Citristrip & Saran Wrap to Remove Finishes
I then set the table in the sun for a few hrs to dry out. Took my 180 grit sand paper and smoothed it out with my sander.
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Gina on Oct 27, 2021
In 2 occasions the Citristrip was on a little over 24 hours and it won't come off. The weird parts it's not dried. Even when I tested this for fist time it was amazing. So what to do now add more to the areas cover again, squeezing out as much air as possible, then wait 12 hours maybe? Unless I can get it off another way. I'm just proud that I am doing what u guys have been doing for years. As for crevices I wish and glad I didn't get as much on the underside lattice because places it did was very hard to get out. But right now I'm having trouble with a dresser. That's why I wish it was just dry and I can sand it.
Jacqueline on Jan 24, 2022
Same. My citristrip doesn’t seem to work the same as everyone else’s. It’s barely removing anything and has been wrapped for 24 hours as we speak. 😞
Gina on Jan 26, 2022
Well I use this method on another piece that I've yet to complete cuz it's very cold and I don't have a location that is warm enough to do this but I was able to strip it I just avoided any tight crevices and it work like a dream. I will say I noticed a difference based on temperature the warmer the better because it keeps it activated or something it does something to it. so if it's definitely wrap it like you suggested I think it'll be fine if the environment is nice and warm
I want to use this to remove the crackle paint finish on my fireplace mantel and surround. It has crevices and detailing. Should I use the Citristrip Gel or Paste? Should I proceed in sections? Since I can’t move the mantel out into the sun to dry, should I lightly blow it dry with my blow dryer? Any other tips I should be aware of? Thank you.
Will the spray on version of Citristrip work the same way, using the Saran Wrap?
I've been refinishing furniture for several years. This idea a new one, & sounds great. One question. Doesn't the chemical cause the saran wrap to melt? If so, the wrap turns into powder, or clumps to remove? Thanks!