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Before you start...

1. Read the instructions
Always read all cautions and directions on the product label before beginning a project. You should understand all aspects of the projects before you begin. You can also print this project plan and bring it along with you to the job site.

2. Prepare the work area
For best results, use chemicals in temperatures between 18°C and 29°C and away from strong breeze and hot sun. Protect surrounding areas with a heavy plastic drop cloth. If working indoors, open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area.

3. Ready to begin
When you are ready to get started, put on your chemical splash goggles and chemical-resistant gloves. Make sure you have soft rags within easy reach for clean-up during the project.

 

Citristrip Projects

Remove paint or stain from table legs and vertical surfaces.

Things that stand upright can be a little trickier to strip because liquid remover doesn't stick as well. But with a gel paint stripper that goes on thick and dries slowly, you can give your table and its legs a new facelift.

Items you need:

• Citristrip Paint and Varnish Stripper Gel
• Chemical splash goggles
• 2-3 pairs of chemical resistant gloves
• Plastic scraper
• Wooden cuticle sticks
• Abrasive stripping pad
• 40mm natural bristle paint brushes
• Clean, empty metal container
• Heavy plastic drop cloths
• Soft cotton rags for clean-up
• Citristrip Paint Remover Wash

Here's how...

Stripping table legs and vertical parts can be a little trickier to strip because liquid remover doesn'y stick as well. But with a gel paint stripper that goes on thick and dries slowly, you can give your table and its legs a new facelift. Give your chair a facelift with a Citristrip Paint Stripper that goes on thick and dries slowly.


Step 1Step 1: Set up

Set the legs in shallow aluminum foil pie pans. The pie pans catch the remover that drips off. If you are working with a piece of furniture or other object that has removable pieces of hardware, such as handles or other ornaments, remove these first carefully and set them aside.


Step 2Step 2: Lay it on thick

Brush on an even, liberal coat of stripper gel, at least 3mm thick, to the painted surface. If the furniture you are working on has a lot of intricate detail, such as sculpted carvings, make sure to use the tips of your brush to work the stripper gel into the recesses of the wood.


Step 3Step 3: Check progress

After 30 minutes, you should start to see the chemical reaction happening. The paint will start to bubble up and swell, and this will show that the finish is separating itself from the surface. Scrape a small test area to see if the finish is softened and ready for removal. If not, wait an additional 30 minutes and check again. Citristrip remains workable for up to 24 hours so take your time. Remove loosened finish by gently scraping in direction of wood grain with the plastic stripping tool and wooden cuticle sticks. Wipe away residue with the abrasive pad. Continue to alternately scrape and wipe with abrasive pad as you progress.


step 4Step 4: Finish up

By now, you should be seeing the fresh, clean surface emerging from beneath all that old finish. Use a clean abrasive pad dipped in Citristrip Paint Remover Wash to loosen remaining finish and remove any residue. When the piece of furniture looks clean and clear of all finish, wipe off using soft cloths dipped in Citristrip Paint Remover Wash. Surface should be completely clean and dry before refinishing.

After each work session, place all rags, applicators, and old-finish residue in a well-ventilated area. Allow liquid to evaporate and residue to dry outdoors then dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

If you need assistance, please contact us at 1800 226 113, or email us at info@floodaustraila.com