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Model # QCG73801T

Internet # 100208204

Store SKU # 329152

1 qt. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel

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$11.98 /each




Model # QCG73801T

Internet # 100208204

Store SKU # 329152

The Citristrip 1 qt. 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.

California residents: see  Proposition 65 information

  • Can be used on wood, metal and masonry
  • Gel stays wet and active for up to 24 hours
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-corrosive

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Product Size (oz.) 
Materials removed 
Oil-based dry paint 
Paint Product Type 
Paint Cleaners and Removers 
Product Form 
Product dispenser type 
Plastic Bottle 
Rinse required 
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. 


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 99 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A product that actually DOES work Used product to remove God knows how many layers of paint from a 50 yr old staircase, Gel based product stays put on vertical surfaces. Product took about 5 hrs to bubble up meaning ready time. Easily scraped off multi layers of old paint with spackle knife. Used old kitchen pan scrub brush with diluted dish soap to scrub off remaining white paint residue, which allowed bare new looking wood to appear September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don't waste your time with anything else. After trying 2 other paint stripping products that were complete failures even after 48 hours wrapped in damp towels, I was about to give up. Thank goodness I listened to the store associate who convinced me to give this product a shot. I am in awe. Multiple layers of 30 plus year old paint on wrought iron patio furniture simply bubbles up and wipes away with CitrusStrip. A bonus...It smells fantastic! No more dizzy headaches! May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for what it is designed to remove! Citrustrip is a crazy good stripper! Dreading removal of peeling factory clear coat on wheels of my corvette, I tried this due to a friend's recommendation. Worked a charm. Cleaned the wheels to remove wax and dirt or anything to block the chemical action. Applied per directions in shade, applied more to areas that appeared to dry. Begins bubbling in 10-15 minutes, tested an area, waited another 15 minutes and voila! I had to reapply to a few resistant areas, and to remoisten my steel wool I used to remove lifted goo. The odor is pleasant, it clings to surfaces well, does the job! This again, was a factory baked on urethane lacquer 23 years old, and it did not damage the aluminum at all. Remove residue with mineral spirits. To those with less than optimum results, READ DIRECTIONS. There will be coatings this will not be best for, and varnish or shellac might be one of them, just saying. May 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Like Magic! I bought this paint stripper because it was supposed to be lower in fumes, and I was not disappointed. I would definitely keep in mind the temperature recommendations when stripping- it suggested to wait 30 minutes between applying product and stripping paint- however in the summer heat 30 minutes was too long and it had already dried, 5-10 minutes was a perfect wait time for me September 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Messy and requires a lot of work! After 3 hours, some of the paint on my door was loosened and could be scraped off in a gooey mess but some remained. The gel did not stay in place but ran down the door . The amount of work it will take to get all the paint off is such that I am considering just scraping the whole project and buying a new door. September 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Low Odor, Effective I stripped two layers of paint from a stair bannister. The first application removed about 75% of the paint and the second application removed almost all of the remaining paint. I spot checked the remaining paint spots and the final results did not require any sanding. I used a nylon scrapper to ensure I didn't damage the wood. This product has a pleasant smell and although I am typically sensitive to most chemicals, I had no issues with this product. I have not used any other paint stripping products, so this product may in fact be excellent. I rated it as good since it required more than one application. June 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bad purchase Very poor penetration of paint and hard removable. Then I used> Dad's Easy Spray - Professional Stain & Varnish Remover <. This worked perfectly. September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great! I used this to redo a dresser and it worked perfectly! September 29, 2015
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