Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MurgaMom1 Do not waste your money or time on this product
Product created more problems that I had when I started the job. Followed the directions carefully. It dried unevenly, leaving crystalized varnish stuck to the floor. Tried to scrape; scoured with steel wool and mineral spirits. Tried to remove according to the directions: applied soapy water to a small area with the crystals. Well that was a total disaster. The area turned black from water damage to the wood. I wasted a whole day using this product and had to purchase another stripper to finally get the job done. Lucky for me that my best virtues are patience and determination; otherwise I probably would have considered jumping off of a bridge.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYmomOF2 Not perfect, but did quite well.
I used this product to strip paint from an oak banister and railing in my house. (Why the previous owners painted it is beyond me.) The gel-like consistency kept it in place while the color change let me know when it was ready instead of me wasting my time scraping and recovering repeatedly while it ate through what looked like 4-5 coats of cream semi-gloss and burgundy trim the prior owner slapped on it. I still had to sand it down a bit because the paint at permeated the wood grain, but other than that, it worked like a charm. It was also LOW ODOR, so I didn't have to worry about my child that has asthma. Not perfect, but nothing ever is.
September 4, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Redsmile15853 Horrible product
Like a previous review stated, the color changing technology is a joke. The product states it takes 15 minutes to start working....did not find that to be the case....but waiting longer and putting a heavier layer of the product on didn't seem to get much better results eather! In some section a thin top layer of paint may have come off but at that point it may have been just the product itself. Even when the paint appears to crackle it still doesn't seem to come off. Huge waste of money and a day of my life I will never get back.... Hopefully home depot will refund me on a horrible product and stop carrying it based on consistently poor reviews!!!
November 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer What a time saver!!
I had what turned out to be oak base moulding .I started with 35 grit sandpaper ,way too much work.With this stuff I stripped it off a little before it was fully dry as per instructions.I happen to like to use those old fashioined paint stripping tools and voila ,right down to th e bare wood .YEA !!! These things were painted AND stained with a real dark stain .I read the other reviews but I have to disagree with the nay sayers.It hardly smells and it cleans up real easy when it dries in my work bucket.It is a bit pricey but I think it's worthwhile.It's pretty hot stuff so be sure to wear protection.
February 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by usemyhands Color Changing Klean Strip
This product was a big waste of time and money. Yes, the product changes colors, however it doesn't strip any paint off the surface. I invested money in all the supplies recommended to use to complete this job, followed the directions to the letter and wound up with a wall that still had 3 layers of paint on it. Don't waste your time with this product, it stinks. I'll be bringing back my unused cans for a refund. Too bad I can't get a refund on the time I spent using this stuff over my holiday weekend.
July 6, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bill DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
This product does not work ...... you will spend more wasted time trying to get it off of were you painted it on ,The only thing that peels off is the product its self.was only trying to remove one layer of paint and it would not even do That ! wasted Four hours of my day dealing with the mess it made ..Please for your sake and time DO NOT EVEN THINK OF BUYING THIS.. ON my way now, back to Home Depot to see if they will refund my money for this junk
June 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDepotUser Waste of money
I should've read the reviewes before purchasing this product. Barely took the first layer off of a two layer paint job. Where it did take off the paint in patches, it made the wood grain so soft that it tore off with the pain by the plastic scraper.
January 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyJohn Very difficult to use correctly
This product does not work nearly as well as reviewer #1 suggested, at least for me. Reviewer # 2 was closer to my experience. The color change "technology" is a joke--it dries so therefore like many liquids it changes from dark blue to light blue. The problem is that when it is dried, the paint will rebond to the surface, leaving you pretty much where you started except there is also a hard powdery blue surface to remove with the paint. I was stripping cabinet doors from the 50's with multiple layers of paint. After finding that this product was very ineffective I did side by side tests with Citristrip (which is cheaper). Citristrip is an orange gel which stays wet up to 24 hours. The trick is to leave Citristrip for at least 2 hours or even longer. In both cases I had to use three coats of stripper to remove multiple layers of paint down to the wood (but the lower layers were 1950's oil based enamel which is HARD). Citristrip took longer to penetrate but ultimately was easier to use. In both cases you need to apply the stripper VERY thickly for it to be effective. Follow up with mineral spirits when the surface has not fully redried, then sand lightly and prime if you are going to repaint.
December 14, 2010