TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint and Varnish Remover
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  • TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint and Varnish Remover
  • TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint and Varnish Remover Applying by Brush
  • TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint and Varnish Remover Scraping off dissolved paint

TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint Remover

TotalStrip is a powerful, fast-acting finish remover that quickly breaks down paints, varnishes, lacquers, and stains in just minutes, and won't drip or sag on vertical or overhead surfaces. It can remove multiple layers in a single application because it can be applied thicker than other chemical strippers. This improved formula contains no NMP or caustic methylene chloride, and the low odor is ideal for indoor or shop use.

Simply use a brush, putty knife, or roller to apply up to 1/2 inch thick. It works quickly on one-part finishes, removing a layer of paint in as little as 15 minutes. TotalStrip is even effective on tough bottom paints that ordinary paint strippers can't remove.

Its easy-on, easy-off non-caustic formula needs no acid wash neutralization after application – just clean up with water.

Available in a 1 Gallon container.

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TotalStrip Features

  • New, safer formula contains no NMP or caustic methylene chloride.
  • Can be applied thicker than other chemical strippers to remove more layers per application.
  • Industrial-strength formula can remove up to 10 layers of paint in 24 hours.
  • No-drip, no-sag gel formula stays put even on vertical and overhead surfaces.
  • Low odor is ideal for use indoors or in the shop.
  • Non-caustic formula cleans up with water - no time-consuming acid wash neutralization is needed.


Application Tips

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. For best results, apply anywhere from 1/4" to 1/2" thick. TotalStrip can remove a few layers in as little as 15 minutes, or leave it on the surface longer to remove more layers. To make the stripper work more effective on multiple layers, apply a layer of wax paper or plastic wrap over the stripper.

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.

Technical Specifications   
Container Size:  1 US Gallon 
Application Temperature:  60-80°F 
Coverage:  Depends on application thickness - approximately 50-75 sq. ft. per gallon. 
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including N,N-dimethylformamide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

BRAND: TotalBoat
Type: Paint Strippers
4.4 20

I will buy this product again.


I used it to strip the lower transom of a 1956 CC. The CC Blue bottom paint just curled up and died and came off in palm size pieces. There was two under the blue paint that acted like a two part paint. It didn't curl up but softened so I could scrape down to the wood.


Adair OK


I would highly recomend this product


I used this product to remove the Awlcraft paint from my 38 Rampage with factory white gelcoat hull. Product worked amazingly well even though the manufacture says working temp should be 60 to 80 F. I used it in 30s and 40 deg.It took 48 hrs to work . 20 min to paint it on and come back to marina in 2 days and peel it off with a scraper


Brick N.J


Great, no fumes and not skin burning


This thing is great, I used it for my old seacraft and was excellent




Expensive, but so far, very impressed


I hate the job of removing paint and/or varnish. Have sanded, used heat guns, and all the kinds of paint removers (virtually all brands). So far, I am very impressed with this product. Goes on like pudding and comes off like pudding. Put down plastic painters film to collect it. Roll up the film and throw it away - very easy and eliminates all the mess. Product eaves the wood clean. Not sure it would work on two-part paint which I will test in the Spring.


Long Island


Great Paint Stripper


After applying the stripper to my 26 ft S2 8.0C, I covered it with a plastic sheet. I let it sit overnight. A lot of the paint is stuck to the plastic when I remove it. What hasn't bubbled up is softened and is easily removed with a paint scrapper or orbital sander. The stripper will also soften plastic portlights and fixtures so tape them off to prevent them from coming in contact with the stripper. One can of stripper has been enough for me to do all the paint from the waterline to the deck joint.


Holyoke CO




strip furniture that cannot stand harsh chemicals to strip


Reading, PA


Love This Stuff!


Another old Ranger 22 with a messed-up (blistered) bottom. This one is covered with thick blue anti-fouling and it's got to come off and this goop is the perfect goop for the job. #1, it does NOT burn your skin or have the terrible burning fumes of more aggressive products. I just brush-on a nice thick coat, cover it with a piece of plastic wrap and let it sit overnight or for a few hours. Then I use a HD utility-knife blade to scrape off the old paint. There are two different barrier coating products on the bottom and the one that I would describe as "pinkish" is a little-bit affected by this stuff, but what is lost would be sanded away anyway, as will the coating that is not affected. Very happy with this product and will buy more in the future.

Honcho Tom

Mooresville, NC


Does what it's supposed to.


Follow the directions. Put it on thick, cover it with plastic, tape the edges to keep air out and let sit for 24 hours. Took off 1/8" of bottom paint. Only place it didn't work as well was the two inch strip above the water line. It gets kind of pricey to do a 35 foot boat but it has saved a ton of sanding! Doesn't stink either and washes off with water.


FL keys


Works but needed 2 buckets


Easy to apply, secret tip is to slather it on thick and cover it with plastic over night to keep it wet and it works better if it has time to work. 140 bucks later I got 80% of what was on there. Im not buying anotger bucket cause I am sanding the rest by hand. It gets 3 stars from me because it worked somewhat but I has to keep applying and thereveas some elbow grease involved. Must be patient too as the stuff isnot gonna peel right off. Can be messy tok so make sure you lay plastic tarp under the boat. The stuff I took to the trash literally killed my grass with crumbs of paint that fell from the tarp. The remover is deadly to tge environment and animals or children and you so wear all your gear. Goggles, respiration equipment, hazmat suiit provided. You will not be sorry. It git in my friends eye he had to flush with cold water for quite a while and it stung him the rest of the day. Thank god the hose was nearby overall this was practical and worth the money in general. If I had to do it again I would have jacked the boat up higher so I could have more room to work. Buy a kit and tape off the water line but use plastic to cover it and keep the product moist. You will have maximum success. Be prepared to do two rounds of this stuff though. The layers of paint that were on my boat were incredible. So 3 star review only because of ease of use and hazardous materials and aggrevation involved with having tk put it on twice means more $$.$$ down the drain.


South Windsor Ct


it wworkd !


I used it on garage doors with many coats of polyuerathane . After trying the usual brands , total strip worked best !


Rumson , N.J.


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