TotalStrip is a powerful finish remover that quickly breaks down paints, varnishes, lacquers, and stains. This fast-acting paint stripper begins working within minutes, removing many layers in just one application. TotalStrip's unique formula doesn't drip or sag on vertical surfaces.
Simply use a brush, putty knife, or roller to apply up to 1/2 inch thick. It works incredibly quickly on one part finishes, removing a layer of paint in as little as 15 minutes. TotalStrip is even effective on bottom paint where ordinary paint strippers aren't.
Most paint strippers are caustic and hazardous. TotalStrip is biodegradable, environmentally safe, non-flammable, and odor-free. Because it contains no methylene chloride or caustic, no acid wash neutralization is necessary. Simply use water for clean up and let the surface dry.
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TotalStrip is safe for use on most surfaces, including wood, stone, metal, fiberglass, and gelcoat. However, you should always test before applying to a large area. Coverage depends on how thick it is applied. For best results, apply anywhere from 1/4" to 1/2" thick. The more layers you are removing, the longer it should be left on.
Most finishes will lift off using a putty knife or stiff brush. Use a brush or stripping pad with water to remove residue. Make sure the surface is dry before painting. Clean up with water.
Removes 10 layers of paint in 24 hours
Covers approximately 50-75 square feet per gallon
For best results apply in temperatures of 60-80 degrees F
Safe for aluminum jon boat?
Yes, it will work well, clean with water after done.
JD Tech Team
Is this product suitable for use to remove residual carpet adhesive on the inside of a polyester resin fiberglass hull interior? If not, what do you recommend?
Try Circa 1850 Super DeGooper or Xylene.
JD Tech Team
Wil this work on latex paint?
Good results, no "stink"
Used on wooden boom, 5-1/2" dia x ~25 ft lg, with several coats of Easypoxy, plus??Brushed on thickly, wrapped with plastic, left overnite and easily stripped off the next day. Used a scraper with very little pressure to remove the buildup. Needed a little work afterwards in some small areas.
New Bern, NC
let it do the work for you ~
Worked great ... just be patient ....stripped 3 to 4 coats of bottom pain on my v21 .... i applied a medium/thick coat with a 3' chip brush early in the morning and covered with plastic wrap ...then mowed and cleaned the yard, washed car, and a couple of errands, etc .... six or so hrs later i used a 3" putty knife and the paint just peeled off. now some areas did require a additional coat, but just an hour or so and the remaining paint was coming off ... now it didn't leave a 'clean', paint free gel coat, but a quick once over with 80 grit on the orbital sander did ... just remember, you are 'paying' (buying) the stripper to do the work for you, just be patient and let it.....
I used this on two boats. One was a sailboat with 10 layers of antifoul paint. I applied it and covered the painted surface in a disposable plastic sheet so it would work overnight and not lose any moisture. This seemed to work very well and it took off about 8/10 layers in one application. I also used it on my ski boat to take off a very thin layer of antifoul paint. I did this job without the benefit of the plastic sheeting, and it did not perform nearly as well. Keeping it moist and working makes all the difference with this product.
great product works as designed would use again
Okay to use where sanding is impossible
I bought this to strip an old faded boot stripe off of my fiberglass sailboat. I put plastic wrap over the stripper as soon as I applied it to keep it from drying out. Unfortunately, the consistency of the stripper makes it difficult to apply in a thick layer without it sliding down the side of the boat and when applied in a thin layer, it dried very quickly. This was effective at removing several layers of paint at a go, but it did not remove the layers evenly. So after I had scraped off the stripper and loose paint, the surface was quite uneven from the stripper having gotten all the way through to the gelcoat in some spots but unable to get through 3-4 layers of paint in other spots. This meant that even after I was done scraping the stripper off (which was quite difficult where it had dried), I still had a significant amount of sanding to do to smooth the surface out before priming for new paint. I only used the stripper on the port side of the boat. When I do the starboard side next weekend, I plan to just use sandpaper and skip the stripper altogether because using it on the port side didn't seem to have saved me any work. Bottom line: this is a reasonably effective stripper but it is not going to save you from spending hours sanding. If you buy it with that in mind, you will be disappointed. If you buy it to remove paint from places where it is not possible or practical to sand the surface smooth, this product will work well for you. Note that I did accidentally get some on my varnished teak bulwarks. It stripped the varnish off of the teak but does not seem to have damaged or discolored the teak in any way. It did not damage the gelcoat I put it on either.
Matt of s/v Hobo
North East, MD
It worked better than expected.
Works best if you let it work overnight. I brushed it on about 1/8 of an inch thick.
Pricey, but good.
I did a side-by-side comparison with Kleen-Strip. A picture's worth a thousand words (see the attached photo). The Kleen-Strip seems to start working more quickly, but then kind of stops. The TotalStrip starts out a little more slowly, but keeps going, and gets down much deeper. The best of all is that the TotalStrip doesn't burn when you get it on your skin. When your finished, you end up with benign cornflakes that scrape off & sweep away nicely. With the Kleen-Strip, you end up with caustic goo, that still burns, and is hard to clean up.
Palm Bay, FL
I love this stuff!
This stuff is great! And it doesn't burn the skin. After I brushed it on moderately heavily I took a piece of .31 mil painters plastic and stuck it to the hull using the stripper as an "adhesive" then Ileft it overnight. The next day I took a four inch putty knife and it just peeled the paint away. I did this two times per hull side, then some light sanding.
Underwhelmed. Was optimistic, but didn't work well for me
Had high hopes for this stripper to use to strip interlux brightside (2 layers) and epifanes varnish from the coachroof. I did a small test - let it sit for almost 3 hours. It barely had any effect. No bubbling or anything. I thought I didnt let it sit long enough. I put a thick coating and let it sit 24 hours. Had some effect - did bubble some paint. only went through all the layers in a couple spots. didn't touch the epoxy primer at all. I applied the entire gallon (mistake!). Made a bigger mess without the payoff . It attacked the varnish ok, but made a big mess, and was no real advantage over a heat gun. Much, but not all, of the varnish lifted but got very powdery, making a mess. the residual stripper left the wood surface wetCleaned up with water OKMy main mistake was doing way too big of an area at once, without knowing how this product would work. The hours of cleanup was disproportional to the net effect. The time could have been used using other methods (mechanical removal, et al) without the wet mess. Maybe the fault was mine. Never used a 'safe' paint stripper before. Tried to do it right.. was done in a warm shop (~70 degrees or so), the stripper was wet 24 hours later, so it should have been still working. Reasonable price compared to other safe paint strippers. I would strongly recommend doing a small test area before committing to a large area like I did.
I used this product to strip the bottom paint of a 13ft 1968 Boston Whaler. I have no idea how many coats of paint were on the boat. Applied totalstrip as described in the directions and let it sit over night for about 20 hours. The next morning I was easily able to remove the paint with a paint scraper. Clean up was relatively easy. I would absolutely recommend this product.