Rated 4.0 out of 5Â by 74
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Marialab 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 5.0Â by Kelly8636 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 4.0 out of 5.0Â by MDela 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 1.0 out of 5.0Â by DMT13 CitrusStrip did not live up to the reviews.
I had read about Citrus Strip and how good it was so when I ran out of my furniture stripper I thought I would give it a try. It's more expensive than the brand I use which I get at Home Depot also but if it works better and saves me time then it's worth it. Well I read the instructions and applied as directed. I have been restoring furniture for over 5 years now, not my profession but i have enough knowledge in this field. I brush it on a mid century end table I was working on and it has a lot of different angles and corners so I was hoping it would strip the varnish on the piece so I would have less sanding.
It said on the bottle that once on you can wait from 1 hr. up to 24 hrs and would keep a wet look. Then all you do is scrap off the top coat. This piece only had a topcoat, no paint or stain so I thought it should be relatively easy. Well I went to work on something else while this was suppose to work to remove the varnish. I came back in a hour and what I saw was dried up crud on the piece where I had brushed it on.;
I tried to scrap it off with a plastic scraper and it didnt budge. Then I brushed on more citrusstrip over the
dried up gel and after 30 mins. it was not stripping the varnish much. I had to finally clean it all off with mineral spirits and sand it down to the bare wood. I could of done this without the stripper and not have to clean the mess it made.
I took a couple of pics of the dried up solvent and how it left the legs after I scraped it off. I spent close to another 2 hrs cleaning up the mess on the furniture. I dont mind the higher price but its more expensive, added time to work, AND doesn't work. I am going to return this to the Store and go back to my regular stripper. Yes it smells nice but I need it to work. Very dissatisfied with the product and besides time I used up a half a bottle of Mineral Spirits which isn't cheap. I am glad it worked for some of you but for me this product did not live up to the hype.
September 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by cinmn1 Great product but pricey
I love how effective this product is, but part of the reason I refinish furniture is to save money. Citristrip seems to be more effective when you use a generous amount & the containers come in small, kind of costly quantities. I have used it on a vanity (one of those from the 1920s or so) that was very, very dark. The almost black varnish/stain was pulled out of the wood within minutes, revealing a beautiful wood grain.
I've also used this on a bookcase that has at least 3 layers of paint and one very black stain. With one application I removed the first few layers of paint. It will require 1 more to remove the stain, I think. The cost has kept me from purchasing any more. Yet, having asthma (plus kids) the non-toxic qualities are a big plus.
January 14, 2014