circa 1850 furniture stripper, swing paints remover, varnish stripper, shellac removal
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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
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Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed work (10)
    • Small areas (10)
    • Large areas (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5)

    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 a...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 face...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

    Stripping has ever been easier!

    By Caissie

    from Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    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.

      (1 of 1 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

         
        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

                  (2 of 2 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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best wood stripper I've ever used!!

                    By Colin_G

                    from Baltimore,Md

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Almost odorless
                    • Does not affect the grain
                    • Easy clean up
                    • Fast acting
                    • Time saver
                    • Works as advertised

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

                    I recently purchased this product, Circa 1850 furniture stripper, to use on an old gunstock.

                    The original finish was about 52 years old but that didn't affect the stripper at all. In about twenty minutes and with only ONE application of stripper the stock was done 100%! This also included clean-up time.

                    In only a few minutes the stock looked like it came right off the stock carving machine with zero residue, no old finish, and NO damage!

                    The only work I had to do was turn the stock to put stripper on. It did everything else.

                    After using this stripper for the first time I can definitely say that for future wood projects this is going to be the one to use if you want excellent results.

                    Thanks guys, your product is #1 in my book.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Definitly worth more than charging!

                    By Jim the QA Guy

                    from Pawling, NY

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Easy to work with
                    • Fast acting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas
                      • Small Areas

                      Comments about Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper:

                      I was looking for something quick, and not much work involved to remove the 30yr old varnish, dirt and oils embedded on an antique desk I am restoring. This stuff worked unbelievably well! I was so impressed as to how quick it took off the gunk after just a couple minutes of painting it on. It scrapped right off with a small putty knife and left a really nice finish underneath. The desk is almost done and it is gonna be beautiful!!! You won't be disappointed using this!

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