Stripping Paint- What are your thoughts?


I have a pedestal dining table that I painted red 5 years ago. Now I want to remove the paint. I wanted to try Citristrip but I've heard that it both does and does not work? What are your thoughts?

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    We always used Savogran Kutzit. It works great but you must always wear kitchen gloves or thicker ones. It's really tough on skin. It works

    • Tammy Tammy on Jul 18, 2018

      Thank you for the suggestion. Can I find this at Home Depot or Lowe's?

  • I have used it. It works but you may need to reapply a couple of times to remove all the paint. Do wear protection and follow the directions.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 18, 2018

    I’ve used criti strip with good results, it’s a matter of reading the directions and following them short cuts. It’s not a fast acting stripper, but it’s a bit less toxic.

  • DD DD on Jul 18, 2018

    I also have used criti strip with great results and Dfm said it is not the fastest stripper but it is less toxic. Be sure to read all the directions

  • Citristrip works great. Use a plastic scraper so you don't scratch the table top. Let it sit for about 20 minutes. It will bubble up and you just scrape it off. I normally put the goo in a cardboard box so that I can throw it away easily. Good luck!!

  • Tammy Tammy on Jul 19, 2018
    Thank you!

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 19, 2018
    If you want quick acting, have your project dip striped.