Paint Remover Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

A paint remover will take the labor out of paint removal. The five best paint removers reviewed and compared.

A good quality paint remover should take the labor out of paint removal. Most of them come in a liquid or gel form but you can go out and purchase power paint removers if necessary - and type of power tool that uses abrasion or heat to remove paint.

There's a good variety of paint removal products available - most are pretty affordable and do a great job of cleaning up paint - and of course they always work better when partnered up with a good quality paint scraper tool.

The five best paint removers are featured below - they're all well rated, highly popular and unless they've got a motor in them - they're inexpensive and great value for money.

SOY-Gel Paint and Urethane Remover, Quart

This is the best selling paint remover - made from soya beans and lacks the usual odor you get with some paint removal liquids. It will remove a variety of different paint - epoxy, urethane, enamel and acrylic and yep ... it does it without you have to end with a back that feels like it's 90 years old.

It will also work on a range of different surface areas - brick, wood, metal, stone and more, so you're all set if you stumble on some graffiti down the side of a project you're working on. Works indoors and out - it's safe, it's effective and delivers awesome results. Well worth the price for the lack of odor and amazing results.

SOY-Gel Paint and Urethane Remover, Quart

Easily remove multiple layers of paint, urethane, acrylic, epoxy or enamel without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling and without the odor of other furniture stripp...

$22.99  $20.99

Citri-Strip QCG73801T Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel, 1-Quart

This paint remover has mixed reviews - pretty much related to the odor. To be fair - it isn't offensive, just a strong smell of citrus. Not that bad but not great if you can't stand the smell of oranges. Still - it's amazingly good at stripping varnish off wood.

Despite the smell it's a biodegradable paint removal liquid and it's not going to harm you or your environment. Being a gel it's a bit messy to work with but once you're on a roll you soon have what you need covered over and soaking. Left to do it's job, all you have to do is scrape the mess off and maybe do a bit of a follow round with some wire wool. Good enough, does the job - don't let the smell put you off if you've a load of furniture covered with shellac that you want to tidy up.

Citri-Strip QCG73801T Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel, 1-Quart

QT, Citristrip Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel, Fresh Orange Scent, Contains No Methylene Chloride, Strips Multiple Layers, Stays Active Up To 24 Hours, For Both Indoor & Outdoor ...

$27.99  $26.99

KRUD KUTTER GR32 Graffiti Remover, 32-Ounce

Got graffiti? The try this exterior paint remover. It does an awesome job on removing unwanted 'art-work', as well as deals with a wide range of paints - enamels, acrylics, lacquers, spary paints and much more.

You can also use it on wood, metal, brick, stone, plastic, glass-  the list goes on. It's the kind of remover that you buy for a reason, forget you've got it then someone comes along and tags your car or garden shed - and you're glad you've got some stowed. It's also free of anything nasty - no solvents, not toxic etc etc - highly effective, impressive and for less than ten bucks? Buy it.

KRUD KUTTER GR32 Graffiti Remover, 32-Ounce

A safe alternative to hazardous, solvent-based graffiti removerse Removes acrylic, acrylic enamel, aerosol paint, enamel, high gloss, oil lacquers, primers, sealers, semi-gloss,...

$14.96  $10.74

Wagner Power Products 283022 HT 775 1,680-Watt Heavy Duty Heat Gun

Need the best power paint remover? Try this one. Despite the fact that ti looks like a hair dryer - it's not. It's an efficient little heat gun that packs enough power to remove paint in a snap. You can adjust the temperature between 750 and 1000 degree Fahrenheit depending on what you're removing and where from and it does a great job around windows, doors, casings and wooden furniture. 

 It's good enough for both the DIY'er and professional decorator and beyond it's paint removing ability it comes in handy for thawing out pipe,s drying plater and freeing up rusted on bolts. Nice size and shape, comfortable to work with and, if you love coffee - you could always try roasting your beans with it ... which is exactly what one previous customer bought it for! Great tool, reliable results - one for the tool bag.

Wagner Power Products 283022 HT 775 1,680-Watt Heavy Duty Heat Gun

A rugged, commercial-grade tool that helps strip paint, remove floor tiles, thaw frozen pipes, defrost freezers, dry plaster, and more, this heat gun burns blasts out plenty of ...

Only $64.99


Last of the best paint remover list - one 7 quart tub of environmentally friendly paint stripper. You're getting a lot of remover for the price so it's a worth value for money product, plus it's not too bad on the odor providing you keep the room ventilated.

If you're working outdoors - it's fine and not as obvious. It strips back up to 32 layers of paint if properly applied and will remove a variety of paints - water, lead and oil based paints, pretty much anything. Can be used on wood, masonry, metal and so on and it's good for the professionals as one quart will cover around 12 square feet a go. Economical, effective and removes just about anything.

PEEL AWAY 7 Paint Remover 1 Quart

The Peel Away 7 System is an environmentally safe method of removing up to 32 layers of paint in a single application from most surfaces and there are no fumes and no flammable ...

Updated: 06/21/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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