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Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper

Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper removes old paint, varnish, shellac, lacquer and urethane - even multiple coats with simple brushing. Because it contains no water or harsh chemicals it is safe to use on fine furniture. It will not disturb the wood's natural patina or raise the grain, and it will not harm glue joints or veneers. Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper is non-flammable and almost odorless. Furniture stripper has a goopy syrup consistency that cuts through paint film. For gel formula that clings best to vertical or exterior surfaces, try Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover. Furniture Stripper does not require any afterwash or neutralizing. Made by Swing Paints.
 
 
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Wear protective gloves and work in a well ventilated area. Place the object to be stripped on a plastic sheet. Pour some stripper into a small foil, metal or glass container. Brush a liberal amount of stripper over one or two square feet of surface. Wait a few minutes for the finish to dissolve. Remove the dissolved finish using a brush or Circa 1850 Maple Scraper. Remove any residue with the medium (0) steel wool dipped in stripper. When dry, object is ready for finishing. For exterior use or vertical surfaces use Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover.

BRAND: Circa 1850
Type: Paint Strippers
4.8 17

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Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Detailed work (11)
  • Small areas (11)
  • Large areas (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Casual do-it-yourselfer (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

With my heart in my mouth...

I own an old Martin guitar with an intricately carved face. Carved themes from folksongs made this a one-of-a-kind instrument, for which I had been offered several thousand dollars. I sent it to...Read complete review

I own an old Martin guitar with an intricately carved face. Carved themes from folksongs made this a one-of-a-kind instrument, for which I had been offered several thousand dollars. I sent it to a luthier to fix a split inside brace, and to my horror, he had heavily shellacked the carving, thereby ruining the value of the guitar.

I needed to strip the shellac off, but did so with my heart in my mouth. If the product also dissolved the glue, or loosened any of the parts, the guitar would have been totally ruined.

I used this product... very carefully! It easily removed the several layers of shellac without harming the glued parts, and further, it did a great job of removing the coating of even the deepest carved parts. What a great product this is!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

average

I felt like this was an average product. On a flat surface it works well. But I struggled to get it to do much on vertical surfaces. The product just ran down the...Read complete review

I felt like this was an average product. On a flat surface it works well. But I struggled to get it to do much on vertical surfaces. The product just ran down the face and didn't have time to work on the wood. I put 3 coats on and it still had varnish on the wood. I might buy from [@]t next time.

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5.0

Best thing I've ever used on antiques I care about

By Sandy the old house paint stripper

from Washington, DC

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • As strippers go, gentle on wood and gentle on me

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

      This is the best thing I've ever used on fine wood. I've used this for 15 year and won't use anything else unless I can't get Circa 1850. I especially like it toward the end of stripping when I need to get the surface really clean. I can use a cheap natural fiber paint brush and wash and scrub. It's more like cleaning than stripping at that point, though it works great for stripping heavy paint too. While it's a very effective stripper, it doesn't dry out the wood and it's relatively gentle on me. If I get a drop on my hand it stings, but doesn't burn like others. It's not a "fumy" as others, so I feel OK using it indoors with really good ventilation, which I have to do occasionally on woodwork refinishing. Still, all the normal precautions with a stripper are advisable, use it outdoors if at all possible, use heavy rubber gloves and eye protection, long sleeves and pants, have a place nearby to wash in case something does splash on you. This is the BEST! I can't recommend it too highly.

       
      5.0

      Repeat customer

      By Caissie

      from Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Work
        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

        Excellent for removing paint from antique plaster frames. The product's consistency allows for great surface adhesion.

         
        5.0

        Stripping has ever been easier!

        By Caissie

        from Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Great Value
        • Minimal Labor
        • Time Saving

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

          We're using this product to prepare vintage light fixtures for restoration for our new home. Many of these arrive covered with countless layers of old house paint. Most strip nicely with just one treatment, but even the worst ones are clean as a whistle with just two coats. This product is very user friendly; minimal fumes.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely the BEST!!

          By Mona Mee

          from West Falls, NY

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Does Not Leave Residue
          • Does Not Lift Wood Grain
          • Melts Away Finishes

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

            I've used Circa 1850 stripper to restore/refinish antiques for many years. I've tried other products but nothing comes close. It literally melts away old finishes. Anyone who does not like this product is probably trying to rush the job. Keep the work area wet & be patient, the old finish will just melt away. It will melt away your gloves as well, so be sure to wear the appropriate gloves!

             
            4.0

            I

            By gwen

            from listowel ontario

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

            I was thrilled with circa1850 stripper I tried everything to get rid of white spots on my maple table top so decided to redo the whole table When I applied 1850 stripper the white spots diasppeared so I immediately washed with soap & water & the spots were gone I didn't have to refinish table Thanks Gwen Perkin 910 perkin cres Listowel Ont N4W3R8

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            average

            By miner

            from Gillette, WY

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Areas

              Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

              I felt like this was an average product. On a flat surface it works well. But I struggled to get it to do much on vertical surfaces. The product just ran down the face and didn't have time to work on the wood. I put 3 coats on and it still had varnish on the wood. I might buy from [@]t next time.

               
              5.0

              Good Stripping Product

              By Always Refinishing Something

              from Trenton, NJ

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy to apply
              • Easy To Clean
              • Removed faux finish
              • Was not too strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

                  I was pleased with this product and would definitely use it again.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Best

                  By mATMAN 33

                  from SAVANNAH GA

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Detailed Work

                      Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

                      This is the best stripper that I have used. It is fast and does a complete job. No scraping to harm the wood. PLEASE FOLLOW THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AS THIS IS A VERY STRONG PRODUCT. I WILL NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very clean results

                      By Reb

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Evaporates Quickly

                        Best Uses

                        • Detailed Work
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

                        Used to remove 44 yr old finish off teak and holly floor boards. Because it evaporates quickly, work small areas and sometimes requires working into the surface to be removed with the brush. I applied with brush and used a Maple Scraper, then finishing pad. The surface left behind was very clean, without any residue.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Never had done it before

                        By Never done it before

                        from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                        About Me Beginner

                        Pros

                        • Wonderful product

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Detailed Work
                        • Large Areas
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

                        This was my first time ever stripping anything. I totally ENJOYED the experience. I used it on my front door. It was easy to apply, didn't cause a mess, didn't drip, didn't smell and it worked like a charm. I am ready to tackle any other project now that I have discovered this wonderful product.

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