Premium Stain Stripper

Premium Stain Stripper

A premium stripper that will remove all latex and oil-based deck coatings, including semi-transparent and solid colour stains, varnishes, polyurethanes and water sealants.

Description: Removes latex and oil based deck coatings
Uses: Decks, fences, sidings

June 7, 2019

The distributor, PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc., recently learned that the container may crack resulting in leaking corrosive product which can result in injury and/or property damage.  Consumers should immediately stop using this product and inspect it for signs of damage (e.g. dents, punctures, cracks, splits in the container body).  Containers in good condition may remain in use, following all safety and application instructions.
To date, PPG has received no reports of property damage in Canada, and no reports of injuries. If you possess a container that appears to be damaged or is leaking, immediately:

  1. Safely store the product in a plastic pail with secure lid in a location not accessible by children.
  2. Call 1-866-660-2220 to obtain further disposal instructions.

Do not attempt to transport the leaking product back to a retail location.


One gallon covers approximately 50 to 150 sq. feet or 4.6 to 13.9 sq. meters depending upon wood texture.

Area Preparation

Spray all plants and vegetation liberally with water before and after application. Cover delicate vegetation to avoid damage.

WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.


Test a small, inconspicuous area prior to use to ensure acceptable appearance. Apply liberally with a nylon brush or roller. Do not allow the stripper to come into contact with bare metal or surfaces that are to remain coated. Do not allow the stripper to dry. If drying occurs, mist with water and reapply stripper. Wait five to 45 minutes for the stripper to soften or dissolve the coating. Coating will easily rinse off when ready. Scrub areas where needed with a stiff bristle brush. Work in the direction of the wood grain to minimize grain raising. Rinse wood thoroughly with water from a garden hose or a power washer at a setting of 500 to 1,200 psi to eliminate scrubbing.

Drying Time

Do not allow the stripper to dry. If drying occurs, mist with water and reapply stripper.


Clean brushes and equipment immediately with soap and water.


Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.

  • Ready to use
  • Removes oil-based and water-based coatings — no separate cleaner required
  • Removes stains from mold, mildew and water
  • Great for restoring the original colour
  • Simply brush on, let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse off
  • Much safer to use than traditional stripper
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