Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 69
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JustSaying Works great...if you understand what it is and its actual intended use
Deglossers are a chemical cocktail of various solvents that are used to clean and soften smooth finishes such as high-gloss paint, varnish, and lacquers. They are NOT a stripper - NOT intended to strip any significant amount of finish. The intended use is to clean off contaminants (wax, grease, oil, dirt, etc) and chemically open smooth finishes so primer can more tightly bond to the surface. You must primer fairly quickly after applying, usually within 10-minutes, e.g. while the surface is still clean and tacky. If you let it sit too long, the surface will chemically close off somewhat as the solvents evaporate off.
To use a deglosser effectively you'll want you'll still want to clean your finish with detergent and lightly sand to scour the surface. Then wipe down with mineral spirits to clean up remaining dust. Finally, wipe on the deglosser (per the instructions) and apply your first coat of primer within 10-minutes. Also, I highly recommend using a quality oil-based or bonding primer if you're painting over varnish or lacquer. Excellent results can be had.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AZLady Best Purchase Ever!
I had procrastinated about refinishing a kitchen table and chairs for 2 years--due to the sanding part. Such a pain. Luckily, a Home Depot clerk suggested this sanding sealer. It takes all the work out of sanding before refinishing! I just couldn't believe it! I put it on with a rough cloth (I didn't have a sponge), wiped in circles, let it dry for 10 minutes and used the poly/stain product. I did not sand! Unbelievable!
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HILOW333 Does its job!
Does its job. This is NOT a paint remover or stripper. It just prepares the surface to take on a new finish. I wiped it on one way and when I was going back in the opposite direction I could already feel the drag on rag. Prepped the door in minutes and gave them time to completely dry while I worked on other chores. When I came back the item was ready for paint.
Fast and easy and did not require the use of a tack rag.
If you are trying to get to bare wood this is the wrong product for you.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SharonMatty Wonderful under minwax polyshades!
I was staining a buffet with minwax polyshades. It had drawers, doors, and so many details, sanding just wasn't an option. I wiped down 2 drawers with one good coat, then went back and painted over with minwax polyshades in classic black. What I found was not to let the sander dry for too long. I maybe let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then made sure there were no globs or wet areas (I tested it with my finger... It worked best for me when it started to become very tacky!) then I painted 3 light coats of polyshades drying 24 hours between each coat.
Even though polyshades says no sanding is needed this was the least I could do. There was one drawer where I didn't rub well with the sander and the polyshades scattered like when oil meets water. I just used my brush and brushed off as much polyshades as possible in that small area went back the next day and blotted some sander on it & all was well.
For the top of the buffet I used minwax polyshades in Bombay mahogany. The sander performed just as well here.
Note: don't try to brush or foam brush this on.... A rag is the best way to go
This stuff is hard to get out of the bottle. Thick but runny at the same time. I found luck pouring some into a styrofoam bowl/plate and saturating my rag thusly. (Don't leave remains of the sander in the plate on the floor bc it will eventually eat through the styrofoam.)
October 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sunshine Klean Liquid Sander
First time I have ever used a liquid de-glosser before. In the past I have just sanded and then painted. Renovating a house where the prior owners painted all the mill-work and cabintry with oil-based paint so the thought of sanding was beyond imaginable. This de-glosser did remove the gloss. I did use medium weight steel wool to scrub the chemicals into the woodwork. It is a very manual process, but much faster than sanding everything. The gloss was knocked down and the chemical also cleaned the moldings and cabintry (I had cleaned them with detergent first and then used the Klean deglosser, but this stuff pulled off dirt that I did not even see). The priming went well and took to the deglossed services easily. Not having used other products I do not have a comparision, but overall the process went well. I would recommend this product. The cost was minimal, just a lot of elbow grease.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dld4sccr Liquid Sander
Remodeling contractor and residential landlord. Have been using this product for over 10 years
for cleaning walls prior to repainting, removing dust from sanded surfaces prior to painting.
Have used this product on exterior and interior surfaces. Have frequently recommended this product
to customers and friends. Most importantly have never had a failed paint job after using Liquid Sander.
Great Product always in my supplies.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SassieKassie This has been a tried and true product for many years
My dad and I found this when I was painting over old paneling. This stuff worked wonders! It doesn't take much product at all to make it work and then you don't have all the residue or anything to clean up afterward. If you prefer you can use a lightly damp washcloth to go over it, but not necessary. This definitely saved oooodles of time and effort.
January 18, 2014