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Citristrip 1 qt. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel
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Citristrip

1 qt. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel

  • Safe for indoor use
  • No harsh fumes
  • Strips multple layers
$11.98 /each

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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.

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  • 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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will it work on stain wood?

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Langhorne, PA
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October 6, 2016
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I use it on a daily basis for stained wood of all variety with no issues. Do not over apply because it can soften your wood (First test a small hidden area). I found it best to let Citristrip work around 20 minutes. To remove stained layers use a striping blade for large areas. Next use a course stripping pad then a medium stripping pad. For the hard to reach/rounded areas i use a stripping pad. Read More
I use it on a daily basis for stained wood of all variety with no issues. Do not over apply because it can soften your wood (First test a small hidden area). I found it best to let Citristrip work around 20 minutes. To remove stained layers use a striping blade for large areas. Next use a course stripping pad then a medium stripping pad. For the hard to reach/rounded areas i use a stripping pad. Immediately wash with an after stripping wash or mineral spirits (this is the most important step because left residue can ruin your project). Finally sand starting with a medium 220 grit and working your way up to a 600 grit or higher. Read Less
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Salmon, ID 83467, USA
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October 2, 2016
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It will not remove stain that has soaked into the wood. It works best on surface paint.
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wesley chapel, fl
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May 24, 2016
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I did not for me.
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May 18, 2016
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It will not work.
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Jacksonville Fl
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May 18, 2016
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It removes the finish on top of the stained wood. You can still see stain. If you want to remove the stain you may have to search bleaching methods or sand it out or buy the new stainable primer.
Or, if on cabinets, get Rust Oleum Cabinet Transformations.
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Can it remove several of stain from an old antique piece that other thinners are just getting gummy results?

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Salmon, ID 83467, USA
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June 24, 2016
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Yes, it should work on old varnish. Make sure you leave it on long enough to do it's job.
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Jacksonville Fl
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May 2, 2016
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Can't say it removes the stain. It did remove the finish top coat. Mine did not have multiple layers, so I am not much help.
I had a more enjoyable experience using this product than sanding.
Experiment with wait times.
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El Dorado Hills
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May 1, 2016
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No. Unfortunately this removes layers of material not stains.
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May 1, 2016
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I used this to restore a 30's cedar hope chest that 2 layers of paint over the original stain. Citristrip took 2-3 applications in most areas to get down to the wood, and worked on par with other popular products I tried on the piece. Hope this helps!
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How well does this stripping work

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Salmon, ID 83467, USA
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June 15, 2016
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It softens and draws up the paint so it can be scraped off.
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May 18, 2016
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I like it and on forums, many people like it. Now-a-days I would rather use it than sanding.
Guess it depends on what you are stripping.
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May 1, 2016
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This removes every layer. If used on a wall it will remove the plaster layers beneath the paint.
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January 19, 2016
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There are many 4 and 5-star reviews of satisfied customers for this stripping gel.
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will plastic protect surrounding area

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October 30, 2016
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Would guess yes. This didn't seem to eat the plastic container or plastic spatula I used for scraping off the wood.
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Yes. Add newspaper on top of plastic for added protection, if needed.
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September 26, 2016
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Howdy Red,
Take caution when using chemical strippers that can cause very serious chemical burns.
You should always use rubber gloves, full length clothing, have proper ventilation or a respirator and ALWAYS use protective goggles that will seal completely around your eyes.
A thick mil dropcloth should protect the surrounding area.
Happy painting,
Coach Dave
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 157 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked awesome! I am not a fan of chemical paint strippers. However, this stuff changed my mind! It worked better than I had hoped. I followed the instructions and it worked within an hour. It was hot as Hades outside so I used it in my basement. Little to no odor and what odor there was smelled of oranges. July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easily stripped 50+ year old varnish finish from a pine table top without fumes. October 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this stuff I have bought this before that is why I got it again it works great but depending on how many Coates of paint there maybe you may have to wait for a longer period of time or reapply another coat but either way it works! October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Citristrip stripping gel review Citristrip does not work at all. I will not recommend it to anyone. October 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Orange Citrus Stripper works great! I have used this product several times. It works very well. It does not have a bad odor and cleans up easily with soap and water. April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This stuff works Works very well without those nasty fumes. Still need gloves and glasses, but much more pleasant to use than traditional stripper. The gel clings and will soak down to other layers of paint. The instructions say it can be left on up to 24 hours. My experience was that 24 hours was too long. I found the optimum time to be around 2 to 3 hours. I will definitely use this again. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent for stripping hard wood floors to natural beauty. We didn't have to put another coating down after using this product. Use of plastic scrapper to smoothly pick up built up wax. We found out that spreading this product, on the floor, letting it sit for about 30 minutes, with the plastic scrapper over wood floor works better than a brush or a brush roller! This product ate up my roller and using a brush was a slower process. Follow directions and use chemical gloves from the very beginning because the skin on my hands dried, flaked and start peeling before I use the correct gloves. Even those gloves had to be replaced too while doing my floors. We learned to used Klen Strip After wash (paint stripper with soft cloths) as I went to remove any extra film left behind that the scrapper couldn't pick up. This way, you get a clean shine and less going back to clean up film because there will be some. This After Wash made using this product excellent! I am overall very pleased with this product August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice! citristrip work really well and the odor was not as bad as you would expect with this kind of item. September 6, 2016
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