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Model # RS01

Internet # 100665920

1-gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Remover and Environmentally Friendly

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$29.97 /each



Model # RS01

Internet # 100665920

Store SO SKU # 317773

For the past 11 years, Back to Nature has been a manufacturer of safer paint and varnish removers, lead paint abatement products, and exceptional cleaning products. Ready-Strip Plus, is a unique paint and varnish remover capable of removing up to 7 layers in a single application using a stripping tool. The revolutionary Color Change feature signals the time for paint removal. The stripper is applied to the surface and turns off-white or a pale green when the paint or varnish is READY to be removed. Ready-Strip Plus is non-flammable, biodegradable, virtually odorless and can be cleaned up with water. It does not contain methylene chloride, caustic, flammable chemicals or harmful vapors like many traditional strippers. Ready-Strip Plus avoids the uncertainty associated with other strippers that are ineffective if removed too soon, or dry out and do not work if left on too long. Ready-Strip Plus eliminates the guesswork. It is a semi-paste and therefore clings to vertical surfaces.

  • Ready-Strip Plus can remove most varieties of household paints and varnishes which are water or oil-based including, latex, stains, enamels, lacquers, clear paints as well as polyurethanes, etc
  • Can be applied on a multitude of interior and exterior surfaces including wood, plaster, concrete, brick, stone, masonry, marble, metal and fiberglass, etc
  • Ready-Strip Plus will not damage plaster or wood (discolor or raise the grain) or affect any surface it is used on
  • 1-gal. covers approximately 50 sq. ft.


Product Size (oz.) 
Materials removed 
Paint Product Type 
Paint Cleaners and Removers 
Product Form 
Product dispenser type 
Rinse required 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Yr 


Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked Extremely Well Used on several pieces of old furniture, one almost 100 years old [photo attached]. Let stripper set 24 Hours, it does dry but wet it with water, softens right up, scrape or use stripping pads. No harsh smell, just scrub with water. June 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wow.. so easy to use. We have a home built in 1902, the old lath and plaster kind with real hardwood oak trim. The trim was covered up buy 8 layers of paint some that was chipping off. Knowing about lead I wanted a safe way to get the paint off the trim and make it original again. After applying this within 30 min before I even made it to the other side of the door the paint was " bubbling off" I can not be happier I see real oak boards again. I am disabled and this was easy for me to use. May 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by didn't make the cut Packaging of the product is GREAT - performance of the product was questionable. We are "pros" at this stripping by now. Last summer we stripped half of our ENTIRE house - exterior painted wood siding. 49 years of layers and layers of old paint. We used a different stripper and it worked very well. but it is VERY expensive. So after searching around we found ready strip. We tried it. So far I'm not too impressed. I would still recommend this product for SOME jobs... It does work - but it would be more well suited for smaller job. If you have 7 or less coats of paint it probably will work alright for you... just keep in mind It dries out quicker and doesn't seem to penetrate as well as other strippers may. This causes you to have to put much more elbow grease into the job of scraping. It also makes some layers (I'm thinking it was the oil based layer) really rubbery, messy and sticky. While I HATE the idea of paying $10.00 more per gallon for other strippers - I think we will have to. Because the trade off to use Ready strip just to save the money - isn't really worth it. We would likely have to apply more coats of ready strip in order to achieve the same amount of stripping we would get from the other stripper. So we are probably not going to use ready strip anymore. Disappointed because had it worked as well as we hoped for, we could have saved 100's and 100's of dollars on gallons of stripper that we will need over the next few months. :( Not to mention the packaging is SOOOO much better than the stupid half gallon bottle that the other stripper comes in. Ready strip comes in a gallon bucket the way all thick gel strippers SHOULD come!! wish it worked great cause we would be switched over in a heartbeat. May 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by This stuff is junk I was trying to be "Green", but sometimes it is not worth it. I stripping an oak bathroom vanity, and almost threw the vanity away after using it. It removes only some of the finish and leaves a tremendous amount of gummy residue that is near impossible to get rid of. It was a horrible sticky mess. I tried multiple applications and cleaning with Paint thinner. So before giving up I bought some Goof Off stripper. Instantly everything came off and no residue. This stuff is worthless. March 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by It is the only one i will use After using other paint removers i will never use anything but ready strip it does the job with almost no smell and so much less mess. Put it on a little thick and when it starts to change color it is about time to take it off just do not let it dry to long. The trick is not to take it off to soon or let it dry. July 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overall, it's a fair to good stripper and is worth the price. I've used a regular (non-green) paint & varnish stripper (same brand) before which works better. But this one works okay. It'is a bit harder to remove than the regular one. It does have a lower odor and is fairly easy to clean. The price is reasonable. July 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible This product is awful. The instructions say to let it dry and change color to off white or light green and scrap off with a paint scrapper. If you make the mistake of using this product don't let it dry, it turns hard as cement. Before using the product I was able to scrap off two layers of non bathroom paint that was bubbling in places on my bathroom walls. It was a difficult and time intensive job, but doable. After reading the description and reviews I decided Ready-Strip would make the job easier. After applying the product and letting it sit for 5 hours about half of the product had turned color. I started in the dry areas with my scrapper and could barely get the product off the wall, let alone the paint I was trying to get off. The areas where it was still wet were gummy, the little bits that did come off the wall stuck to everything they touched. I ended up letting everything dry, borrowed a sander and spent the better part of 3 days sanding off the Ready-Strip and two layers of paint. I would have been much better off not using this product. Terrible waste of money, time, and energy. If I could I would give Ready-Strip negative stars. April 27, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by product did not perform as expected Product did not perform as I had expected it to, it goes on easy enough, and is safer than a other strippers, but the removal of the product after it has stripped is a mess. It is nearly impossible to remove the stripper from intricate areas, and on flat areas it leaves a film. I have not found anything that will remove the film or and excess stripper that is left behind. I would not recommend this product. August 7, 2012
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