TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint Remover
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  • TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint Remover

TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint Remover

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


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including silica crystalline, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and n-methylpyrrolidone, which is known to the State of California to cause developmental toxicity. For more information, go to

BRAND: TotalBoat
Type: Paint Strippers
4.2 13

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.


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.....


texarkana ar/tx

Time Saver


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.

Mark M.

Oriental, NC


great 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.

Joe Ranger

Galesville, Md


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


TotalStrip Paint Remover



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