Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack

Item no: 1067404 | 030192943021
$87.96
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  • 1/2 Gallon
  • Strips multiple layers of latex and oil based paint, varnish, lacquer, enamel, polyurethane, shellac, acrylics and epoxy
  • Works on wood, metal and masonry surfaces
  • Works within 30 minutes, stays active for up to 24 hours
  • Non-caustic and safe for indoor use
  • No harsh fumes
  • Contains no methylene chloride
  • Biodegradable.
  • Fresh citrus scent
  • Plastic bottle


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Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack
 
3.7

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67%

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Pros

  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (4)
    • Small areas (4)
    • Detailed work (3)
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      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)

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    5.0

    Good stuff

    By Cal

    from Kennewick WA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy to use
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack:

      Love this stuff! I use it on everything that need stripping for refinishing, Doors, hinges, fine furniture etc. I can use it indoors, in a closed area in the winter without danger. Put it on, let it sit for about an hour, scrape off. Thicker is better for first coat since it is absorbed, if the first use didn't get all of the prior finish put another thin layer on. DO NOT LET IT SIT TOO LONG! It will dry out and the paint, varnish etc will thicken and restick. It that happens, add more citristrip, wait a little and scrape it off with the finish. Excess application and overspills dry to a white powder that brushes off, unless it spills on a finish. It doesn't work as well on multiple layers of paint as it does on varnishes and laquers, as it only gets one or two layers at a time, for that you're better off with a heat gun, finish with Citristrip. Doesn't work on wood stains at all since they penetrate the wood and this stuff doesn't. Latex gloves or similar are recommended. The Citristrip doesn't hurt my hands but the mixture of Citristrip and removed finish are a sticky mess to clean off.

       
      5.0

      awesome environmental stripper

      By j-dog

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • No oddor
      • Use indoors
      • Works on adhesive

      Cons

      • Needs larger size

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack:

      I liked the fact that I could leave it on for a long period, let it work, and go work on another project.
      Also, Im renovating a multi use space and no one has complained about smell or fumes.
      It cleans up well.
      The only complaint is that it is not available in larger sizes.

       
      5.0

      great on cabinet doors

      By DIY Home Remodeler

      from Kapaa, HI

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Work
        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack:

        First time i tried i let this stuff sit too long and it barely worked. Second time i applied generous portions and tried about an hour later and it was smmmooooothhhh like butter coming off my cabinet door that had latex paint ontop of some airbrushed artwork paint ontop of a varnish or lacquer product. worked great when I USED IT PROPERLY. something tells me earlier post may not have applied enough product or let it sit too long...

         
        5.0

        Worked for me on multiple finishes

        By Frankie

        from Thurmont, MD

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to apply
        • Good smell - no fumes

        Cons

        • Strong - use rubber glove

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Work
        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack:

        I have used this product on a wood deck, a painted bed frame, painted brass hinges - used entire bottle - going back to get more today for a new project. I used it to get old stain off my deck before restaining and then scrubbed with a wire pad and it worked great. Used it on bed rails to strip before painting - worked fine with a scraper - needed to take paint off of some hinges - threw them in the bucket and let them soak overnight and the paint washed right off under water the next day. This product was much nicer than harsh strippers I have worked with previously. You do need to use gloves and put on a heavy coat to get old paint off - painting it on with a brush might not be enough product - I used my hands to rub it onto the surfaces so it was heavy enough to really soak into the old paint.

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        1.0

        Does not work!

        By James

        from Etters, PA

        About Me Professional

        Pros

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • None doesn't work

          Comments about Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack:

          I would have to agree with the earlier post. This product does not work. Not only did I waste my money but lots of time as well trying to remove paint with this. I let it sit for 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 5 hours... 2 days. I reapplied, several times, NOTHING! It doesn't work. It does have a nice smell though but if that's what you're looking for, get a candle!

          I would totally recommend this product... to my enemy!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Didn't work

          By Avid DIYer

          from Columbia City,IN

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Smell good

          Cons

          • Waste of time

          Best Uses

          • Non so far

          Comments about Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack:

          Refinishing a dining room table and chairs Wanted something a safer than the chemical stripper. First coat lifted some of the finish but not all. The second coat let it set 12 hours covered with plastic wrap what had dried was a pain to remove. Thought I had it all off sanded and it plugged the sander right up. After an hour of a plastic putty knife, sanding and denatured alcohol I once again thought done it looked good. I let it set for 24 hours to dry.
          Looked good started to put on a finish and I noticed balls of stripper building up stopped again. Still waiting for it to dry (24 hours again) Will have to hand scrape the entire piece to make sure its all gone. Next time I stick with a chemical stripper.

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