Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 48
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pc Good, but...
I didn't expect a fully odorless stripper as touted on the reviews and it was more true to the packaging which even states that a NIOSH breather is recommended. Did its job mostly though more elbow grease is needed to complete it. I had two epoxy layers of paint on a metal tub that remained even after two rounds of curing and scraping of the Ready-Strip. Certainly made it much easier and would consider it again. Very smelly, and full venting is needed.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yesboss Works Great!
We are refinishing the wood in an old home. This product works so much better than the original or green bucket! Took a couple days to sit on the boards and work but the results are Awesome and everything I expected in a "new" finish. Home Depot says a week to ship but really only took 3-4 days.
March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VictorianMan Works pretty well
I was pretty skeptical about how well this would work as I was looking at removing paint from some trim boards. And while it hasn't removed all the paint it has removed the vast majority of it, I would say something around 95%. The rest I guess I will sand off. The removed paint is also less messy than paint removed with a heat gun, so I would recommend this for indoor usage. The smell isn't exactly nice, but not horrible either.
February 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kramer It removed years of bottom paint off my 1980 11ft boston whaler
Patience is the key and let it soak. I had to scrape off layers as the boat paint was thick but it did the job and using a hose made it work. No toxic fumes and no acetone needed to clean the hull. It took 5 coats to get the paint off.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pierce Best Product for Stripping Brick
I used this to strip paint off of two brick chimneys. I used several other products before this, and this was definitely the best and most effective. After letting sit overnight, I was able to scrape off a thick layer of paint, leaving only a thin coloring on the brick, which I had to use a wire brush to finish. It took alot of manpower to get the last layer with a brush, but that was expected on a brick wall. Minimal fumes, so excellent for using indoors.
May 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Could be me. Did not perform
Purchased 5 gallons.
Application was removing white deck paint on the horizontal surfaces of our 20 year old 17'x27' deck as recommend by your expert. Application per instructions resulted in an excessive amount of work to barely loosen the finish. Ended up by using #64 grit sandpaper which was more effective but environmentally and physically challenging because of the pressure treated pine lumber being resurfaced.
Read all the reviews and selected this product based on it's excellent ratings. I can only conclude my circumstances and application were not proper.
September 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Reno Limited Applications
Home Depot was great at shipping the product, however, the product itself really did not work at all. We left it on overnight, but in the end used old fashioned muscle power to get the paint up.
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silverbirch Does the Job
This product can easily be spread with a paintbrush. It is about the consistency of thick applesauce. There is an odor, but no noxious fumes. Read the directions and glob it on for best results. I used it to remove several thick layers of cracked, peeling paint from red cedar siding. I also used it on an oak table that had been painted pink (!) and it lifted the layers of paint right up so that I could easily scrape them off while leaving the finish (varnish?) intact.
September 29, 2015