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Citristrip 1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel
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Citristrip

1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel

  • Safe for indoor use
  • No harsh fumes
  • Strips multple layers
$1997 /each
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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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Size (oz.)
64

Details

Biodegradable
Yes
Combustible
No
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 Dispenser Type
Plastic Bottle
Product Form
Gel
Returnable
90-Day
Rinse required
Yes
Types of Surfaces Cleaned
Wood

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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Customer Questions & Answers

How can this be safe? The sds says it contains cance causing chemicals which cause acute resiprar...

How can this be safe? The sds says it contains cance causing chemicals which cause acute resiprariry and skin/& organ reactions. All the safe ones have the same ingredients.
Asked by: Meowmee
The product works well but you have to use it in a well ventilated area or wear a mask. On the precaution labels, they have to put the worse effects of the chemical and usually they occur with multiple exposures not one time use.
Answered by: DeeD
Date published: 2017-06-20

Can this be used to remove factory varnish on cabinets and then stain afterwards?

Purchased cabinets that were supposed to be "unfinished" but got ones that had a factory coating instead. Need to strip and then stain. Looking for easy stripping product that will allow the wood to take up the stain.
Asked by: KNL
that's what this is for REMOVING PAINT AND VARNISH!!!! Says on the label.
Answered by: cdavis
Date published: 2017-06-19

Can I urethane over remaining paint and residue?

I'm stripping old barn doors and love the exposed layers of latex paint after two applications of Citristrip. I'd like to urithane the doors but the remaining paint is still tacky and gummy with residue. Can I urithane if I wait for the doors to cure and if so, approximately how long should I wait? Thank you.
Asked by: Mayday
If you apply a finish without removing the residue, you will likely have a poor finish. One of the ways that you can remove or neutralize the stripping gel is to clean the surface of the doors with odorless mineral spirits. This would leave most of the paint layers and the character of the exposed wood. Recently, I neutralized a very beaten up stair case with a TSP and water mixture. It worked well at letting me remove the paint residues and not taking away the character of the wood. In this case, the paint had already been all but removed. Good luck.
Answered by: Dan1
Date published: 2017-05-17

Can this strip paint off of metal?

Can this strip paint off of metal?
Asked by: jay
Without a doubt
Answered by: Maverick
Date published: 2017-04-08
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Customer Reviews

1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 363.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I didn't really expect something labeled "safe" and "no harsh fumes" to work but it did... It works! I didn't really expect something labeled "safe" and "no harsh fumes" to work but it did - and it was so easy to apply! Loved watching the paint lift right off our sponge-painted countertops - it's a very cool chemical reaction that starts taking place within minutes. We had multiple layers of paint caked on for over 10 years. The first layer lifted with no effort on my part. The under layers took a little more scraping and an extra application in some spots but all in all, the paint is all gone and I couldn't be happier! One 64 oz. bottle covered our entire kitchen countertop. I was shocked. . . it goes a long way!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used Citristrip on a wooden bookshelf where I applied too much water-based stain. The effect w... I used Citristrip on a wooden bookshelf where I applied too much water-based stain. The effect was immediate, and I was able to wipe away quite a bit of stain without even letting the gel sit on the surface for more than a few seconds. As the instructions say, it continues to work even after you've wiped away the gel, because the stain was even lighter the next day. I also used it to clean paint brushes, but be careful not to leave the brush in the gel too long, because after I left a brush in it overnight, the gel appeared to be breaking down the brush bristles and the plastic pail liner that contained it. This is powerful stuff, and yet fume-free and non-flammable.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product does a good job stripping coatings off an old dresser I am refinishing. It is taking... This product does a good job stripping coatings off an old dresser I am refinishing. It is taking 2 applications to get done down to the wood, but that is because of the age and amount of "stuff" I have to remove. I will definitely use in the future for any other refinishing projects.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Our Carport concrete floor needed a good stripping and this product worked. We had a Miami Pink p... Our Carport concrete floor needed a good stripping and this product worked. We had a Miami Pink painted concrete floor that was grotesque and curdling up. Below the pink nightmare there was a green painted subsurface that was peeling. The concrete floor looked atrocious! The photograph titled "Carport Floor Before Stripping", shows the poor condition of the pink/green curdled surface before stripping. We applied three, and in some places four, coats of Citristrip. The first coat softened both paints and with a scraper we were able to remove most of the top pinkish curdled material mixed with green. The second coat removed most of the green paint that we picked up with rags. The third coat was applied right after we removed the second green paint/gel soaked rags. However, a few spots required a few more applications and a good deal of elbow grease and a brush to bring back the concrete's normal grey surface. We finished the floor in two days and ended up with a large plastic bag full of humid pink/green gooey and messy rags. The photograph titled "Carport Floor After Stripping", shows a good, clean and ready to be resurfaced concrete floor. Was it worth the effort? You Bet!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was initiallly wary of this product it seemed to good to be true. A stripping agent that could ... I was initiallly wary of this product it seemed to good to be true. A stripping agent that could cut through so many layers, while being eco friendly, and clean up with soap and water? Bottom line, I used this product, it did what it said it would, I took off a least 5 layers paint off an old oak table. There were a few spots that were extra thick that required a little extra time, but this product is so worth it, and the results are phenominal.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Easily takes paint off my cabinets, that had 2 layers of paint on them. The key to this product is to LET IT SIT. Brush it on generously, but give AT LEAST 2 hours to do its thing. Works wonders! If you don't let it sit then it doesn't work. Have patience and this will make your job so much easier!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used this to strip a several layer build up of water based acrylic concrete sealer. It worked ... I used this to strip a several layer build up of water based acrylic concrete sealer. It worked fairly well although I did need to do a second lighter coat to completely remove the build up. I used as directed and left on overnight, in the morning the sealer was a gummy mess that just needed to be scraped up and then power wash for final clean up and to remove residue in the pores of the concrete. It seemed to work just as well when left on for a hour or so, but I tried overnight to see if it would remove all the layers without a second application but it didn't seem to gain any effectiveness when left on longer. The smell and fumes are great, there are none, I got some on my hands and clothes and removed quickly with no problems.
Date published: 2017-02-24
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