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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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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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What works best to remover the residue when using this stripping gel?

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Wet towel is the easiest way to wipe it up.
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I used a plastic scraper and old shirts.....worked great. Easiest when the gel is a little wet still.
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Mineral spirits works well.
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Spray painted table

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Can this be used to strip down to bare wood?
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Yes! My project is a large pine table covered in tons of varnish. It is a multi-step process, and works better after 15 minutes and wet -- not dry.
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Yes, I've stripped off multiple layers of paint, some layers being 40-50 years old, all the way down to the bare wood. If you have more than a couple of layers, depending on how old the paint is and what kind it is, you may have to repeat the application and removal of stripper several times. Then clean with mineral spirits and sandpaper down to perfectly beautiful bare wood. Just be sure you give the Read More
Yes, I've stripped off multiple layers of paint, some layers being 40-50 years old, all the way down to the bare wood. If you have more than a couple of layers, depending on how old the paint is and what kind it is, you may have to repeat the application and removal of stripper several times. Then clean with mineral spirits and sandpaper down to perfectly beautiful bare wood. Just be sure you give the stripper time to work, preferably in a mild temperature and humid environment. If you are working outside in the summer, you may need to apply the stripper, then cover the item with plastic wrap or a trash bag and place it in the shade to keep the stripper from drying out before it can dissolve the paint. Read Less
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Yes, I have used this product many times to strip multiple layers of paint from wood. While the paint is stripped down to the wood, some of the paint will hide in the grain and usually comes off easily enough with an extra application of the stripper.
Remember to use a neutralizer before refinishing.
Good luck.
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Anything else needed to clean up after?

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Do you need to rinse off the Citristrip with soap and water or any additional type of cleaner after you have removed the varnish/paint?
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I let it dry all the way and swept it with a broom.
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I recommend steel wool and mineral spirits followed by a light sanding.
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To clean up the residue, a paint stripper wash or odorless mineral spirits are recommended for clean up..
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Do I have to remove hardware before applying stripper

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I would consider removing hardware a best practice. The paint or stain turns into a gooey mess.
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Yes, it is recommended to remove hardware before applying stripping gel.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 223 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4 layers of paint gone Almost all latex paint came right up had to do a second coat for a few troubled areas but they came up very easy upon second coat. Like what I read on another review do not be cheap but a good coat on it and wait the time on label and it will peel up easy. I did buy the plastic scrapper that has edges to hold paint as you scrape it up well worth the 2 dollars and change. Pleasant citrus smell not like other strippers. Did do it inside and odor and vapors were not a problem at all.. Great product would definitely recommend. August 30, 2016
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Citistrip Effectively stripped varnish off old kitchen cupboard doors. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good stuff. Easy to use Works as advertised. Easy to use. Low smell factor. September 6, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product Took a chance on this product as I needed a stripper that I could use in doors. I had two doors with decades of paint on them. The first was a real wood door that I was converting into a bench and the other was a metal door and frame with an enamel paint that had bonded with the metal at the molecular level. I had already tried sanding with a Milwaukee heavy duty orbital sander and 80 grit paper to no avail. The five coats of latex were an easy removal from the wooden door, peeling off to the bare wood in less than 45 minutes. The enamel on the metal door had been on there since the invention of metal and was at least four layers deep and very thick. "How thick was it?" The paint was so thick that the hinge screw heads were no longer visible; not filled in, they were not visible. I slopped the stripper on the door until it looked like it had been in a Ghost Buster's movie. To its credit, the stripper stayed in place on the vertical door and frame and went to work. It took around forty minutes for the paint to bubble down deep, but it did and I was able to get down to the original factory with some minor elbow grease. With a light sanding this door will be ready to paint. I liked the fact that I could use this indoors without any fumes or noxious smell. The basement smells of oranges! I was able to clean up with water and I was done. The only draw back was I went through almost the entire 32 oz. container for two doors, but it was definitely it for the easy clean up and lack of fumes. I did of course have two very old doors with multiple layers of glue-like paint. September 5, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by does not remove varnish very well Had to apply several coats to remove varnish and still had to scrape August 23, 2016
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