Model # 6401N

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BEHR Premium 1-gal. Wood Stain and Finish Stripper

BEHR Premium

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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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
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.
Answered by: edoh
Date published: 2016-10-29

Must product/stripper be neutarlized before re-sealing?

Asked by: Miffer
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.
Answered by: cat528
Date published: 2016-07-09

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

If wind blows some product on edible peppers, can the peppers be eaten? Washed to avoid toxicity?

Asked by: Anonymous
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
Answered by: mojogeoff
Date published: 2016-09-03
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Customer Reviews

1-gal. Wood Stain and Finish Stripper is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 127.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your $ I have large Deck with barn red stain!! Ran into Behr guy at Home Depot and he referred me to this product (#64) 5 gallons and over a $100 later my deck dries and I either need to sand it or replace it... ps. I bought a $9 can of citristrip and used it on gate and hard to reach places and not a spot of stain left and it power washed right off. (No scrub brush, scrapper etc.) Should've just bought a case of that
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stained me deck orange!! I needed something to use to strip stain off my deck. Behr usually has quality products so I thought I'd give this a try. Wow! What a disappointment. I followed instructions to a "T" and it turned my deck orange in some places!! It seems like whenever I put the stripper on the deck, it stained it orange!!! I really hope it isn't stained orange forever! I'm gonna clean the deck with another product/brand to clean all the algae green mold off and I hope it comes off then!! If not I'll be quite upset with Behr especially since I followed instructions!!!
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I should have read the reviews first! I have two coats of Behr deck stain on my 5 year old deck and decided that I wanted to strip it and start over again. I have a dog whose claws put marks in the finish as he takes off running. So, Behrs deck stain? Why not use Behrs Deck Stripper? Two applications later and two hours of wasted time and a borrowed power washer tell me that I should have read the reviews first. This product is marginally better than water. Save your money!!!!!!!!!!! It might be Premium in their eyes but it is sub-standard in mine.
Date published: 2015-05-16
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 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well depending on the type of finish you're trying to remove The product works great if you're trying to remove a water proofing product like Thompson's. Let the Behr product set for the recommended period of time, keeping it wet as instructed. Use a stiff bristle brush to remove the old stain. Then wash it down-no pressure washing should be required. HOWEVER..... If you're trying to remove a stain with color, the job does require letting the product set for a longer period of time, keeping it wet, then using the same procedure (with the brush) as described above with the assistance of a pressure washer. So, depending on your existing surface-whether it's an inexpensive coat of Thompson's that you're trying to remove, or Behr's opaque finishes, remember the darker the color and opaqueness the tougher it is to remove.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from didnt work at all My deck was peeling slightly after 2 years, with Sherwin williams solid colored deck stain. I applied this generously . used 1 gallon on a 12X12 octagon deck. its was about 50 degrees out and overcast. i kept it wet by rebrushing and misting with water. It didnt remove any stain, but it did look cleaner and lighter in color. I applied it again, even more generously, using nearly 2 gallons on the same area. let it sit for 45 minutes, then scrubbed and scrubbed, didnt get any of the old stain off. some old stain would come off with scraping with a putty knife, but if i wanted to do that, i would have just sanded. Neutralized with the No. 63 deck cleaner, but there was still a white residue left. it takes a LOT of rinsing to remove the stripper. it just makes a huge mess.
Date published: 2016-04-26
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