cannot be removed unless I sand it down for several minutes. The only option I have now is to take several weeks sanding down the entire deck railing or using a deckover product to completely cover it. This may be my only option as I cannot get the white stain removed from the corners no matter what I do. Not sure why home depot would carry this product as I have seen several similar complaints online. I would not recommend this product as it may have ruined my deck.
April 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mgm13 2 different kinds/jugs/labels/consistiencies
There are 2 version of this product with different colored containers and different labels. The working version is an opaque, goopy, viscous liquid that worked well, the other version is a transparent, thin liquid that barely worked at all.
I was given both kinds when I picked up my internet order. If I could rate them as separate products I'd give the working version 4 or 5 stars (my first time trying to strip stain from wood, I don't have anything else to compare to) and the non working version 1 star.
May 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SouthernMD Worked for me
Just bought and used out on a redwood stained pine deck. I used 2 bottles and only have some stain on the ends close to the railings. I will the areas I missed when I buy more remover next week to do the railings. I applied with a paint roller attached to a broom handle. It was 80 degrees outside. Maybe that helped.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Forcefan Worked well
I was trying to remove "other" stain that was lifting in places. Put it on with a paint roller. Let it sit about 10 mins. Scrubbed with a shop broom and then power washed. Didn't look this good when the deck was new!
September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rocketman behr stain stripper
This will strip old stain to bare wood if done correctly. It took 3 layers off to bare wood. First shake it like crazy to fully Mix. Second pour it directly on the deck in long lines and spread with a roller. Third only lightly mist as a light resort if it starts to dry. Do not use in the sun. Let stand 45 minutes. Then moderately power wash. I did 3000 ft of deck on my boat house. Looks like and smeels like new wood. You must use a brightener when finished to neuturalize this product. If you do it this way 5 stars. Rick
April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sywatt works well if you follow directions
I use this product to strip off deck stains and paints, before I put new stains on.
I spray the deck with a pressure washer and get it nice and wet, then I put the stripper in a 5 gal bucket and with a stiff deck brush apply the stripper in small areas , about 6x6 feet. Then I have a helper mist that area while I apply to another 6x6. Then I go back and scrub with brush after about 30 mins of dwel time keep the area wet by misting. and apply stripper to new area and keep working back and forth , all alone misting the whole area to keep from drying out. After I have let it sent and then scrub then I just rinse the area away. I keep the whole deck wet until I have done all the deck , then I do a final rinse of the deck starting at the top and rinsing down at least twice to remove all risdue
June 16, 2013