Model # 6401N

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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.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • 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.)


Paint Product Type
Paint Thinners and Strippers
Paint/stain stripper
Product Dispenser Type
Plastic Bottle
Product Form
Solvent type
Glycol Ether

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

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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: 2017-06-30

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: 2017-08-02
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Customer Reviews

1-gal. Wood Stain and Finish Stripper is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 157.
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 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 wasted time Disappointed in this product, it was not cheap and did not do what it states. Currently sanding the deck to remove finish should have save the money from this product for beer. Prouct is also very slippery and hard to power wash off. disappoint since i like and use Behr paints. Skip this product.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very disappointed I applied this as the instructions said with a deck brush and my deck paint stayed on. I reapplied and it still stayed on. Total waste of money. I am now borrowing the neighbors pressure washer which is what I should have done in the first place.
Date published: 2017-05-27
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 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 Disappointed After being very satisfied with Behr's other products, this one was a total disappointment. I pressure washed my deck first to remove the already flaking sections of old paint, then waited for a cool, overcast day to apply the stripper so it wouldn't dry out. I let it sit for about an hour (yes, it stayed damp the entire time) and then hit it with the scrub brush. Not one flake of paint moved. A second application did not help at all. After paying a premium price, I would have expected a premium product.
Date published: 2017-07-25
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
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