Model # 6401N

Internet #202263937

Store SKU #797620

BEHR Premium 1-gal. Wood Stain and Finish Stripper

BEHR Premium

1-gal. Wood Stain and Finish Stripper

$1996 /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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Customer Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: James
Useless Do not waste your money or time I used this product to strip old Behr latex deck stain followed instructions on did not strip any of the stain . Tried a second time left product on for more time (30 min), this time it only cleaned the old stain.
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2017-05-28

Must product/stripper be neutarlized before re-sealing?

Asked by: Miffer
Products active ingredient is Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye and caustic soda, it's an oxidizer. It a alkaline product which can be neutralized with acids like Boric, Oxalic acid bought at paint stores and typically called "wood brighteners or wood cleaners", vinegar also works full strength. All of the acid washes will need to be THOROUGHLY rinsed. Now you know a bit more about the chemical you're working with, let's get back to the question; Should you neutralize the product after a THOROUGH rinsing as directed on the label? Yes if you are reapplying a water-based coating and no if you're reapplying an oil-based coating.
Answered by: Austin
Date published: 2017-06-10

Is it harmful to the vegetation growing around the deck, including the grass?

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?
Asked by: kendit
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.
Answered by: mojogeoff
Date published: 2016-05-31

Do I use the Wood Cleaner before I use the Wood Stain and Finish Stripper product? Or After? Or not at all?

Asked by: Douglas
Don't bother w/ the cleaner. The stain remover is the thing to use to remove old stain.
Answered by: daddydog
Date published: 2017-02-19
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Customer Reviews

1-gal. Wood Stain and Finish Stripper is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 142.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Made a huge mess and didn't work that well. After this failed, I did a combination of water pres... Made a huge mess and didn't work that well. After this failed, I did a combination of water pressure washer (too harsh) and ended up just sanding. Sanding was ultimately faster and easier, and didn't leave a mess of stripper+gunk in the yard.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product, i was recommended this by an associate in store. Read all the instructions and ... Terrible product, i was recommended this by an associate in store. Read all the instructions and as commented below there was no mention apart from a small symbol that this needed to be shook prior to use (this really makes a huge difference turning it from a liquid to a paste type consistency.) However even after correcting my error and trying twice, allowing the deck to further dry after some bad weather this still would not lift any of the paint on my deck. I applied it thicker than the time before, kept it good and moist and still nothing. I ended up resorting back to just good old pressure washing and i'm very disappointed with this product.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm only writing this review because there are so many 1 star reviews. I bought the product despi... I'm only writing this review because there are so many 1 star reviews. I bought the product despite all the negative reviews because it didn't seem like people were using the product correctly and I used Behr stain on my deck, I figured it better work for their own stain. This stuff actually works, but it's for semi-transparent stains, not solids. Tips to make it work: Don't bother rinsing it off until the paint has raised, just leave it on and mist it with your hose or garden sprayer to keep it wet, brush occasionally with a stiff brush, eventually the paint will be sitting on top of the wood. I didn't rinse off until I could completely brush the stain around freely. If there are spots where it's not coming up, just put some more on and keep misting and brushing. Works best in the shade it seems like. It dries very fast in direct sunlight, needs to stay wet to work. Attached is my deck halfway done. Came inside to finish later, too much direct sun on the rest of the deck. The product will darken the wood; following with a wood brightener/cleaner is required.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't forget to SHAKE the bottle before does not say that on the label, and I did not re... Don't forget to SHAKE the bottle before does not say that on the label, and I did not realize this till my third pour in the pan that this product is not consistent.....worked ok after that, but it's funny how the small things make a big difference....feel a little ripped off by the bad instruction, from the label and the video.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY I have a 10x10 and an 18x22 foot wood deck. Instead of winging it, I bought Behr Wood Stain and Finish Stripper at my local store. I read the directions 3 times to make sure I didn't miss anything. I had thoroughly cleaned my decks. I followed the directions specifically and had all the right supplies. HOURS later after scrubbing and then rinsing and rinsing and there were bubbles and bubbles, I stopped using the pressure washer as the instructions had indicated and went with just the garden hose. I was rinsing for hours and my deck doesn't look any different. I will be requesting a FULL REFUND. Now, I am wondering if I waste my time with the Wood Cleaner or should I just return all the containers and quit. DISAPPOINTED. Sure wish I had read the reviews BEFORE starting.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't really understand the negative reviews for this product. I've used other paint strippers... I don't really understand the negative reviews for this product. I've used other paint strippers on indoor projects and been very disappointed with the results. Naturally, I was skeptical about using this on my outdoor playset, which needed some serious TLC. To be fair, the factory stain was peeling quite severely, which may have helped, but my experience with this was amazing. Coupled with the cleaner and following the directions exactly, the wood looked amazing when I was done. Be sure to use long gloves to protect your arms if applying with a brush in those hard to reach places. Mine weren't long enough, and I ended up with some chemical burns on my arms - so be careful!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Turned my deck black I don't know if currently the wood is so saturated it appears black, I will have to wait for a hot sunny day to thuroughly dry the deck. The surface of the wood appears mucky and black. Also note that this product did NOT break the previous finish where it was intact. I followed the directions to the tee however I did not power wash as the store associate recommended against it. Also I explained to the salesperson we were mainly trying to even out the old finish prior to reapplication due to marks where my grill matt and umbrella stand were placed. Also the product should have been shaken as the consistency was not even. Third pour, came out thick and viscous. Looks like we are going to have to sand the entire deck.
Date published: 2017-05-22
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