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1 qt. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel Non-NMP

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Product Overview

For even the newest DIY’er, CITRISTRIP® is the effective brand of removers that has a fresh citrus scent. Use CITRISTRIP® Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel to remove dried latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, polyurethane and shellac from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. It removes five layers of dried latex paint in under one hour. Keep out of reach of children.
  • No harsh fumes
  • Removes dried latex and oil-based paint
  • Strips multiple layers
  • CITRISTRIP® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel is easy to use.
  • Stays wet and active for up to 24 hours allowing stripping of multiple layers in one step.
  • Removes dried latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, polyurethane and shellac.
  • Strips multiple layers from wood, metal and masonry surfaces.
  • No methylene chloride or NMP.
  • Removes five layers of dried latex paint in under one hour.
  • No harsh fumes. Fresh citrus scent.

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Recommended SurfacesBare Floor,Brick,Carpet,Ceramic Tile,Concrete,Deck,Fabric,Glass,Graffiti,Hard Non-Porous Surfaces,Laminate,Low-Pile Carpet,Marble,Masonry,Metal,Mirror,Multisurface,Quartz,Rubber,Stainless Steel,Stone,WoodWoodWood
Container Size22 Ounce1 Quart64 Ounce
Materials RemovedEnamel,Graffiti,Latex-based dry paint,Latex-based wet paint,Oil-based dry paint,VarnishVarnishVarnish
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Quart

Details

Biodegradable
Biodegradable
Combustibility
Not Combustible
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Materials Removed
Varnish
Number per Package
1
Paint Prep & Cleanup Product Type
Paint Stripper
Product Dispenser Type
Plastic Bottle
Product Form
Gel
Recommended Surfaces
Wood
Returnable
90-Day
Solvent Type
Water-Based

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
no

Questions & Answers

104Questions28Answers

is this safe to use on fiberglass doors

Asked by door May 30, 2021
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Answers

No, CitriStrip should only be used as indicated on the label on wood, metal or masonry. We have other products that can be used on fiberglass. Please contact our CitriStrip helpline at 1-844-969-1376 so that we can better assist you.

Can this be used to take off old worn chipping paint on a outdoor deck?

Asked by Katie May 29, 2021
3
Answers

It can be used to remove paint from wood. However, it is not recommended on large areas or in heat above 85 degrees. Please contact our CitriStrip helpline at 1-844-969-1376 if you have additional questions.

Can this be used to remove epoxy floor paint?

Asked by georgia May 24, 2021
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Answers

CitriStrip will remove epoxy but it is not recommended for areas this large or on floors. Contact a local flooring company and see what they recommend.

would it remove porcelain paint from a tub?

Asked by sky98 May 17, 2021
4
Answers

No, CitriStrip is only recommended on wood, masonry or metal and is there is not adequate ventilation to use in a tub. Please contact our CitriStrip helpline at 1-844-969-1376 if you have additional questions.

Can this be sprayed on with a pressure washer?

Asked by Hotmama April 30, 2021
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Answers

Hotmama - No, CitriStrip is a very thick gel that should be applied 1/8 to 1/16 of an inch thick. If applying to wood, water from the pressure washer will raise the grain and new paint or coating will peel. Please contact our CitriStrip helpline at 1-844-969-1376 so that we can discuss your project

Will this work with bottom paint on fiberglass

Asked by Rickyb April 28, 2021
2
Answers

Yes. Point to know is only do small areas at a time. Trying to strip too large an area would result in it drying out and making matters worse.

Is this safe to use to remove wood stain overspray on vinyl siding?

Asked by Coach April 26, 2021
1
Answer

Coach - Citristrip 17 oz. Paint and Varnish Stripper Aerosol should not be used on and may discolor the vinyl siding. Please contact our CitriStrip helpline at 1-844-969-1376 if you have additional questions.

Would this work to strip paint off of a popcorn ceiling?

Asked by Psylentknight April 22, 2021
2
Answers

Psylentknight - CitriStrip is not recommended for use on ceilings or large areas. Please contact our CitriStrip helpline at 1-844-969-1376 if you have additional questions.

can this product be used to remove epoxy grout paint from sanded grout (floor)? The original gro...

Asked by GDino April 21, 2021
2
Answers

Employee recommended this product. It’s terrible. Would not this product

Could i use this to remove coating on cabinets?

Asked by Dee April 12, 2021
4
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Yes

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 1,018 reviews
  • 68% recommend this product
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Formula change is not good
Beware! The good reviews are about the old formula. It used to work great. The new formula is crap. I was stripping my dining table. Did half with the old formula and ran out. Next bottle i bought was the new formula. The stain just isnt coming off and I’ve tried 3 different times. So disappointing.
by Frustratedcustomer
13 people found this helpful
Don't make my mistake!
I suppose this would be fine to use on small piece of furniture with simple lines, but I got way in over my head and have a huge mess on my hands. I have two antique spindly bed frames that I needed to strip. I slopped this stuff all over both beds and let them sit overnight. By the next morning some of it had already dried on and it took SO long to scrape the gloppy mess off all the intricate details that the rest dried on over the course of the next 2 days. Now I'm on round 3 of applying and scrapping and I just don't know what to do. Bottom line: this stuff is possibly NOT as affective as it claims to be. I've read MANY accounts from ppl who say the formula has been changed in recent years and it is not as powerful as it used to be! BUT it may work just fine for you if you do small, manageable areas at a time and just know it'll prob take a couple applications to work (which can be time consuming and get expensive!). Whatever you do, DON'T let it dry on your piece!
by Akw
8 people found this helpful
Bike frame magic!
I used this to strip the original paint off a 10 year old bike. It worked like magic. After only one hour the paint was literally falling off the frame. SOO much easier than sanding. To be clear there were small patches here and there that I either need to hit a second time or scrape off by hand. But over all, what could have been an all day, or multiple day, project ended up taking just a couple hours. The attached picture is after one hour and I hadn't even started pulling the paint off my self yet.
by LAGreg
7 people found this helpful
Single coat per application
While this product is up to current EPA standards and works to strip paint I find it far less effective than banned Methylene Chloride stripper. I used to get 2-3 coats off per application and this stuff will only take off a single coat per application and usually requires 2 applications when using on oil based paints. Application isn’t easy because it doesn’t flow well, requires allot of pushing around to coat evenly. I will continue to use because there really are no good alternatives but I’m far from satisfied with it having used far more effective products in the past. Apply stripper, wrap with plastic wrap, repeat.
by vegtalam
8 people found this helpful
Wash it off.
I used this on a porch swing. It worked pretty well to take the old stain off. Still needed a good palm sanding, however. Nice that it has no toluene and doesn't smell bad and you really don't need a mask so I could use in my shop in the basement. Wrap with Saran wrap to keep it wet. I recommend, however that you wash well if you get any on you. Here's why. I applied it with a new three inch foam brush. When i was done, i dropped the brush on newspaper on my work bench. I came back about a week later and found what you see in the photo. It basically ate the foam off the holder. :-)
by Doug
3 people found this helpful
Very good product and plesent smelling. I found some helpful hints on YouTube how to enhance its ...
Very good product and plesent smelling. I found some helpful hints on YouTube how to enhance its effects. Lay down a good coating of Citristrip and then cover it with plastic, I bought a cheap paint brush, plastic scrapers and plastic tarp at Home Depot for this. Make sure the plastic is in full contact with the CitriStrip. I let it sit a few hours, on the touch panels I left it overnight. Remove the plastic and scrap with a plastic scraper. In my case the varnish came off easy. Some sanding and the original wood came through.
by Marman56
6 people found this helpful
I bought this as well as the the liquid version, its safe for my wife who is an asthmatic and has...
I bought this as well as the the liquid version, its safe for my wife who is an asthmatic and has great results. I used both with great results.
by Bobby
3 people found this helpful
Outstanding product plus its mostly natural which is a bonus, my wife has sever asthma and this p...
Outstanding product plus its mostly natural which is a bonus, my wife has sever asthma and this product does not effect her breathing at all.
by Bobby
Great for indoor paint removal
If you want a safe paint stripper for indoors, CitriStrip does a good job. The new formula is not as efficient as the older formula, and it does not seem to spread as well, it is very jelly like, on gloss paint it really has a hard time sticking to the project. I had about 4 layers of old oil base gloss paint, and it took three applications. I do not goob CitriStrip on like some of the videos show. A layer of CitriStrip goes on and then 3-4 hours later it is scrapped off. I also use wax paper to cover the project to keep the stripper from drying out. A metal scrapper is a must. Then another coat and another scrapping event. Everything is scrubbed with soapy water after it is done. I might try another brand, but working inside a house really limits what can be used.
by Barleyman
5 people found this helpful
DO NOT USE on vinyl siding
I recently restained my deck and had a few drops of stain get on the vinyl siding of my house. I watched a few videos that recommended this product. I bought the spray can because of the small amount that I needed. I followed the directions and even tried it in a small area first. It worked great, until I washed it off and it dried. You could see where the product ran down the siding from the rinse. My house is less than 4 years old and now I have to replace vinyl siding.
by KYproblems
2 people found this helpful
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