Model # HCG73803T

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Citristrip 1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel
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Citristrip

1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel

  • Safe for indoor use
  • No harsh fumes
  • Strips multple layers
$ 19 97 /each
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Product Overview

  • Safe for indoor use
  • No harsh fumes
  • Strips multple layers
The Citristrip 1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel removes layers of paint, both latex and oil-based paint. Its also effective at removing varnish, shellac and epoxy in 1 step. The stripper has a pleasant citrus scent and is biodegradable. Most important is that its safe for indoor use.
  • Can be used on wood, metal and masonry
  • Gel stays wet and active for up to 24 hours
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-corrosive
  • Works in 30 minutes
  • For best results, use in temperatures between 65˚ and 85˚F and away from strong breeze and hot sun
  • See label for complete instructions

Product Overview

  • Safe for indoor use
  • No harsh fumes
  • Strips multple layers
Model #: HCG73803T
Sku #: 329216
Internet #: 100141801

The Citristrip 1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel removes layers of paint, both latex and oil-based paint. Its also effective at removing varnish, shellac and epoxy in 1 step. The stripper has a pleasant citrus scent and is biodegradable. Most important is that its safe for indoor use.

WARNING! This product can expose you to chemicals including N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

  • Can be used on wood, metal and masonry
  • Gel stays wet and active for up to 24 hours
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-corrosive
  • Works in 30 minutes
  • For best results, use in temperatures between 65˚ and 85˚F and away from strong breeze and hot sun
  • See label for complete instructions

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Size (oz.)
64

Details

Biodegradable
Yes
Combustible
No
Concentrated
No
Flammable
No
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Materials removed
Oil-based dry paint
Odorless
No
Paint Tool Product Type
Paint Cleaners and Removers
Product Dispenser Type
Plastic Bottle
Product Form
Gel
Returnable
90-Day
Rinse required
Yes
Types of Surfaces Cleaned
Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: If you are not completely satisfied, return your sales receipt with a description of your complaint. Liability is limited to refund of the purchase price.

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Size (oz.)
64

Details

Biodegradable
Yes
Combustible
No
Concentrated
No
Flammable
No
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Materials removed
Oil-based dry paint
Odorless
No
Paint Tool Product Type
Paint Cleaners and Removers
Product Dispenser Type
Plastic Bottle
Product Form
Gel
Returnable
90-Day
Rinse required
Yes
Types of Surfaces Cleaned
Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: If you are not completely satisfied, return your sales receipt with a description of your complaint. Liability is limited to refund of the purchase price.

Questions & Answers

How much will 1/2 a gallon cover.

Asked by: Anonymous
You could do two large hutches with one bottle
Answered by: Painter
Date published: 2018-08-23

I have hard wood floors in my apartment and it looks like there are a couple different layers of ...

I have hard wood floors in my apartment and it looks like there are a couple different layers of paint, maybe 3. I can lay down some duct tape and pull it up. How could I get it up with paint stripper. I don's want to sand it.
Asked by: Devyn11007
This stripper worked best for me with wire brushes. I don’t know how your floors will take to the brushes though.
Answered by: brussels25
Date published: 2018-08-05

Will this remove latex paint from wood doors

Asked by: 49dodge
yes, easily
Answered by: NeedsService
Date published: 2018-09-08

will this product remove epoxy paint off of cast iron tub

Asked by: Pete
Read the MSDS before use. Several professional tub refinishers died recently from using this chemical without proper ventilation, which led to new regulations from EPA/OSHA.
Answered by: Ian
Date published: 2018-06-03
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Customer Reviews

1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 590.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product hightly recommend Purchased this product a few days ago, 12 quarts, since the product does not come in the gallon size. I used the paste on the hallway and the steps. The paste gave the hallway a pleasant citrus odor. I underestimated the powerful use of this product. I left it on overnight. The next day all of the 3-4 layers of paint was penetrated. I covered a larger area than I could have completed in one session. The next day I returned to remove the remainder of the paste on the wood. Surprisingly the paste did not harden on the wood, removing the paint was extremely easy. Word of caution when using this product definately cover the floor, because the paste leaves a pink stain which is extremely difficult to remove from the floor. I have used several other paint strippers before but citristrip is definately the most superior of the strippers. Citristrip makes stripping paint seem so effortless. I am so excited that I am looking around the house for pfrojects to strip. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2 Projects 2 different results. The CITRISTRIP stripping gel worked great on my FIRST project which was stripping the steps inside my house. It did not have any bad odor or harsh fumes just a strong citrus scent, I applied it generously to the steps and let it sit over night, the next day the stripper had done its job it had bubbled up and the scraping and clean up went very well and the gel did not damage the wood at all. One word of caution make sure you wear gloves and goggles when using this product I accidently got some in my arm and it did start to give a burning sensation. Now onto my Second project with CITRISTRIP , I applied the stripper to an old trestle table I was restoring , the results were totally opposite , no pealing of the paint at all. I would recommend the CITRISTRIP to anyone interested in purchasing it however do a small test area first and see how it is going to perform on your project if it works then great if it does not then you can return it to HOME DEPOT. (I take time to do product reviews, help keep me doing them by rating my review) hope this review was helpful.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Removed 4 years of solvent based sealer on concrete block pavers. After trying Xylene in a last ... Removed 4 years of solvent based sealer on concrete block pavers. After trying Xylene in a last ditch effort to correct the white splotches I wanted something less caustic. Used about 16oz on a 9x9 test section, covered with trashbags to keep moist, left for 2.5 hours and used an electric pressure washer with 2000psi to blast off the residue.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I purchased this product to remove years of paint from a wooden wainscot ceiling in my mom's sun ... I purchased this product to remove years of paint from a wooden wainscot ceiling in my mom's sun room. This product seems to work best on thin layers of paint: one or two coats. Anything more than that is a serious struggle. For stripping projects involving multiple caked on layers; like you may find in old houses or apartment buildings, I would consider using a product which is not environmentally friendly. I'm not prone to using caustic chemicals which harm the earth, but this product barely harms the paint it should be removing. It smells great while it's working. But even an eighth inch layer dries within 20 minutes and doesn't seem to continue penetration once it's dry. The manufacturer indicates that it will remain active for up to 24 hours, but that has not been my experience. The longer I let it set, the more likely the paint will re-harden and require coating again and only remove a thin surface layer. My experience is that if you need to remove seven layers of paint, you will need to apply this product seven times at least and wait up to half an hour after each application before scraping.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best stuff ever! I love this product. Bought a fixer upper to find out all the painted trim is oa... Best stuff ever! I love this product. Bought a fixer upper to find out all the painted trim is oak. Citristrip is amazing for this. It has a nice orange smell with no nasty odors so you can use it inside. Also since it's a gel, I could paint it on the trim still attached to the wall without worrying about my wood floors (I still had a drop cloth of course). You can paint it and walk away which is nice. Just make sure you get back to it before it dries. It can be a pain to get off once it does. It's a great product and will strip anything it comes in contact with. I had some accidentally get on the plastic window casing. It didn't hurt it, but it did make it bubble slightly. Also it striped the paint off my metal air vent. Bonehead move on my part. Will definitely always buy. I've got two bedrooms down and the rest of the house to go. Happy Stripping!
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best that I have used I tried a couple other strippers before "thankfully" finding Citristrip. This stuff does the trick. I had a bedroom suit that had several layers of stubborn varnish and paint. They didn't stand a chance against Citristrip. The old varnish and paint just laughed at the other strippers. They took a couple coats and then they didn't strip near as well as Citristrip. The secret is to brush on a nice THICK coat and let it sit for awhile. The little bit of remaining residue comes off easily with a rag and after wash. If you have a thick layer of residue remaining (which I doubt) then use after wash and a #1 steel wool pad then follow with a rag using after wash again. The stainless pad has the added benefit of a course sanding. (always go with the grain) You can use the Citristrip indoors according to the label but I didn't simply because the after wash should not be used indoors without a respirator. It will stink up the house. Save yourself some time and use this product. One application is all you will need.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works okay, not consistently bubbling up the paint layers. Need mutiple applications. Okay. This product has a mild orange scent. Don't let that fool you, its not the citrus that is peeling away the paint but a chemical doing the work. Is it as strong as the other paint strippers that has warning labels that can almost kill you? No. Does it bubble up the paint layers? Yes, but not consistently. Some areas you need to apply second coat of the stuff, lay it on thick too. Or you have to go over the paint surface with a little bit of sandpaper to scratch the paint surface a bit. In some paint areas it just didn't work at all, just dried up to a chalking fllm until I used some sandpaper to scratch the surface then reapplied this gel. For those areas that bubbled up, yes it was clean underneath and easy to remove, for other areas still had to do some scrapping and a sanding sponge abit. Would I still use it in the future? Sure, but realize the tradeoff in comparison to the performance to the harsh chemical paint strippers that comes in a "metal" container.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from All the newer/safer by EPA Standard chemicals are weak substitutes for the stronger and more capa... All the newer/safer by EPA Standard chemicals are weak substitutes for the stronger and more capable ones of the Past. This stripper works, but it will only penetrate into the first coating of paint on a surface. This will cause you to have to paint it on...wait...scrape off what you can and repeat. Over and over. I became frustrated and just ended up pulling out my 41/2 grinder with a wire cup-wheel brush and taking paint off like that. All that said, this may just be as good as it gets anymore. Sad. Project: stripping down to metal, two exterior metal shed doors.
Date published: 2018-08-08
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