How to strip gloss paint with minimal mess and effort

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Apply by brush or flat bladed tool, ensuring a generous, even coverage of at least 1mm thick layer.


Leave until product has dried to a crust (approx. 6 hours). Alternatively, the product can be left overnight. When fully dry, remove the crust together with the paint residues with a stiff brush or stripping knife.


Use water to clean surface, or white spirit to avoid raising the grain of wood.


Collect waste and dispose of safely.


Should any paint remain, repeat the process.



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