Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCustomer EXCELLENT on polyurethane (Epiphone guitar)
The poly finish on Epiphone Les Paul guitars is legendary for being tough as nails, and a serious pain to remove.
In the past, I tried a few strippers... gave up and used a belt-sander with 60 grit paper made for concrete.
I have a new project, and read a decent review of the Jasco stripper on another site. The can says it works on polyurethane and epoxy. Sounds like a good fit for this project.
I tested a small area. In 15 minutes, the poly was bubbling, and stripped off with ease. I moved on to the neck and back of the guitar. I scuffed the poly with some 80 grit paper, applied the Jasco as directed. 20 minutes later, I was sliding that poly off like scraping cold butter. It really reminded me of cutting butter fresh from the fridge. Not super-easy, but not at all difficult.
After removing the bulk of the paint, I did a second coat to clean things up.
This is a gel-like consistency. It will stick to vertical surfaces, but it will run during the 15 minute wait.
For cheap paint scraper... I used used-up store gift-cards. Sure, they disintegrate after spending some time in contact with the Jasco, but they are cheap (free), and you can use a bunch of them and just discard them.
June 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wendymc Chemical Resistant Plastic Scraper is not available in stores
Complaint, the chemical resistant plastic scraper recommended in the instructions on the back of the spray can is not generally available. Regular plastic scrapers disintegrate and leave black marks on the item being stripped. Metal scrapers would leave marks on the item being stripped. They should include one with the can or have it available in stores, but neither Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, nor two paint stores had any. Finally found one through Grainger and have to wait two days for it to be shipped to a store near me.
June 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WRHDWRHD Eats through plastic cup
I am not sure why this product has received such low reviews. I have used it for years to remove paint. It is so strong that if you put it in a plastic cup, it will eat right through it within 3 minutes. I have used other name brand products that barely even scratch the surface on primers.
December 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stoney Great product
I tried another brand that everyone rated so high and was very disappointed. I went back and found this product and thought I would try. I am stripping a rocking chair. This worked great. I would apply let set for a few minutes and either scrape off with a putty knife or use a small wire brush. Yes the wire brush clogged some but it was easy to get out. I have a vintage metal high chair that i started restoring so thought try on that. Once again it took that paint off with ease. The only thing I found is wearing rubber gloves it will go through them, but stick your hand in water and it will dilute. I even tried two pair on each hand and it went through. Besides that I would recommend this to anyone wanting a good stripper.
October 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by meghabyte Doesn't work well at all
I used the Orange paint stripper before and thought I'd see if this worked better. It partially worked, but I still had to do a lot of sanding to get the remaining paint off. It seemed to get absorbed by the paint very quickly, even if I put a thick layer on the paint. It was a very labor intensive process. On the same piece of furniture, I decided to go back to using the orange stuff and it worked so much better. The orange stuff didn't dry as fast and went through all layers of paint and easily peeled off using a plastic scraper. I had to leave this Premium Remover on for 30 minutes and it did half the job! I'm never buying this stuff again and going back to the orange stuff...plus it's safer to use.
July 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sahil Waste of time and money
Jasco has worst products. This is not the only one, avoid using their product.
November 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LPY Depends on what you're stripping
I was trying to get just a couple layers of paint off a rocking chair. Worked ok on flat areas, like the seat. But on the rounded spindles it just turned the paint into a big pasty mess that cannot be removed with a scraper. I've tried steel wool, which is getting to be a very extensive option, wire brush, which clogs and I can't get the goo out with mineral spirits or soap and water. Oh, and the stripper seems to have dried somewhat in the can. It's not a paste, more like gelatinous putty. Time to try a different brand )-:
August 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HonestFeedback Good Grief What a Substandard Product and Waste of My Time!
If I would not have had prior experience and know how strippers work, I would probably think refinishing furniture was not worth the process had I first used this product. I followed the directions - they were similar to the directions for other strippers. First, like many others have commented, you cannot open the can as instructed. I had to pry off the plastic ring and use a screwdriver to work the cap off - this is inconvenient when you have rubber gloves and goggles on and are trying to carefully open the cap so as to not inhale vapors. Second, no matter how much you shake the can or control the temperature in the environment you’re working in, the stripper comes out in globs - this viscosity does not lend itself to spreading effectively with a paint brush. If you get past these hurdles then you get to experience the real frustration – it simply does not work. I applied it twice, exactly as specified and it did not strip the surface and made a big mess. I will be taking the can back to HD for a refund. But that does not cover my time and the fact that I have to drive two hours round trip to buy a replacement product. I have used another brand in the past with great results. It was sitting on the shelf right next to this one, but the associate told me this product was their strongest acting and was recommended. I think this product is completely substandard, ineffective, and in my view I would have been better advised to buy an alternative. I should have read the reviews before buying it - this was a four hour mistake and put me behind in progressing with the project.
November 1, 2015