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Citristrip

Model # HCG73803T

Internet # 100141801

Store SKU # 329216

1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel

$19.97 /each
  • Safe for indoor use
  • No harsh fumes
  • Strips multple layers

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Product Overview

The Citristrip 1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel removes layers of paint, both latex and oil-based paint. Its also effective at removing varnish, shellac and epoxy in 1 step. The stripper has a pleasant citrus scent and is biodegradable. Most important is that its safe for indoor use.

  • Can be used on wood, metal and masonry
  • Gel stays wet and active for up to 24 hours
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-corrosive
  • Works in 30 minutes
  • For best results, use in temperatures between 65˚ and 85˚F and away from strong breeze and hot sun
  • See label for complete instructions

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Dimensions

Product Size (oz.) 
64 

Details

Biodegradable 
Yes 
Concentrated 
No 
Flammable 
No 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Interior/Exterior 
Exterior,Interior 
Materials removed 
Oil-based dry paint 
Odorless 
No 
Paint Product Type 
Paint Cleaners and Removers 
Product Form 
Gel 
Product dispenser type 
Plastic Bottle 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Rinse required 
Yes 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: If you are not completely satisfied, return your sales receipt with a description of your complaint. Liability is limited to refund of the purchase price. 

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Will this work to remove solid stain on a wood deck.

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Since solid stain is very like paint, the product should remove the stain. Depending on the nature of the deck surface, it may be difficult to get out all of the stain.
Since it sounds like a real big job, you might consider putting your question to "ask the pros" at the stain company's web site.
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Mike, I used this to remove stain off a concrete deck so I think it would. Just don't let it dry on the deck. I found after letting it sit and power washing the deck it worked well.
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Can I use it on wood molding?

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Need to remove layers of old paint from our molding and trim, would this be the best product to use?
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I have done a lot of trim work with this. Some of the trim was removed from windows and doors before stripping and some was done in place. It worked well but remember to clean up the residue as recommended before finishing.
Also, if working withe the trim in place,a hole lot of care needs be taken if you are not going to touch up your plaster.
This product is a whole lot easier to use than others Read More
I have done a lot of trim work with this. Some of the trim was removed from windows and doors before stripping and some was done in place. It worked well but remember to clean up the residue as recommended before finishing.
Also, if working withe the trim in place,a hole lot of care needs be taken if you are not going to touch up your plaster.
This product is a whole lot easier to use than others I have tried over the years. Read Less
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June 7, 2016
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This can be used on molding.
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Can I use it on cast aluminum engine parts? Also, can part be left to soak over night?

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I have used only on wood and concrete but if it is paint you are removing it is worth a try. This is a good product. I don't suggest leaving it over night however, I did this on the concrete and the product dried out and really didn't work well. I found your best results are following the instructions for sit times.
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The product can be used overnight and the directions say it is good to use on metal. All the same, I would ask the company's web site.
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Can I use it on plasrer?

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I'd say it works on plaster. I've been using it on window frames, and it has peeled some paint off the wall around the window.
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The directions say good for wood, metal and masonry. I used some last week on the trim of a 100+ year old window. The product did well on the very thick paint. Two tries and it was done.
A little of the product got on the surrounding plaster and it quickly lifted that paint and some of the plaster under it.
I do not recommend using the product on plaster as it not only would make for a rough Read More
The directions say good for wood, metal and masonry. I used some last week on the trim of a 100+ year old window. The product did well on the very thick paint. Two tries and it was done.
A little of the product got on the surrounding plaster and it quickly lifted that paint and some of the plaster under it.
I do not recommend using the product on plaster as it not only would make for a rough surface but be very difficult to remove the residue which would effect the finish paint
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 206 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best stripper ever! Purchased this Citristrip for a roadside find, student desk. I read online reviews of the low odor which was a priority. Bought it at HD along with plastic scrappers. The desk had a medium stain with what appeared to be magic marker colors all over the top. The stripper worked great in 30 minutes. I did go over some areas twice due to my impatience, yet still had about a 5th of the 1/2 gallon left after stripping the entire desk. The product smelled like bubblegum. I did find in the Florida summer heat it tended to dry rather quickly.in my garage. Much to my surprise I found beautiful maple and birch wood underneath all that. Solid wood, stamped 1960, made in the USA, what more can a person ask for! I intended to re stain until I found that beautiful maple under there, so I went back to HD and found Minwax wipe on poly clear coat. It got good reviews online as well, easy to use, wipe on, let dry, that's it. I put two coats on and it gave it a beautiful showroom shine. I just stand back and look at it in awe. See photos. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This stuff really works!!! I needed to find a good product to strip the old varnish off my front door. I didn't want to use something real harsh that contained methylene chloride so I initially tried Mossenbacher's water based varnish remover but it just wasn't strong enough. I saw some good reviews online for Citristrip so I thought I would give it a try and was not disappointed. The "before" picture is after multiple attempts with Mossenbacher's. Two coats of Citristrip and all the old varnish was gone! The product smelled great. I only wish I had used it first! I finished up with steel wool, sanding and then used MinWax Helmsman Spar Urethane to finish it off. Very happy with the results. Before and after photos included. February 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Would Not Recommend For Multiple Paint Layers I tried this product on the wood trim around my living room. It would work great if there wasn't a stubborn second layer of paint underneath that doesn't want to let go of the wood. I've been having to apply one layer, scrape it off, apply another layer, scrape it off, then use a heat gun to scrape off the rest. Also, it doesn't stay moist for 24 hours as the package suggests. I applied, left for a couple hours, and came back to a chalky, tacky feeling mess that didn't pull much paint off. July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of money. Returning to store. As described, the product has a citrus smell and is not at all overwhelming even for an indoor application. Product was applied and after 30 minutes, (68 degrees, indoor, out of sun or wind, per product instructions), a plastic scraper was used to strip away what appeared to be 2-3 coats of deep, red paint from wood trim. Performance was inconsistent. In a few areas, the paint scraped away entirely. In most areas, the paint gummed up and smeared, and even mineral spirits were not strong enough to clear the product and the rubbery clumps of paint left behind. Using a wire wheel to remove the residue. Will not attempt to use this product again. May 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of time May be OK for small furniture projects but for larger projects such as wooden garage door not OK. I have just wasted 11 hours of my time with this product. I wish it came off as easy as it went on.Followed directions to the letter, except for the recommended plastic scraper. I have NO idea how a plastic scraper would even work. I had to use a metal paint scraper to get off the little I could. I had even use two coats it was not even applied too thin. Lucky for me they have a manufactures warranty so I am off to Home Depot to get my money refunded. June 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Orange Power I have used this product twice now and it has worked well both times. I do find that on the older paints it doesn't bubble up and remove as easily. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by It works Works but need to be patient! No sanding, not messy at all! We used it on our banister to stain it dark Kona color. No fumes or strong smell, we did had to apply it maybe 2x to fully get the thick varnish out. Claude at the Laguna Niguel store was so helpful June 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by It worked on most layers, eventually. Good stuff for low odor. I used this on a very old floor, many types of varnish because I can't deal with heavy fumes or sawdust. I had bought other 2 types which did not work as well,not even low VOC. The hardest thing about this type of stuff is that it tends to soak in and/or dry too fast. It can keep working once it is gooey but if it crystallizes with the old varnish, it is finished being effective. Cleaning the remaining goop off is the biggest part of the work. The oak floor is 92 years old. December 15, 2015
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