RAD™ PaintStrip Paint & Solid Stain Stripping Gel 5-Gallon
R-A-D™ PaintStrip is the right choice for almost any paint or sealer stripping project. R-A-D™ PaintStrip is eco-friendly, works fast (starts working within 5 minutes), and removes up to 5 layers of most paints in 30-45 minutes, and up to 15 layers in 24 hours.
R-A-D™ PaintStrip stays wet for 24+ hours, allowing you to strip larger areas without having to reapply.
When & Where to use RAD™ PaintStrip
R-A-D™ PaintStrip does not contain any hazardous methylene chloride or NMP. R-A-D™ PaintStrip is non-flammable, non-combustible, and practically odor free. R-A-D™ PaintStrip can be used on interior and exterior surfaces including wood, brick, concrete, plaster, stone, metal, fiberglass, and more. Additionally, R-A-D™ PaintStrip clings well to vertical surfaces.
Note: R-A-D™ PaintStrip is not needed to remove penetrating exterior deck and wood stains that are Transparent, Semi-Transparent, and Semi-Solid (most brands) in appearance. To remove these deck and wood stain types, use the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. If you are unsure of which Restore-A-Deck Stripper to use, please post pictures and any info related to the products (brand and type of stain) being stripped in the comment section below.
R-A-D™ PaintStrip Removes
- Solid Color Wood Stains, Paints, Varnishes
- Excessively Over-Applied Semi-Transparent and Semi-Solid Coatings
- Filming Acrylic Wood Stain Coatings such as Behr Wood Stains, Thompsons, Olympic, SuperDeck, Benjamin Moore ArborCoat, Valspar, PPG/Pittsburgh, and any other exterior wood and deck stains
DO NOT use on drywall, rubber, plastic, or vinyl.
R-A-D™ PaintStrip ADVANTAGES
- PROFESSlONAL STRENGTH Fast-Acting Paint Stripping Gel
- Removes up to 15 layers of latex and oil paints, varnish, stains, lacquers, and more in a single application
- Multi-Surface: Works on vertical and horizontal surfaces including wood, metal, masonry, and many more
- Stays Wet for 24+ Hours for Difficult Stripping Projects
- No Need to Neutralize with Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
- Non-Flammable & No Harsh Fumes
- No Methylene Chloride or NMP
- Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks
Coverage: 100 sq. feet per Gallon, 500 sq. feet per 5-Gallon Pail
BEHR DECKOVER, What product do you recommend to remove this thick and peeling solid staIN
RAD Paint Strip: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-paint-solid-stain-stripper-5-gallon.html
If this does not work can I get a refund??
It would only not work if directions were not followed. Feel free to respond with what you are trying to strip and some pics as well in the comments.
My house is western red cedar board and batten. It is stained with Penofin’s Verde stain in Ebony. I have tried stripping the stain with the Penofin stripping product and it only removed a little bit of the stain, even with scrubbing. So, I am trying your product now.
Your product is doing a better than the Penofin stripper, but it still isn’t getting all the stain out. A lot the stain is just sitting like a thick goo or pasty film on top of the wood, instead of bleeding out like I expected. We are scrubbing the boards with a brush after about 30 minutes of letting the stripper sit on it and while still damp, then we’re pressure washing the boards to rise the stain out. But, some just isn’t coming out.
What should I do? Apply more product? Wait longer? Or, do a first pass on the whole house today, then do strip again tomorrow? Or, do I need to do the brightener right away when still damp? Will the brightener get the residual stain out?
In the first three photos that I have attached the siding is still wet. The last photo is dry and after lots of scrubbing and product. I haven’t brightened anything yet. Will the brightener help remove the last of the black? Help, please!
I believe you are mistaking the darkening of the wood to be an old stain when it is actually raised pH of the wood from the strippers. This is normal and why you need to use the Brightener. Do a test spot (a few boards) with the Brighener and let dry, it should restore the pH balance of the wood and look much better. If so, finish all stripping and then brighten all wood at once.
I made my initial attempt at stripping with this product this weekend and it didn’t work as expected. It came off a little with the pressure washer but not very well. I let the paint stripper sit for up to 5 hours and I think it is only a coat or two of paint from the previous owner. See attached pictures. The first couple that are completely clean took a lot of persistent power washing. Does it just need maybe a thicker coat and still longer time sitting on it?
Prior to going all out on the deck, it is important to test effectiveness to determine compatibility. This means testing how thick to apply and how long to let it dwell. Applying liberally with a brush and then letting it sit until it is able to be pressure washed off is key to its effectiveness. Since every stripping job is different, coverage and dwell time will vary.
TEST AREA: Before general use, test R-A-D™ PaintStrip on a small area to determine compatibility, required dwell time, coverage, and desired results.
At this point, we would suggest doing a test area of a few feet. Apply “thickly” and let dwell for up to 24 hours. You can tarp it with plastic or vinyl if needed to keep it from drying out. Test during dwell time to see if working by scrapping a section. If it easily comes off then it is ready to go with the pressure washing. If not working to desired effectiveness, apply more liberally. When working, repeat for the entire deck or do it in sections of 100-200 sq feet at a time. 🙂
I would like to reseal the horizontal deck surface and steps of a cabin I purchased recently. The deck was resealed a year ago. What product do I need to strip the wood? Do I need the solid stain stripper? I am not sure the current product on there but I think it I recall prior owner mentioned sikkens.
The rails around the deck and skirting below the deck are in good condition. Also the cabin walls staining looks good. how do I protect these areas?
Even if I tarp the skirting area and walls of cabin, there is potential for gel to leak onto these areas when i pressure wash the stripper off?
You need the RAD PaintStrip to get this filming varnish-type stain off. There is no way to just do the floors and protect the verticals from getting some of it stripped as well. It would be best to strip it all down.
Any experience removing Cabot solid Acrylic stain with the RAD Paint Strip? 2 coats 5 yr old -peeling..If so how much do I need for 250 sq ft.
It will remove it. About 3 gallons. You can leave it one overnight if you need a long dwell time to get it off.
How about one time wood? I will get 5 gals if it’ll take that junk off
It should work on that as well.
Results… on 4 coats of Cabot Acrylic ( recoated once)
4 gallons on a 350 sq ft +- deck
Will need some second application touch up but i had decent success in 10 X 10 sections with a 24 hr dwell covered in plastic garbage bags. Stiil had to slowly power wash at 2300 PSI. Not an easy job but certainly beats the alternative. 3% of old stain remains … ive got 10 man hours so far of application / power washing washing
Great. Thanks for the tips!
Hi, I used RAD solid color stain 2 years ago. I have dog scratches where I see the wood coming through. How do I fix this, take all the stain off and start over? If so, which products do I use? Thanks,
Just pressure wash to remove and loose or peeling stain and then cover the intact stain with a new coat of the RAD Solid Stain.
will this remove mold and mildew??
While stripping, yes.
will this take Petroleum base sealers off of concrete pavers
If a filming acrylic sealer then yes.
Can you apply the cleaner or the stain with a paint sprayer?
Stain, yes. For prep products, you would need a pump sprayer.
The best stripper to remove solid stains and 15 layers of latex and oil paints, varnish, stains, lacquers, and more in a single application