Premium Stripper Aerosol

The convenience of a spray can…the effectiveness of our strongest formula…the capability to remove multiple layers of finishes in less than fifteen minutes — it all comes together in Klean-Strip® Premium Stripper Aerosol. It quickly removes latex and oil-based paint, polyurethane, epoxy, varnish and shellac from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. The convenient 18-oz. aerosol can is an excellent choice for small projects, fast, easy application and beautiful results.


 Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methylene Chloride, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to




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  1. Wear chemical-resistant gloves and chemical splash goggles.
  2. Shake well. Hold can in an upright position approximately 12" to 14" from surface. Point arrow on top of button away from you. Using a back-and-forth motion, apply a generous but even coat of remover to one small area at a time (up to 9 sq ft) because health safety risks will increase dramatically when used over large areas.
  3. Allow time for remover to work. Do not rush job. Test a small area to see if finish is ready for removal.
  4. Scrape off loosened finish by gently working in the direction of wood grain with a chemical-resistant plastic scraper. Wipe off sludge with rough cloth or medium steel wool. Repeat application if finish is particularly stubborn.

CLEAN UP: Clean up used rags, paper and waste promptly. The work area and tools can be cleaned up with soap and water. Wash arms and hands with cold water and soap.

DISPOSAL: If container is corroded, rusted or shows signs of deterioration, dispose of product. Dispose of empty cans and leftover product at your local household hazardous waste collection facility. If one is not available, dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

DANGER!  POISON. MAY BE FATAL OR CAUSE BLINDNESS IF SWALLOWED. VAPOR HARMFUL. SKIN AND EYE IRRITANT. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO PREVENT BUILDUP OF VAPORS. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms, bathtubs and small, enclosed areas. Whenever possible use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness – STOP – ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. IF THE WORK AREA IS NOT WELL VENTILATED, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors.

DANGER! CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at or expose to temperatures above 120°F. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun can cause bursting. Contains Methanol and Methylene Chloride. Cannot be made non-poisonous. Methylene Chloride has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The risk to your health depends on the level and duration of exposure. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. Avoid contact with eyes and contact with skin. Avoid breathing of vapors or mist and contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not take internally. WARNING: Using this product will expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.

FIRST AID - IF SWALLOWED, do not induce vomiting. Call your poison control center, hospital emergency room or physician immediately for instructions.

IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, immediately flush with water, remove any contact lens, continue flushing with water for at least 15 minutes, then get immediate medical attention.

IN CASE OF SKIN CONTACT, immediately wash with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.


How much paint stripper should be applied?
As thick of a coat as possible without running—the more stripper on the surface, the faster, easier and more complete the stripping will be. The same is true of spray-on strippers. Excess can be pushed onto nearby spots and reused.

The stripper dried on my surface, what should I do?
Reapply the stripper liberally and let it stand 15 to 30 minutes. Then scrape and clean the surface with Klean-Strip® Odorless Mineral Spirits or Klean-Strip® After Wash.

Does it get too cold to use paint stripper?.
Yes, both the ambient temperature and the core temperature of the item being stripped need to be between 65˚ and 85˚.

How much coverage can I get out of a can of paint stripper?
Typically, you can cover up to 80 sq. ft. per gallon — or 20 sq. ft. per quart.

Is there a trick to stripping faster?
Scuff the surface of the paint or finish with sandpaper to let the stripper get under the surface quicker. This also helps with difficult-to-remove coatings.

Are there any removers that are water-soluble?
Yes, Klean-Strip® Strip-X® and Sprayable Stripper are both water-soluble. Klean-Strip® Strip-X® helps remove wood stain and varnishes. Klean-Strip® Sprayable Stripper works on paint, epoxy, and polyurethane.

The paint remover did not work. Can you tell me what I might have done 
The most common error when using paint remover is not allowing the product to work for the recommended time. Brush or apply the remover in one direction. Do not attempt to "work" the remover into the project. Let the remover set 10 to 15 minutes, or as directed by the label. Some paints are very chemical-resistant. The remover may need a little help by scratching the old finish with some coarse sandpaper to give the remover some spots to attack, then covering the remover with a heavy plastic drop cloth or other plastic sheeting (even a trash bag will help). Let the stripper have plenty of time to work. If the stripper is drying or getting gummy before it works, you may not be applying a thick enough layer of it. In order to really soften and liquefy a paint, the stripper will need to be several times thicker than the paint film, so put on a thick layer. Remove stripper from surface with plastic scraper or brush.

I plan to refinish an old piece of furniture. How can I tell if the finish is lacquer or polyurethane?
Touch the piece of furniture with a cotton ball soaked in lacquer thinner or fingernail polish remover. If the cotton does not stick to or remove the finish, it is polyurethane.

The “Directions for Use” are included to help you better understand our product. However, they do not provide you with all of the information needed to use the product safely and effectively. Prior to using any of our products, you should always read the entire label including all cautions. A copy of the current label is linked to this webpage.