Scrape a small test area to see if the surface is softer and can be removed. If not, wait another 30 minutes and check again. Citristrip® lasts up to 24 hours, so take your time. Remove the loose surface by gently scraping in the direction of the wood grain with the plastic wire strippers.
To remove old varnish, use an inexpensive brush to apply a thick layer of nail polish remover evenly to the surface of a section. Let the coating sit for about 20 minutes until the paint begins to boil. Remove the soft paint with a plastic scraper (figure 1). If necessary, apply a second coat of pickling agent.
Ultimately, you are not trying to neutralize Citristrip, you are trying to remove it. If you see the best way, the company that makes Citristrip also makes a specially designed Citristrip cleaner to remove Citristrip.
After removing most of the debris, clean the surface just enough to paint it. It is best to use some white spirit and steel wool. Use finer steel wool 000 or 0000 and white spirit to scrub the surface well and clean with a cotton cloth.
Mix equal amounts of vinegar and water and scrub the surface with it to neutralize corrosive agents.
Unless the paint sticks out, we recommend using an odorless mineral liquid. Wear glasses and gloves. Slightly moisten part of a rag with mineral liquid. Wipe the damp part of the cloth along the surface you just removed.
Steel wool is the best way to remove stains from flat, round and easily accessible areas. Dip the medium-fine steel wool (O) in the chemical stripper and try to scrub the remaining surface. If necessary, repeat the removal process with another remover application.
- Put the extractor in a glass bowl and use the 1/4 inch thick brush. Let stand 324 hours. It starts working right away, but I like to leave it on for at least 6 hours. Check it every few hours to make sure it doesn’t dry out on the surface.
A couple of times I washed it again and let it sit for about 30 minutes, but most of the time I only vacuum the first one. If you leave it on for too long, the wood can become soft. It can also get annoyed.
After removing the furniture, you will need something to loosen the residue from the surface and the white spirit (the odorless ones) will help you with that. You can also use it after washing. Now use the brush (if it’s a small area or use a larger brush on a larger piece of furniture) and go through each section.
A. Citristrip® must be applied in a thick film of at least 1/8 thick to keep it moist for 24 hours.
I used denatured alcohol first, which cleaned the citrus streak but left white lumps of latex paint across the brush. He cleaned up with Dawn and Water. After calling the manufacturer (as there are no cleaning instructions on the container), I switched to white spirit for the next shift.
SURE! It can and will remove old stains. It can even remove paint from wooden furniture!
The Citristrip container says you can use it indoors, but if you do, turn on a fan and open a window. Citristrip eats paint (or stains) easily, so it eats skin as well. When everything is in place and safe, brush the SUPER thick stripper away with a brush!
Lesson learned: While CitriStrip will not damage / soften all plastics, it is definitely NOT suitable for use on hard plastic 500s. I probably keep it away from all the other plastic parts of the phone as well.
Citristrip is water soluble.
Remove Antique Step 1: Spray on a thick layer. Spray a generous and even coat of Citristrip® for paint and paint stripper, at least 1/8 thick, on the painted surface. Step 2: Check the progress. After 30 minutes you should see the chemical reaction taking place. Step 3: done.
Product overview After Wash Paint Remover cleans and prepares surfaces to be painted by removing residues from the paint stripping process. Apply with a tampon only after removing the surface. It is quite gentle on fine furniture and antiques. It works to penetrate the wood grain without causing damage.