Klean-Strip 1-qt. KS-3 Premium Stripper-QKS3 at The Home Depot


Model # QKS3

Internet # 100180773

Store SKU # 576727

1-qt. KS-3 Premium Stripper

Klean-Strip 1-qt. KS-3 Premium Stripper

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$9.98 / each


Model # QKS3

Internet # 100180773

Store SKU # 576727

The Klean-Strip KS-3 Premium Stripper quickly strips multiple layers of paint, polyurethane, epoxy, varnish and shellac from metal, wood and masonry surfaces. The paste formula clings to vertical surfaces without runs or drips.

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  • Strips latex- and oil-based paint, epoxy, shellac, varnish and polyurethane from wood, metal and masonry
  • Removes multiple layers of most finishes
  • Thick paste formula clings to surfaces
  • Can be brushed onto surfaces
  • Works in less than 15 minutes
  • Subject to or will include a recycling fee in the following states: CA, OR

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Assembled Depth (in.)  2.375 in  Assembled Height (in.)  7.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  4.563 in  Biodegradable  No 
Concentrated  No  Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor/Outdoor 
Manufacturer Warranty  N/A  Materials removed  Oil-based dry paint 
Noncorrosive  No  Odorless  No 
Paint Product Type  Paint Cleaners and Removers  Product Form  Paste 
Product Size (oz.)  32  Product dispenser type  Can 
Rinse required  Yes 


Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by powerful, fast, cheap Works great as long as you follow the directions and time it properly. It's more like a clear gel than a paste - will drip of you put too much on the brush. Apply thickly in one direction. Set a timer. Remove with a plastic scraping tool a few within the 15 minute window. Don't let it sit much longer than 15 mins. Work in small sections at a time. It effectively removed 5-10 layers of paint from my 90-year-old wood trim around windows/doors - a mixture of latex, oil and lead paint. Some areas needed 2-3 applications. Some areas came off entirely on the first coat. The paint bubbled up within 2 minutes! I also used a metal scraping tool for stubborn areas. Also be sure to wear protective gloves, eyewear & mask - errant paint chunks that land on your skins/eyes will burn! Put down a drop cloth and have a container to put all the paint globs. Seems impossible to not make a mess. Tape off walls/surrounding areas that have paint/surfaces that would be damaged by the stripper gel. October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WORKS PERFECTLY I can say that the 1 star review for this product is ridiculous...I am a professional refinisher and have used this product for years its the only one in my shop. It has always removed every finish I have applied it too...maybe the previous reviewer was not applying it correctly example: stripper should not be applied like paint, brush one direction do not go back over what you just applied you will close up the air pockets stripper needs oxygen to start the chemical process of lifting off the finish. This product is the best and I have used most on the market. November 3, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Save your money!!! This is just a worthless product. More than half of it is in great big blobs that can't be spread, and the other half of the gel doesn't do a good job of removing even freshly painted surfaces. I can't imagine trying to remove old paint with this stuff. I used two cans trying to remove paint from a dining table, and now I am going to buy another brand to finish the job. October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Stuff I accidentally bought a variation of this product and was so disappointed. Make sure you buy the "Premium Stripper" and not the "Strip-X" by this brand. This product did an excellent job removing 4-5 layers of paint from an old interior door we purchased to restore. I have used other brands and feel that this product is noticeable superior. October 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Colossal waste of ten dollars This product should be forced off the market for utter nonperformance. Its going back to Home depot , and I'm bringing it back to the paint department directly so they hear how badly it performs. May as well have put soap and water on the furniture and expected it to do something. I will say it doesn t have the horrible smell that the older stripper products did... probably because they took out all the ingredients that MADE IT WORK ! October 9, 2014
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