Which paint stripper and varnish remover should you use?
There are many types of paint stripping products on the market, but it is important to read labels and make sure they will work for your specific type/color or finish (ease offs). The most popular ones include :
Citristrip: It is easy to use because it is a liquid that you just pour on the paint and wait for it to work.
Klean Strip: It’s an aerosol spray, which makes this product easy-to lightweight and convenient because of its portability (you can use it in any room). The downside with KLEAN STRIP products are they have strong fumes so make sure not too close when using them or wear protection like gloves/mask if needed!
ZEP Paint Stripper: This stripes off layers from old finishes without damaging new surfaces underneath. It also has a low odor but be careful as some people may experience skin irritation after prolonged contact due to their ingredients such as PEGs(polyethylene glycol), alcohol ethoxylated, etc
PeelAway 1: This product is a paint remover that can be used on any surface, including metal. It’s also very easy to use and has no odor so it doesn’t bother your nose or eyes!
PeelAway II: This stripper removes the toughest finishes without damaging new surfaces underneath like Peel Away I do but this one takes longer than other products because of its slow-acting formula
These all have different ingredients so be careful when choosing one because some may not remove certain paints such as latex-based finishes like those found in kitchens which require a citrus peeler formula rather than an alkaline chemical strip.