Klean-Strip 1-gal. KS-3 Premium Stripper-GKS3 - The Home Depot


Model # GKS3

Internet # 100144685

Store SKU # 576735

1-gal. KS-3 Premium Stripper

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

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$22.98 / each


Model # GKS3

Internet # 100144685

Store SKU # 576735

The Klean-Strip Premium Stripper is the most powerful stripper for the toughest jobs. It helps remove multiple layers of paint, both latex and oil-based paints. It also removes polyurethane, epoxy, varnish and shellac. Premium Stripper is safe to use on most wood, metal and masonry surfaces.

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  • Works in as little as 15 minutes
  • A plastic scraper is recommended to prevent gouging of wood.
  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Brushable thick semi-paste formula clings to vertical surfaces without runs or drips

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Product Size (oz.)  128 
Biodegradable  No  Concentrated  No 
Flammable  No  Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor/Outdoor 
Materials removed  Latex-based dry paint  Noncorrosive  Yes 
Odorless  No  Paint Product Type  Paint Cleaners and Removers 
Product Form  Paste  Product dispenser type  Can 
Rinse required  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  N/A 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Fantastic This stripper works great as long as you let it do the work. My parents gave me an old trunk that my grandfather used when he was a boy, and a massive Army storage chest that was also his. The trunk had been painted many times, and the storage chest was OD green from WW2. The best way to use this product is to put it on semi thick and let it sit at least half an hour, then instead of taking it off, I used a small nylon brush to work the stripper into the wood and metal. One shot was all it took. I removed the bulk of the remaining stripper with a putty knife, and the used Klean Strip After Wash to removed the rest. After than it was ready for paint and stain, December 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by What a waste of time and money. Purchased this stripper to remove the paint off my patio. I was better off just using my pressure washer by itself. Will never purchase again. February 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worthless... and takes alot of work to figure that out. I wasted a couple of hours trying this product. It does make a mess and sorta helps take almost one layer of paint off. But, It has caused me more work in my opinion. It just does not do what it says it is supposed to. It is a waste of money. December 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not the best out there You know you're in trouble with this product when the green alternative does a far superior job of paint removal. This products consistency is poor, with globs of a pearlescent white material that will not mix. Fully 1/3 of this can was an unusable glob. Very difficut to apply evenly, product dries out far too fast, even before the 15 minute window advertised. February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great Stripping Polyurethane from Wood Floor stripping teak floor; uneven surface--cannot sand flat. Used product, brushed on 3' by 3' section; the consistency of the stripper is like apple sauce; you have to apply it thick..wait only a couple of minutes then use wire brush to remove. It gets caked up like pancake batter as you scrub off (stripper with poly together) in the bristles of the brush. Bang out against the inside of a bucket and scrub once more over that same area. Repeat the process. I've tried 3 other brands and did not have near the same results as this stripper for the project I was doing. Usually I don't take the time to leave reviews--.good luck. October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great stripping 12 year old paint of a deck I purchased the Klean Strip Premium Stripper after running out of the Klean Strip Super Stripper to remove 12 years of paint from a wood deck. If you follow the instructions, you will be truly rewarded. You do have to Glob it on to get the results you want and wait 15-30 mins to see the bubbling take place. Take your metal putty knife and it comes off like magic. Some areas on the deck required 2-3 more applications. This product is fantastic. Make sure you wear gloves and safety goggles because it does burn skin. If you do get some on your skin have some water close by. Overall this is a great product. Now it is onto the Sanding, Staining and Sealing. April 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Will not work on marine paint I posted a Q&A question and was told by KleenStrip that this would work on a marine lower unit to strip the paint... well it did not. The lower unit had been re-painted a few times over the years, and was painted with just off-the-shelf spray paint for the last few coats... well the stripper worked just great on those layers, stripped the paint right off.... however, when it got to the original layer of the factory based paint (which has a high zinc content). It did not react at all, not even 1%. It simply would not touch this layer of paint no matter how much I put on. So while I would recommend this product to strip "regular" paint, I would not advise using it on marine zinc based paint, as it does absolutely nothing. December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great but glob it on! Great paint stipper. It states to paint it on with a paint brush. Use and old paint brush you no longer care for. The paint you are removing often get stuck to the paint brush if used on multiple coats. I have used it on a door with 7 coats of paint and a varnish layer. If you glob it on with the brush, it seems to strip more paint deeper through the layers. It removes about 2 layers at a time after littling the application do its magic for 15-30 minutes. One gallon is a lot as I still have a little left. Word of caution- get thick and long chemical gloves as you do not want to get this on your skin. And wear the glasses as recommended as the paint chips can fly with the chemicals on them if you are scraping hard. October 20, 2012
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