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

Item no: 1067404 | 030192943021
$87.96
880  Estimated 
-+



Free pickup at your local Ace (details)
to-done LIST
?

at Your Local Ace

Ship to home is available. Leaves warehouse in 1 to 7 bus. days. (details)
STORE AVAILABILITY: Your neighborhood Ace stocks thousands of products in the quantities you need. Check with your local Ace for availability. (find your local Ace)
  • 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


This item can be shipped to your home. Or pickup this item at your local Ace Store for FREE*.

*Items shipped from our warehouse to stores in Alaska and Hawaii will receive a 70% shipping discount.

30-Day Return Guarantee

We want you to be fully satisfied with every item that you purchase from www.acehardware.com. If you are not satisfied with an item that you have purchased (excluding Gift Cards and gas-powered outdoor equipment*), you may return the item up to thirty days after the original purchase date to receive a store credit (less shipping, handling and other charges). We recommend that you make returns of online purchases to an Ace retail store near you which will issue your store credit. If you do not have an Ace retail store near you, please contact a Customer Service Specialist by calling 1-866-290-5334 for complete return instructions. Please refer to our Return Instructions for more information about returning a purchase.

The item must be returned in good condition, in original boxes (whenever possible), and with all paperwork, parts and accessories to insure full credit. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer directly.

*Gas-Powered Outdoor Equipment cannot be returned once gas or oil has been put in it, even if the Equipment has been drained of these materials.

What people are saying

sort by:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Citristrip® Safer Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel (HCG73803T) - 4 Pack
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 7 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-7

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    Great for my use

    By Joe

    from Los Angles, CA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Areas

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

        I refinish antiques that have to be refinished because the grime and dark aged finish hides the great looking wood underneath.
        I apply the stripper, and twenty minutes later take it off with clean paper towels. Then use a rinse sold by the same manufacturer.
        Another way to apply the stripper is to use a steel wool pad to lightly rub in the stripper, then go back with steel wool to remove the stripper after twenty minutes.
        After the sniper has been used and the rinse has been used, let the piece dry for a couple of days before applying the new finish.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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...

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              Displaying reviews 1-7

              Back to top

              © 2015 Ace Hardware Corporation. Ace Hardware Corporation and Ace Hardware Corporation logo are registered trademarks of Ace Hardware Corporation
              HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99% of hacker crime.

              Add Item to To-Done List

              To use this feature you must be signed-in to your account, please sign in now. If you do not have an account, please create an account to participate.

              Ace Rewards

              Ace Rewards is a free and rewarding membership program that lets you earn rewards with every purchase you make! Join now.