Love that you blogged on this… going to go and get me some so that I may tackle this project and check it off my list! ;), I know you’ll be rewarded for your hard work with a beautiful piece. I used Citristrip a few years ago and loved it. I did my kitchen table, in place, and everyone tolerated it fine. :), Awesome! Thanks for all the fabulous ideas! Great comparison post! Finally, if all other options have failed. The top-selling brand of removers, thinners, solvents, fuels and heavy-duty cleaners for home and industry. That will look fantastic!! 79 Thanks for the tip. Jasco. So I brought it home and tolerated its chippy white paint job for many moons until it dawned on me. My husband will appreciate it. Your post title is a hoot! Can’t wait to see finished proj. Active ingredient: N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) Strength: A ⅛-inch coat removes up to seven layers of paint. It I highly recommend it. Love the stuff. Hard work but the end product is Oh so Fabulous! Leave the coating undisturbed for about 20 minutes, until the paint begins to bubble up. was a pain in the neck! Now I wish I had pictures to document my stupidity! When we first bought our house we started sanding the trim to prep for paint and it was chipping off so I (a completely inexperienced DIYer) decided “Hey, lets put paint stripper on ALL the door jambs” while my boyfriend was at work. I know this in an old post, but I have a piece of furniture that I plan to strip and I was wondering if you have used a heat gun to strip vs. chemical methods and what do you think about it? Citristrip Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel. I wanted to transform this little dresser into something with a little more personality and a Provencal feel. It has orange like smells and very easy to apply as compared to other chemical based paint strippers. i am going to try the citrus one as well. That style would make a nice statement piece in an otherwise neutral room! Paint can usually be removed from these surfaces the easiest with a paint stripper such as Klean Strip Stripper. You have to wait longer but your not decreasing your life span either! It was a disaster! There were so many layers of paint that I think by the time I got down to the wood, the tables circumference was a full inch smaller. Reply. So thank you…you rock! Good luck with the next step. I had a great armoire, and it was so tough to strip…the table that is. A powerful, industrial-strength remover but with a citrus scent, Citristrip Gel stays wet and active for up to 24 hours, allowing you to strip multiple layers in one step. 86 List List Price $17.79 $ 17 . Thanks! If I ever tackle a project that needs it, I’d hate to use the one that you had a problem with on the sides, in addition to the smell. ~judi ;) It’s so hard to pick and choose which pieces we are going to keep for ourselves and the ones to put out in our little shops. However, since it was stained we had to use Multi-Strip. Thnx a bunch. I’d like to offer a suggestion to your readers……if you’re ever in a bind and need to clean a brush DO NOT use the stripper on the Left to attempt this! Always felt I was shortening my life whenever I breathed the stuff. I’m about to take on a similar project for my new (old) dining room table! Dwell time: 30 minutes to 24 hours Removal: Scrape off the paint with a plastic scraper, and use an abrasive pad and mineral spirits to remove any lingering residue. To the top and sides of the dresser, I applied the old school KleanStrip. Count me as another fan who is grateful to you for doing this comparison test. Shop CitriStrip 32-fl oz Regular Stripper Paste in the Paint Strippers & Removers department at Lowe's.com. Thanks so much I was looking for a good review on citrusstrip that I could trust. Explore More on Homedepot.com. :). I used a tooth brush to remove the icky stuff. Do you have any suggestions on what to do with an ornate antique framed mirror that was antiqued decades ago. LOL Then I spray painted it a very shiny silver after seeing so many inspiration photos of such. Good luck with the project. Really good to know about Citristrip, and yet again, I’m uber jealous of your TWENTY DOLLAR thrift store find! Citristrip: This wood stripper is an orange gel, best on furniture details and flat surfaces since it is thin. Its gel structure makes it ideal for use on both vertical and horizontal surfaces leading to fast effective penetration and stripping. Can’t wait to see the final product. I am a Scarlett girl through and through so I truly appreciated her interjection on the matter. I’ve used this product in the past with great success to remove a thin layer of paint. Especially not the cheap stuff haha, but lesson learned! i love how it look going on – so fun, like an adult version of Gak. Trust me on this one…I stripped all 23 doors in my house and had it down to a science on the last one. The You Tube videos make it look relatively easy. Thanks so much for doing this little experiment and sharing the results. I have an entire bedroom set to refinish and both types are sitting in my basement to try. you are too funny. Worth every minute:-) and this way you get the fun of making it EXACTLY what you want! I’m anxious to see your finished product. Don’t ask me what the hairy heck I was thinking when I tried this but it was late, everything was closed and I probably had inhaled far to many paint fumes that evening. It would dry out before bubbling the paint and when I did scrape it off it left an oily residue so I couldn’t repaint my project for a week while I figured out how to get the residue off. We used Citristrip on our kitchen floor that was covered in mastic and two VERY ugly layers of linoleum. I have a project I’ve been waiting to do, it involves stripping – now, I can jump in and do it with confidence! Thanks for the inspiration! so glad to know of the new kid on the block. This makes it a really helpful product if you want to repaint an item or simply erase the mistakes of a painter. I also appreciate your correct word usage/spelling. Citristrip!! And for further information, or a cure for your insomnia, please refer to my blog policies. Hopefully it will work for me? and then that sheet of latex pulling off? Citristrip 64 oz. Don’t mind me if I save this photo for inspiration later down the road. Well. stripping is a dirty business, but someone’s gotta do it! I love your patina dresser and it sounds like I will be using Citristrip. Can’t wait to see it! that’s just awesome! I used citristrip to strip the carpet adhesive off hardwood floors in 4 rooms and a hallway. I needed its drawers to store all sorts of family things like those gym membership cards I rarely use, or the computer cords that belong to some contraption lost somewhere in my house. The name of your post is comical! Never thought i’ld enjoy a post on strippers lol looking forward to the finished product! But you have encouraged me…and I have my office floor to do. I’ve never stripped (paint) before. Your email address will not be published.*. I also love the rustic look. Those of you who have stripped paint before know this is not any fun by any definition. Looking forward to seeing it all finished. If it does then maybe I will try your technique? Citristrip QCSG801 Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel. Enter the two contenders. Now a photo and real life can differ very much so but I do like the funky look. I appreciate all the creativity, too:). I’m glad to hear the more “natural” paint stripper worked so well (even though it took longer) Can’t wait to see what the finished dresser looks like. Love this post, too funny! Conclusion:  after these two strippers duked it out on the same layers of paint, I have to vote Citristrip for all my future uses, even though it takes a lot longer to work (up to 24 hours). This is certainly the way to go!! Lead very bad. I was excited to see this show up in my Google Reader this morning, and on my next stripping job I am going to use the CitriStrip! LOL. paint, I’m sure is different than varnish. More Products Carsen 42 in. ... "Work on small sections at a time," Aylott advises, and apply the paint uniformly, so it will strip the paint evenly. So I stripped. I can’t wait until I see your finished dresser. Ha. What a great post Kate! Keep the conversation going! gail. Wish I had tried Citristrip a few years ago. The five-in-one came in handy again to scrape most of the paint off the top. (It’s my favorite movie of all time.) 4.3 out of 5 stars 2,818. I will feel better using the Citristrip now. The work of a paint stripper is to remove the old paint from wood or metal surface. The details on that beauty, I’m practically crying over here!! Hello, I’m Kate! (Oh oh, will I start getting even more spam now that I typed the word, “stripper”??) I can’t wait to see it. Note to self …use citristrip! =-). I happen to have a bottle of the “orange goodness” in my garage and a few huge projects to use it on. i cannnnot wait to see the outcome. Powerful and budget-friendly paint and varnish remover – it can strip away up to 32 layers at a time. Can’t wait to see the end result…. I’m a renovator, decorator, pattern maker, and globetrotter who writes about great interior design, smart home improvement, and my travel adventures. that could get addicting! I just purchased a dresser off Craig’s List and was wondering where to get started. I’m thoroughly impressive with that pink stuff. Thanks so much for introducing me to the kinder, gentler stripper! Can’t wait to see your finished product! Or clean socks on muddy feet. Tee hee, I like this post. And thanks for the side by side review! I can’t think of the name of it but I am thinking that I will have to wait for it to warm up some before I finish it. Lots of painty guck (hopefully most of it) should be stuck to it. Head to Head Test. Klean-Strip Paint Stripper – Best Paint Stripper for Multi-Layer Stripping. Do you recommend I use citrus trip for this? The original hardwood floors not only had adhesive but layers and layers of paint in some spots and it all came up insanely easy! It was the perfect fit for my mud room niche by the back door. Tub" to the compare list. That post was perfect for me! Now in the process of prettifying this piece, I hope you remember to lavish some attention on the inside, too!! Citristrip is going to be my new companion. I’m really glad you posted this. Ugh, the horror stories! I have so often stood in the paint aisle and debated on which products to buy/try. Looking forward to seeing the new and improved dresser. Whew!..I got tired looking at all that work.It reminds me of child birth.You see (man) Love (man) carry baby in tummy ,then strip down ( delivery room) & voila!! I just had flashbacks of stripping a table with a thousand crevices, though-so nothing with crevices ;), You are brave and I am in awe…..but more impressively, girl, you can write. CitriStrip. Unfortunately, after reading about your labors, I can understand why furniture gets painted over and over and over again. I love how you can tell the most boring task in a funny and inspiring way. wow, so cool that citristrip worked for you…maybe I’ll try it again. There were several layers of paint all over this baby, and I had no idea what kind of paint it was. I have to work on being more patient with my furniture projects. I tested a small inconspicuous area…but I did not have great results. Now for Step Two of my ‘Patina Project’. I just need to research if it can strip stained wood or not also to clean up some old dressers I have. Unpopular with the greener public for its toxic reputation and the methylene chloride pumping through its veins. Cute post! But this time, I was dealing with multiple layers. I tried to strip paint of a table I had and I hated the whole operation I ended up junking the table- right to the trash. . Bottom line, I’m channeling Scarlett O’Hara, and raising my fist to the air . Klean-Strip Paint Stripper should be the best option for you if you are looking for a solution to strip several layers of paint quickly. I will definitely be getting me some Citristrip. . How do you go about painting a vintage piece with a stain and poly finish? It was pleasant smelling, squishy, and a strangely attractive color, unlike anything you’d expect in a paint stripper. I’ll be working on my thrift find and send you a pic of end product.Thanks for the encouragement. I have been a KleanStrip girl all along because I knew it worked (for the most part) and was nervous about the non-chemical, citrius smelling stripper. . We have also used Back to Nature MultiStrip very successfully in our kitchen mini-redo & other projects. I love it! who knew it would be so enjoyable to learn about stripping… ha. :-). I think it’ll look really cool when you’re done. I’m not sure how to patina yet. I’ve done a tutorial on it here: http://shannahhayley.blogspot.com/2010/03/pretty-drawers.html. the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com, Great find on that dresser! The sander is not stripping away the plaster…. Sprays easily into cracks and crevices, making it the ideal choice for refinishing detailed pieces. Dumond Chemicals, Inc. 3332 Smart Strip Advanced Paint Remover, 1 Quart. Check out my blog for more info. The longer you leave it on, the more it penetrates the coat, thus making it easier to scrape off. I can’t wait to see you work your magic on the dresser. I will use it next time! I’m sure it was right next to the yucky kleanstrip I used. I am surrounded with gobs of sticky paint and a sore hand from trying to scrub it all off. And, Cindy T, thanks for the bonus tip of adding plastic wrap over the top to discourage evaporation. And can’t wait to see the finished product! Then I tried this little stainless steel brush and it helped a lot, but not quite enough. Yes Claudia, try the Citrustrip, it worked well for me! i need confidence. New to all this painting stuff. I want it! It keeps it damp longer and definitely speeds things up. I can see why you bought this wonderful little dresser. I’ve printed your post and plan to go with the Citristrip. Count me as another person looking forward to seeing the results. I am going to try the citristrip. Thanks for the comparison. The previous owner painted something wrong over something wrong without the proper prep, and the paint is peeling away in big chunks like a bad sunburn. How well the paint stripper does its job depends on its manufacturing quality. Great post and super informative. I know, that might sound silly, because I love to refinish and paint furniture. After applying Multi-Strip with either brush, spray or roller, wipe away from surfaces that are not intended for paint removal with a cloth. YOU”RE THE BEST!!! Thank you!!!!! Ooh, I can’t wait to see how your dresser turns out. brilliant headline and excellent training wrapped up in engaging prose. Oh thanks!!! I’ll be posting about the makeover soon! I removed very resistant paint with this method. I really enjoy your blog. Anyway, I’ll start with Citristrip. I am getting ready to tackle a desk that I painted a long time ago and it peeled on the top. We’re redoing a former junker of a desk for my college-aged niece. In this case I wasn’t comfortable adding yet another layer of paint to this particular dresser since I wanted some parts of the wood to show through. Good to know there’s a better option! Great tutorial and funny! Ooh, I just love the dresser – and how I love awesome Craig’s List finds! I vote for non-toxic hands down! It went on easy, didn't have any bad off gassing, worked quick, and I do believe it would've pulled off well if it was just a paint job. I love how you’ve documented each step so far! When engaging in any form of stripping, furniture or otherwise, it’s a good idea to use protection. A better smelling way to strip multiple layers of paint outdoors and indoors, the gel clings well to vertical surfaces and stays active for up to 24 hours. :) I can’t wait to see the end result! I will be returning to this post when I tackle my vintage vanity and little matching bed. After about 15 minutes, this started to happen. : ) Wow, I am sold!! this makes me excited, since it’s been awhile since i’ve looked at paint strippers and i didn’t know there was an eco-friendly version out, *and* it works really well. I usually use KleanStrip but I want to try the other kind now too. To the drawers I applied the Citristrip. your hard work will certainly be worth it when you finish- you’d pay tons of money for that look from a store. A better smelling way to strip multiple layers of paint outdoors and indoors, the gel clings well to vertical surfaces and stays active for up to 24 hours. i am just about to strip an old farm table i have to refinish in a rustic feel as well. Loved the Scarlett reference. T, Dimensional art as decorative display! Use CITRISTRIP® Paint and Varnish Stripping and Removing Paste to remove multiple layers of dried latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, polyurethane and shellac from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. Or something sort of like that. I've always, Who’s spending time getting organized this month, http://shannahhayley.blogspot.com/2010/03/pretty-drawers.html. ok. that was funny. If the finish you're trying to remove isn't varnish, you may be able to strip it with a solvent and sidestep the trouble of using caustic chemicals. I am usualy into instant gratification, but for all the right reasons, I would be willing to wait (even 24 hours) for a great result. “National Integrated Cancer Control Act” I am so glad I just read this! If you didn't get every single bit cleaned out, it would come back and bite you during refinishing. wow that does seem messy, but thanks for finding out which works better! Nauseating at times. Great to know that there are products out there that take paint layers off of your dresser without taking years off of your life!! And indeed, this product features exceptional characteristics. I’m another Citristrip-lover!!!! Kate. Good luck on it and I hope it works out well for you. After one application of the KleanStrip, all I accomplished was this. I always use citristrip. Good to know that the kinder, safer stripper won out. I redid some shutters for my kitchen and was so impressed at how well it did. My pet peeve is when one uses “there” for “their”, “your” for “you’re”, etc. PS- I meant to type, “Uh oh.” Not “Oh oh”. I’ve never tried Citristrip before, but I’m going to look for it the next time I have to strip any furniture. Since my ultimate plan was to give it a rustic antique French country look, I boldly decided to strip all those layers off. lol. love your blog! I was not sure what this post was about when I saw it in the reader but I am glad at least the citristrip worked for you. :). I just filled all the holes with paintable wood filler, then sanded the putty down after it was dry. can i just say i am smitten? thank you for this boost!!! :) Informative and oh so funny. Love it!! thanks for the product comparision. Thank you so much for this post – I am going with Citristrip next time for sure! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. PEEL AWAY 1 PAINT REMOVER. P.S. Holy moly will that brush ever be the biggest goopie mess you’ve ever seen in your life! Pros are that it works well in stripping multiple layers of old paint, including paint that contains lead. An, Your staircase wall space is the perfect spot for, Weekend links are live and include this nature ins, My fascination with relief artwork continues... on, One design movement caused by the pandemic is the, Who else is loving the return of green cabinets? A safer, better smelling line of products to strip multiple layers of dried paint. “If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill . $11.72 $ 11. So much to my delight when I read “its drawers to store…”, “its chippy white paint job…” You’d be amaze how many awful blog writers are out there! . Then go back awhile later and lift the plastic wrap off. Our Good Senator as Guest Speaker on Polytechnic Univer... Universal Health Care. In the left corner, weighing in at 32 fluid ounces was the old school KleanStrip, famous for its speed and paint crushing abilities. I’m glad to know there is another product that works. Follow all manufacturer guidelines when using either of these products for your safety. I don’t exactly have the shabby look around here, but I was thinking of hanging it over my bed since my blogging friends told me my current picture no longer matches my changed up room. This dresser’s proportions were perfect and its price was right ! I am going to have to give Citristrip a try! I just bought some Kleanstrip for an upcoming project, but may need to dig for the receipt so I can exchange it for the Citristrip. They give me an instant migraine. So I have no regrets deciding to paint it again. Free delivery with $45 order. It’s fabulos! I have been redoing a table and using some spray that is really strong but WORKS! i hate using something that’s toxic, and i’m extremely sensitive to the fumes from those things. Once the weather breaks, I want to strip & repaint EVERYTHING :) Sanding vs. stripping paint: Which method is better? I am currently redoing my stairs : pulling old carpet, sanding and the works. Thanks for using it as the guinea pig to compare strippers. :). Again, thanks for the advice. You can often recognize varnish by looking at the finish -- it tends to be heavy, is often amber in color and you may see brush strokes, which are usually absent in … I have tackled many a paint project and agree with the idea of taking the paint off before adding more on top. To strip old paint, apply a thick coat of remover uniformly over the surface of a section with an inexpensive paintbrush. I am totally a fan of the Citristrip stuff too. I do want to note: we loved Citristrip. (http://www.snugasabugbaby.com/?p=1105) I am planning on using Citristrip on my next project (my first project that has required paint stripping). :) The Citristrip cut that gooey mess and removed it. This special orange stripper has a pleasant citrus scent and removes multiple layers of dried latex and oil-based paint from many surfaces. Lightning Stripper is a non-caustic, methylene chloride based paint stripper, excellent for removing most types of decorative paints and some industrial paint systems. Old school chemicals vs. nouveau citrus paint peelers. This is going downhill fast :), so glad you made the comparison on one piece of furniture. Style: Multi-StripSize Name: Gallon Verified Purchase. Does the same happen to you? It dried out rather quickly in comparison, and smelled just awful. Can’t wait to see the after picture! More on why later. ... paint and varnish remover paint thinner paint stripper citrus strip varnish remover wood stain remover. This is simply my humble but sometimes loudmouth opinion of a comparison of these two products in these circumstances. Well, when I saw the title of this post, I had to come over and see what you were talking about! wow, I am so glad to see this post…I bought some of the citristrip because I was hoping to strip and refinish my piano. I recently used it on a small pedestool table I nabbed from a thrift store. Filed Under: Before + After, DIY100 Comments », That is an adorable dresser. I love your blog! © 2009-2021 Centsational Style, all rights reserved.Centsational Girl and Centsational are legally registered trademarks.Site by Roundhouse Designs, Weekend links are live and include some handy tips, New ladder bookshelves and plants in my studio! I also wanted to find out just how two strippers would match up in the ring. I cant take it out to do it and there are no windows in the room for proper ventilation!!! Flammable. . I love the dresser look you’re going after, can’t wait for further instructions. I am so grateful for your info…is someone paying you for this or are you normally so generous with your time & effort???!! Citrustrip is a magical liquid! Products Overview Paint & Varnish Stripper Aerosol Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel Tub Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel Multi-Surface Paint Stripper Because you don’t know what surface you are going to have to work on next, a general paint stripper that can be applied to multiple surfaces is always a good idea. Results? I don’t know, last time I used it I found it to be next to useless. Who knew paint stripping could be so entertaining! A kinder smelling non-caustic version missing the methylene chloride, daring to challenge the old school establishment. I shared this tip and linked to your site in my blog post today. Very good to know. I am totally in love with it! I am looking forward to seeing your makeover! lol!! Product Title Grinder Wheel Paint Coating Rust Removal Strip Disc ... Average rating: 0 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews Current Price $11.86 $ 11 . Klean-Strip. I tossed around the idea of completely stripping the wood with Citristrip, but it made me tired just thinking about it. It completely removed all of the thick enamel coating on my birch wood cabinets. For full disclosure of all blog policies regarding comments, advertising, copyright, sponsored links, guest submissions, and other matters, please look here. After about four hours, this started to happen. ;) Can’t believe it took so many steps to get all that paint off! Many of you are thinking by now, geez louise, that looks like one big messy project. It contains no methylene chloride (or No NMP), is non-caustic and ideal for indoor use. I’m out to make this dresser look like a less rustic version of this: *Necessary disclaimer to CMA: This is NOT a paid endorsement of Citristrip. The longer it stays on, the more layers are removed (up to 24 hours). ... Non-NMP. Toodles! I’d definitely go with the other. I held off on buying as I have to strip the fabric off my flea market chairs first, but I will get the citristrip. Oh, seeing the picture of the goopy mess after trying KleanStrip brought back so many memories of trying to strip paint from the baseboards & stair railings in my house! If you want the citristrip to work better/faster just lay some plastic bags or plastic dropcloth right over the stripper. I got rather frustrated with the Kleanstrip this time around. Shouldn’t it always be that way? Can’t wait to see the finished product. Wish me luck!! Lol…so funny, and yet informative at the same time :). For the tougher spots, I used my five-in-one tool to scrape. Your website is awesome. I’m loving the legs on it-just gorgeous and for $20! The original hardwood floors not only had adhesive but layers and layers of paint in some spots and it all came up insanely easy! yeay citristrip!! Preface: I had a great post all written about how to use CitriStrip effectively just like I have done in the past, but things often don’t turn out exactly like you plan. I loved it! A high-quality product […] Use CITRISTRIP 's all-purpose stripping gel to remove multiple layers of latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, enamel, polyurethane, shellac, acrylics and epoxy from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. I also needed it to store winter scarves, hats, mittens and other seasonal items. I love that you did this… I was just about to tackle a project and was wondering about Citristrip… My project is and old cabinet in the main bathroom.. there are layers upon layers and I soooo need to strip it.. problem being.. What a mess, but I am certain it will be worth it!! Hi, I am in love with your site! alisha says: June 18, 2010 at . 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