Rust-Oleum Zinsser Paint & Varnish Stripper
Zinsser Paint & Varnish Stripper is designed to remove up to 3 layers of finish in one application. Use to remove latex and oil-based paint, varnish, polyurethane and other coatings. This semi-paste formula clings to rounded and vertical surfaces and stays wet for hours, working as long as it is wet. Use on wood, metal and masonry surfaces. Paint & Varnish Stripper does not require neutralizing.
Features of the Product
- Clings to round and vertical surfaces.
- Works in 20-30 minutes.
- Excellent for wood, metal and masonry.
How to Apply Zinsser Paint & Varnish Stripper
Spread a solvent resistant drop cloth covered with newspapers around the work area in case of drips and spills. Protect eyes and skin. Wear safety goggles and chemical resistant gloves. Keep away from heat, sparks and flames.
Apply only when air and surface temperatures are between 65-90ºF (18-32ºC) and the relative humidity is below 85%. Shake can before using and open can carefully to relieve pressure. Pour Zinsser Paint & Varnish Stripper into a glass or metal container. Dab on a heavy coat with an inexpensive natural bristle brush. Apply in one direction. Recoat grooves in wood to allow Stripper to penetrate. Check for dry spots and recoat if needed. Allow to sit until paint is softened and bubbling. The time required will vary depending on the thickness and type of coating being removed. If another coat of stripper is necessary, wait until the first coat is dissolved before removing.
Remove old, softened finish with a plastic stripping tool or scraper. Clean grooves with stripping tool or scrub brush. Use steel wool to scrub stubborn spots. Reapply a light coat of stripper. Make sure finish is completely dissolved before washing. To further remove stains from wood, use either Zinsser Power or Zinsser Wood Bleach. For best results, wash surface with Zinsser Stripper Wash before refinishing.
Properties of Zinsser Paint & Varnish Stripper
|Composition||Acetone, Methanol, Methylene Chloride, Toluene|
|Volatile Organic Compounds||608 g/l|
|Practical Coverage||Varies with thickness and type of coating|
|Shelf Life||5 years|
|Flash Point||-4ºF (-20ºC)|
|Technical Data Sheet||Click here|