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Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover

Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover removes old paint, varnish, shellac, lacquer and urethane - even multiple coats. Its gel formula makes it ideal for exterior use and vertical surfaces. 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 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover is non-flammable and almost odorless. 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 medium (0) steel wool dipped in stripper. When dry, wash the surface with mineral spirits or Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper.

BRAND: Circa 1850
Type: Paint Strippers
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Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (3)
  • Even paint distribution (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small areas (7)
  • Detailed work (5)
  • Large areas (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (4), Professional (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Multiple layers bubbled off in minutes

We inherited an old row boat from my wife's childhood cottage. It must've been painted every year since the 1960s.
The stripper did a great job of eating through a good 8...Read complete review

We inherited an old row boat from my wife's childhood cottage. It must've been painted every year since the 1960s.
The stripper did a great job of eating through a good 8 layers of paint at once. I was pretty impressed as I'm not that much of an expert when it comes to stripping.
I followed the instructions and even consulted the company's website before beginning (which really had some good info on their forum) and was really happy with the results.
Now I'm just waiting for it to get warmer so I can go out fishing on the lake!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Circa 1950 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish

Bought it for verticle hull surfaces and bottom, also purchased Aqua Strip and 1850 was no match for Aqua Strip. Aqua Strip can be reactivated with water in a spray bottle and continues to...Read complete review

Bought it for verticle hull surfaces and bottom, also purchased Aqua Strip and 1850 was no match for Aqua Strip. Aqua Strip can be reactivated with water in a spray bottle and continues to strip until it is scrapped off.

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5.0

excellent product, melts heavy paint off

By licorice

from northeast PA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • must use caution when opening and pouring

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas
    • vertical surfaces

    Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

    do not splash on skin or eyes, will burn
    use ventilation

     
    1.0

    not as good as Rock Miracle

    By Steen

    from Blue Point NY

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Small Areas

    Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

    I tried 1850 for the first time today stripping a deck on a Chris Craft runabout it is not as thick as Rock Miracle Stripper and not as Fast I would not use this again, I have all most 50 years as a pro. working on and restoring wood boats

     
    4.0

    good stuff... dont get it on your skin!

    By graphic installation

    from windsor ontario Canada

    About Me Professional

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphic Removal On Alumin

        Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

        eats through lamination, and graphic, loosens glue to remove easily.

         
        5.0

        Circa 1850

        By Woodman

        from Thurmond, NC

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

            Product removes several layers of finish. Used to refinish furniture and nothing works as well.thich so it sticks to surface. Make sure to follow directions.

             
            5.0

            Excellent stripper

            By lasousa

            from Bristol RI

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Low Odor

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

                I tried other strippers for use on an old high back windsor chair. High odor, drippy, not effective without multiple applications. This stuff is excellent. The viscosity allows application to vertical surfaces. Apply it and let it work into the finish and it works like a charm.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Used to remove old clock case finishes

                By Hand of Time Clocks

                from Upstate New York

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

                  I have been using Circa 1850 over 5 years.I can apply to any flat or irregular surface. It begins to work almost immediately.Within minutes I have removed the old crud (some have been in place for over 150 years),and it will never raise the grain
                  on any type of wood.Seldom does it require more than a single THICK coat to do the complete job.
                  Saves me both time and $$.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good stuff

                  By nitiya

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Ergonomic Grip
                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                  • Retains Moisture

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

                  Good stuff and easy to handle. Forget all the paint removers which do not have hefty odor. They are all not worth the money.
                  Lifts off even old latex layers in a height up to 4mm but you need to apply a reasonable quantity of the remover or apply it twice. Apply it half finger thick and it will eat the latex like a gourmand.
                  Use gloves or you may be not too glad after the job.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Worked Excellent For My Needs

                  By jonboy55

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean

                  Cons

                  • Dries to quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

                  I use this to strip the antique radios that I restore. It was good with details and good with vertical surfaces. The only problem is that it dries to quickly.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Multiple layers bubbled off in minutes

                  By Tennis guy

                  from Winston Salem, NC

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Low Odor

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

                    We inherited an old row boat from my wife's childhood cottage. It must've been painted every year since the 1960s.
                    The stripper did a great job of eating through a good 8 layers of paint at once. I was pretty impressed as I'm not that much of an expert when it comes to stripping.
                    I followed the instructions and even consulted the company's website before beginning (which really had some good info on their forum) and was really happy with the results.
                    Now I'm just waiting for it to get warmer so I can go out fishing on the lake!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Circa 1950 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish

                    By Donnie

                    from Bossier City, Louisiana

                    Pros

                    • Even Paint Distribution
                    • It is thick

                    Cons

                    • Dries out too quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Circa 1850 Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover:

                    Bought it for verticle hull surfaces and bottom, also purchased Aqua Strip and 1850 was no match for Aqua Strip. Aqua Strip can be reactivated with water in a spray bottle and continues to strip until it is scrapped off.

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