Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 218
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYnewb Very effective
As you can see in the photo I've included, this stuff works great (photo shows work in progress with door, shelf and drawers stripped)! I only left it on for 30-60 mins and it did the trick. I used plastic scrapers to take it off then I used rough steel wool to get the remaining stripper off followed by less-rough steel wool with mineral spirits to clean up the surface. Next I will do a light sanding before staining. I am sloppy so I did get some on my skin and it didn't irritate at all (though I did clean it off as soon as possible). It smells pretty good too. Does get pretty messy but I don't think there's any way around that when you're stripping furniture. This product exceeded my expectations.
August 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gardenbuff 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 MEW 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by RS Waste of money
I've used a lot of different paint strippers and am used to the caustic smell so I thought I would give this a try on wood. Complete failure, even after 24 hours and a second coat. Gums the paint, nothing more. It does smell good.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by momo Excellent product
Easy to apply even on vertical surface or under the cabinets. Two hours and it came off real easy with a plastic scraper. If you get it on too thick it takes longer to turn white.
August 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Not for outdoor use
We tried to strip a wooden retaining wall with 1 layer of peeling latex paint. The stripper was extremely ineffective and dried on the surface leaving a white crusty residue that is nearly as hard to remove as the paint itself. Temperature was about 75-80 and it was an overcast day. Probably works well indoors for small projects. Will not buy again.
August 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BusyMom Love my results
I picked up a rustic Mexican Pine lowboy dresser. It was painted.... Agh. But a good deal nonetheless (craigslist). It had primer underneath... At least several coated. Then a tan glossy paint with heavy dark glaze. This busted through it. Got all the drawers a side done today. Was only to test one, and wow. It worked. I let it sit a good hour before scraping. Used a wire bursh with mineral spirits to get in the corners. You'll want to that to.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by afb Only Paint Stripper I Use
This is the only stripper I will ever use. It's safe around kids and animals. The smell is minimal. I really love this product.
August 16, 2016