Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover

Home Strip is a new, safer and extremely effective water-based, vapour free paint, varnish and coatings remover based on dibasic esters.

  • Safer alternative to more traditional paint & varnish removers.
  • No dangerous vapours, and pleasant smell.
  • Safely work inside - even in areas with poor ventilation.
  • Stays wet and active for up to 24 hours.
  • Safe to use around pets and children.

Home Strip has a slightly longer dwell time than more dangerous solvent based strippers based on Methylene Chloride (now banned), 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) & 1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP) both of which are now classified as hazzardous reproductive toxins, and Benzyl Alcohol. It allows the removal of up to 5 coats in one application. Clings 100% to vertical surfaces. No discolouration of timber, washes off with just water. Safely remove multiple layers of anti fouling and marine paints from Glass Fibre and GRP without affecting the gel coat. Home Strip does not dry out after short periods of time, allowing large areas to be stripped successfully, unlike some solvent strippers which quickly evaporate. You can see a short demonstration video here.

Because Home Strip does not give off any fumes, there is no need to work out of doors or ventilate the area by opening doors and windows as you would with solvent strippers. No need for expensive personal protective equipment (PPE). It's ideal for use in sensitive and occupied premises such as homes, hospitals and schools.

Suitable for removing all decorative paints and coatings including water-borne paints, emulsion, acrylics, vinyl copolymers, solvent-borne paints, gloss, undercoat, varnish, radiator paints, on all woods, metals, stone, brick, marble, GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) etc. Recommendations: try a small test area first. Coverage: 1 litre will cover approximately 4 - 6 square meters, depending on coating and thickness. Available in 500ml, 1 Litre, 2 Litre, 5 Litre, and 15 Litre sizes.

Recommended Stripping times:

Varnish, Shellacs, French Polish - 15-30 minutes
Under normal circumstances only one application required.

Lacquers, Polyurethane's - 30-45 minutes
2-3 applications may be required.

Anti Fouling Coatings, etc. from GRP - 30-45 minutes
2-3 applications may be required.

Multi-layered paint - 1 hour then scrape off.
Repeat process.

For more than 5-6 coats of paint (such as a door)
Apply liberally and leave for 1 hour and scrape off. Apply second coat and leave overnight.

To prevent drying out in hot conditions, or when left overnight we recommend that the treated area is covered with a cheap plastic dust sheets.

Instructions for use: Apply liberally on surface. Remove after required time with scraper, or ideally use stainless steel wool, or brass wire wool (see links on right hand side of page), always wear protective gloves when using wire wool. Do not use steel wool as this will cause rust marks to penetrate into wooden surfaces. If required, apply a further liberal coat and repeat until bare surface is visible. Wash off any residue with a damp cloth or water. Use sandpaper to remove any small traces of finish, once the the surface has completely dried out.

500 ml£9.48
1 litre£13.38
2 litre£22.29
5 litre£50.72
15 litre£139.54

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Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover