10 Best Paint Varnish Removers
for December 2021

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Sunnyside 63532 2-Minute Remover Advanced Paint & Varnish Remover Liquid, Quart

Sunnyside Corporation Sunnyside 63532 2-Minute Remover Advanced Paint & Varnish Remover Liquid

Quart

by Sunnyside Corporation
What We like

Fast acting liquid remover designed to remove multiple layers of finish in just one application

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Product Features

  • Strips up to 25 square feet / gallon
  • Use for detailed stripping on wood, metal, masonry, marine and automotive finishes
  • New, safer formula is methylene chloride free
  • Will remove latex and oil based paint, lacquer, shellac, varnish, epoxy and polyurethane finishes

New, safer formula is methylene chloride free Strips up to 25 square feet / gallon Use for detailed stripping on wood, metal, masonry, marine and automotive finishes Will remove latex and oil based paint, lacquer, shellac, varnish, epoxy and polyurethane finishes

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Sunnyside 658G1A Ready-Strip ADVANCED Paint & Varnish Remover, Gallon

Sunnyside Corporation Sunnyside 658G1A Ready-Strip ADVANCED Paint & Varnish Remover

Gallon

by Sunnyside Corporation
What We like

Removes up to 7 layers of coatings

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Product Features

  • Safer paint and varnish remover; formulated with no methylene chloride or NMP
  • Begins working in 60 minutes
  • Removes paints, varnishes, stains, lacquers & urethanes

Begins working in 60 minutes Removes paints, varnishes, stains, lacquers & urethanes Safer paint and varnish remover; formulated with no methylene chloride or nmp

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TotalBoat TotalStrip Fast-Acting Heavy Duty Gel Paint and Varnish Remover | No Methylene Chloride or NMP (1 Gallon)

TotalBoat TotalStrip Fast-Acting Heavy Duty Gel Paint and Varnish Remover

No Methylene Chloride or NMP (1 Gallon)

by Jamestown Distributors
What We like

EASY-TO-APPLY, FAST ACTING FORMULA WORKS IN JUST 15 MINUTES. Powerful finish remover can strip up to 10 layers of paint in 24 hours. Simple application by brush, roller, or putty knife. Safe for use on most surfaces, including wood, fiberglass, gelcoat, stone, and metal.

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Product Features

  • GEL FORMULA CLINGS TO VERTICAL SURFACES. TotalStrip can be applied up to 1/2" thick, which is much thicker than other chemical paint strippers, and it won't drip even on overhead and vertical surfaces.
  • CONTAINS NO METHYLENE CHLORIDE or NMP. Low odor, non-caustic, easy-on, easy-off formula cleans up with water no acid wash neutralization is needed after application. No harsh fumes make TotalStrip great for indoor or shop use.
  • MADE IN THE USA. SIZE: 1 Gallon. For interior and exterior use.
  • INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH PAINT & VARNISH REMOVER. Strips multiple layers effectively with each application. Works on latex and oil-based paints, stains, varnish, lacquer, urethanes, and tough boat bottom paints that can be difficult to remove.

Gel formula clings to vertical surfaces. totalstrip can be applied up to 1/2" thick, which is much thicker than other chemical paint strippers, and it won't drip even on overhead and vertical surfaces. Industrial strength paint & varnish remover. strips multiple layers effectively with each application. works on latex and oil-based paints, stains, varnish, lacquer, urethanes, and tough boat bottom paints that can be difficult to remove. Made in the usa. size: 1 gallon. for interior and exterior use. Contains no methylene chloride or nmp. low odor, non-caustic, easy-on, easy-off formula cleans up with water no acid wash neutralization is needed after application. no harsh fumes make totalstrip great for indoor or shop use.

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2 Minute Remover 63532 Advanced Detailing Liquid Paint & Varnish Remover

2 Minute Remover 63532 Advanced Detailing Liquid Paint & Varnish Remover

by Sunnyside Corporation
What We like

Strips up to 25 square feet

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Product Features

  • Removes multiple layers
  • Fast acting liquid used for detailing textured surfaces
  • Methylene Chloride free
  • Size: 1 Quart

Removes multiple layers Fast acting liquid used for detailing textured surfaces Methylene chloride free Size: 1 quart

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CITRISTRIP Paint and Varnish Stripper and Remover, 17 Oz.

CITRISTRIP Paint and Varnish Stripper and Remover

17 Oz.

by WM Barr
What We like

CITRISTRIP Paint & Varnish Stripper is easy to use because it stays wet and active for up to 24 hours allowing stripping of multiple layers in one step

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Product Features

  • Removes five layers of dried latex paint in under one hour
  • Contains no methylene chloride or NMP (N-Methylpyrrolidone)
  • For even the newest DIYer, CITRISTRIP is the effective brand of removers that is pleasant to use because it has a fresh citrus scent
  • Use CITRISTRIP to remove multiple layers of dried latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, polyurethane and shellac from wood, metal and masonry surfaces

Contains no methylene chloride or nmp (n-methylpyrrolidone) Use citristrip to remove multiple layers of dried latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, polyurethane and shellac from wood, metal and masonry surfaces For even the newest diyer, citristrip is the effective brand of removers that is pleasant to use because it has a fresh citrus scent Removes five layers of dried latex paint in under one hour

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3M Scotch-Brite Flat-Surface Paint and Varnish Remover Disc (9411NA)

3M Scotch-Brite Flat-Surface Paint and Varnish Remover Disc (9411NA)

by 3M
What We like

Package height:0.69"

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Product Features

  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Package length:7.75"
  • Package width:5.87"

Package length:7.75" Country of origin:united states Package width:5.87"

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3M Scotch-Brite Flat Surface Paint and Varnish Remover Kit (9420NA)

3M Scotch-Brite Flat Surface Paint and Varnish Remover Kit (9420NA)

by 3M
What We like

Effective On Water Based Paints

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Product Features

  • Coarse Web Removes Old Paint From Wood Or Removal Of Rust & Paint From Metal
  • Flat Surface Paint & Varnish Remover

Coarse web removes old paint from wood or removal of rust & paint from metal Flat surface paint & varnish remover

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946ml Gel Paint and Varnish Remover

EZ Strip 946ml Gel Paint and Varnish Remover

by EZ STRIP
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Motsenbocker's Lift Off 41132-4PK 32-Ounce Paint and Varnish Remover for Wood Stain, Solvent Paint, Lacquers, Polyurethane Works on Cabinetry, Furniture, Wood and More Water-Based and Biodegradable

Motsenbocker's Lift Off 41132-4PK 32-Ounce Paint and Varnish Remover for Wood Stain

Solvent Paint, Lacquers, Polyurethane Works on Cabinetry, Furniture, Wood and More Water-Based and Biodegradable

by Motsenbocker’s Lift Off
What We like

EASY CLEANUP: Lift Off does not dissolve finishes, but rather works its way between the finish and surface to break the molecular bond leaving paint and varnish solid and intact for safe and easy disposal.

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Product Features

  • Includes four 32-ounce bottles
  • GEL FORMULA: This Paint and Varnish Remover uses a gel formula that works on flat and vertical surfaces such as flooring, cabinetry, furniture, wood, metal, stone, and masonry surfaces. One product for your paint and finish removal needs!
  • SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO HARSH CHEMICALS: Using Lift Off Paint and Varnish Remover is safer than using harsh chemicals like Methylene Chloride and NMP.
  • MADE IN THE USA: Not only are Lift Off products made in the USA, they are safer, eco-friendly, and simply work better.
  • PAINT AND VARNISH REMOVAL MADE EASY: Lift off utilizes a patented, water-based formula that is biodegradable and safely removes solvent and water-based paints, varnishes, wood stains, lacquers, polyurethane, epoxy, and shellac.

Made in the usa: not only are lift off products made in the usa, they are safer, eco-friendly, and simply work better. Safer alternative to harsh chemicals: using lift off paint and varnish remover is safer than using harsh chemicals like methylene chloride and nmp. Includes four 32-ounce bottles Gel formula: this paint and varnish remover uses a gel formula that works on flat and vertical surfaces such as flooring, cabinetry, furniture, wood, metal, stone, and masonry surfaces. one product for your paint and finish removal needs! Paint and varnish removal made easy: lift off utilizes a patented, water-based formula that is biodegradable and safely removes solvent and water-based paints, varnishes, wood stains, lacquers, polyurethane, epoxy, and shellac.

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Recochem Inc. ZipStrip Paint & Varnish Remover (32 Oz)

Zip Strip Recochem Inc. ZipStrip Paint & Varnish Remover (32 Oz)

by Recochem Inc.
What We like

Available in spray bottle for easy application

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Product Features

  • Methylene Chloride Free
  • Gently strips away paint & varnish from metal, masonry, glass & wood
  • Low odor, water rinse-able

Methylene chloride free Low odor, water rinse-able Gently strips away paint & varnish from metal, masonry, glass & wood

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