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Product Details

Back To Nature Aqua Strip is a marine finish remover that can safely remove up to 10 layers of bottom paint or varnish at a time. It remains wet for extended periods of time, and can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed.

Available in Quart, Gallon, and 5-Gallon sizes.

Tech Specs
Item Number Size
BTN-AQ25 Quart
BTN-AQ01 Gallon
BTN-AQ05 5 Gallons
Info & Guides
Aqua-Strip will not damage the gel coat, fiberglass or any surface. Aqua-Strip stays wet for extended periods of time to penetrate and lift bottom layers. It is environmentally safe, biodegradable, non-flammable, and contains no methylene chloride or caustic.

Technical Information

  • For best results apply in temperatures between 60-80 degrees F
  • Covers approximately 60 square feet per gallon

Reviews for Aqua Strip Paint Stripper

10 of 24 Reviews

June 28, 2021

If only I had known years ago
By Keith from Oregan

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Seriously, this works as advertised. Easy to use, easy to clean up, go through multiple coats. Buy it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 11, 2019

Pails arrived damaged
By Tiki from West Virginia

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Doesn't work real well.of 3 gallons I received 2 were damaged the lid was off one and it was kind of curdled (didn't spread well nor work well) the second plastic pail was cracked and leaking.it needs to be better protected for transit.


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March 17, 2019

Seems to work
By Newby from Jamaica Va.

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In some spots it worked great but on my deck it only removed the top layer. Works great on removing bottom paint but was hard to apply. Olmost the consistency of pudding so it is hard to get a nice even coating and some what of a pain to cover in plastic. I just used very cheap painting tarps.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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January 14, 2018

I am buying this product again
By Peter Barrett from Milford, ct

I used Aqua Strip on my 20 foot aquasport, let it sit over night in a heated garage set at 70 degrees. Went out in the garage in the am and used a plastic ice scrapper and removed better then 75 percent of the paint.Will do a second coat to get the rest of the bottom paint. This is a 1986 center console with all those years of bottom paint. Just ordered another gallon to finish up.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 11, 2017

I would certainly use this product again.
By Dave from Manlius NY

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I used this product to remove many coats of bottom paint from my Lyman Runabout. I applied, waited about an hour +/- and removed all paint with a pressure washer using a 15 degree tip Excellent results without damaging the wood.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 1, 2016

Pretty Pleased
By CSBJr from NH

Any time you use a stripper, it's gonna be messy! Better know that going in. That said, this product worked very well. I wasn't stripping paint, but rather several layers of clear varnish and other sealers on the oak rub rails of my dory. Not easy stuff to get off. Two coats and a little sanding did the trick, though. This stuff is "gloppy," sort of like thick caramel pudding that hasn't really set up. Hard to pick up with a bristle brush, so I used a small kitchen spatula to smear the stuff on top of the rail, then used the brush to spread it around. As others have said, it needs to be warm (not always easy in an unheated garage in NH). But I picked a good couple of days when the temps got to 80+. Then, keep your spray bottle of water handy--I spritzed every 30 minutes or so. Left the first coat on for about 10 hours, the second coat for about 4 hours. Scraped most of the stuff off, then used one of those green kitchen scouring pads with lots of water to get the rest. Keep a bucket of water handy and rinse often! Then a light sanding with 220 sandpaper. In the end, I was much happier to have used the stripper instead of trying to sand everything off. With the stripper, I was able to get all the junk out of the deep pores in the oak and I was left with almost completely new wood, ready to finish. It's not painless, but it works. And I love the water clean-up and the very low odor.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 24, 2014

Easy bottom paint remover
By DAVIDH from CANON CITY , CO

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Worked very well on my sailboat. 4-5 layers. Of course had to go back a second time to get the tough spots.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 10, 2014

outstanding performance
By JAVIER from HIALEAH, FL

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I used it to remove the bottom paint from my 22 footer. I applied using a plastic squishy, gave it two hour while prep the next area, came back rubbed the surface using scotch pad without removining it yet, gave it another half hour, then I washed with water assisted by a fresh scotch pad . I applied a second coat using the same procedure, and I got my bottom free from antifouling paint. Lucky for me humidity was about 98% while I used it, so it did not dried at any time. I haven't finished yet, I will buy more of it in the case I need more.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 30, 2014

Cautionary
By captain jim from martinsville, indiana

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softens built up layers of bottom paint, but requires effort to scrape off paint, and only works one layer at a time. fumes are supposed to be non-toxic, however I found them very strong and a discomfort if breathed too long. would recommend a respirator - but type is not listed

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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February 16, 2012

Gentle on boat, but effective!
By harpoon sailor from Delaware

One has to apply a pretty generous paste to get the process going. Once applied and let sit for half an hour, scrape a little and mix with the rest of the application. It takes a bit of time though any stripper requires that. I used this on a centerboard in my basement, though I'd generally recommend ventilation even though there are no noxious vapors.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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