BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper

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A great finish begins with the right start. BEHR PREMIUM Wood Stain & Finish Stripper will give your wood surface a new lease on life by stripping away old stains & finishes. This allows your new coating to penetrate the wood and achieve long lasting durability.

Finish
Thick finish that lifts old stains or coating leaving your wood surface looking fresh and clean
Best for use in
Exterior latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on Wood Decks, Porches & Patios, Siding, Fences, Shakes and Shingles.
Coverage
4-13 m2

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Where to Use

Exterior latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on Wood Decks, Porches & Patios, Siding, Fences, Shakes and Shingles.

Usage Summary
Preparation
  • Removes loose wood fibers without sanding. Not for interior use or on aluminum surfaces. May harm bare metal or painted surfaces.
  • Be sure to have a source for water, hose with nozzle and stiff bristle broom or brush, and a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner.
  • DO NOT THIN PRODUCT. Do not apply in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces. Dampen nearby foliage with water and cover with plastic drop cloths.
  • Wear protective clothing, goggles, acid-resistant gloves, and NIOSH approved Respirator
  • Conduct a small test patch in an inconspicuous area to ensure product performance.
  • Prevent all rinse solution from entering storm drains.
Application
  • Must apply between 5-32˚ C.
  • Pour BEHR Premium NO. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper directly onto surface and apply liberally using a nylon/poly brush or roller.
  • Natural bristle brushes or lambs wool applicators are not recommended.
  • Due to product thickness, DO NOT use pump, paint or other sprayers. Product will clog tip, resulting in leaking and dripping.
  • Always keep surface wet by misting with water and re-apply NO. 64 if drying occurs.
  • Finish will begin to lift from the surface.
  • Repeat process as needed to keep the surface wet during the removal period.
  • Most deteriorated finishes will start to lift after about 5-45 minutes.
  • The coating should easily rinse off when ready.
  • When the finish starts to lift, scrub the surface using a stiff bristle broom or brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water from garden hose using nozzle at normal pressure, or use a pressure washer at a low setting (500-1200 PSI or 35-84 kg/cm2).
  • DO NOT USE HIGH PRESSURE as this may harm the wood. If some of the old finish remains on the surface, repeat application procedure or spot sand as needed.
  • Follow up with a product such as BEHR Premium NO. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner to remove stains, rejuvenate natural wood colour and to neutralize the stripping action.
Dry Time
  • Surfaces must be thoroughly dry before applying any type of new finish, except those finishes that can be applied to dampened wood. Allow the wood to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in warm, dry weather.
Disposal
  • Biodegradable. Properly dispose of all soiled rags. To recycle or properly dispose of paint in your community, contact your household refuse collection service. PROTECT FROM FREEZING.

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LIMITED WARRANTY

For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label within one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. The clause of limitation of liability which follows is inapplicable in Québec. This warranty excludes (1) labour and costs of labour for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty. The above provisions are not intended to operate where prohibited by law. This limited warranty is the only warranty provided by Behr Process Corporation unless extended by a provincial consumer statute. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133 ext. 2, or contact Behr Process Corporation at 2750 Centre Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2A2L3. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 113.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked great!! I used this product to strip my 25 year old deck that had been painted by some previous renters. It was very worn and stained by years of neglect. The product ( with a little work) stripped it sown to the original boards!!
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time saver I started out trying to sand off all my old stain and sealer on the deck. I came across this product which was recommended by my Home Depot paint department guy. This saved me a lot of back breaking time to use. Applications was good and rinse off was a breeze. I’d recommend this to others that have to remove and repaint there deck.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be VERY careful! I read the directions and used gloves to apply this product as directed. The only thing it ended up stripping was the flesh from my fingers and wrist where it had splashed. It eat through the gloves I was wearing and continued to dissolve my flesh even after washing with water. I have three deep grooves on my hands and wrists where it eat through about 4 layers of skin, the old paint on my deck? well, it's still there! Should you decide to go ahead with this product, be VERY careful. Get your pets and kids out of the way. Purchase heavy duty gloves up to the elbows and wear protective eyewear ( I shudder to think what would have happened if this went into my eyes!) I would never buy this again! too risky for a product that did not even do the job it was intended to do!
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Bought this to strip our medium sized deck with worn stain. Followed the instructions exactly and it barely took anything off. Left it on for extra time and still nothing. So we added another coat for another 45 minutes and still barely anything came off. Decided to just let it dry and we will have to sand it.
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product did absolutely nothing!! Just tried to strip a 75 square foot deck area of Sikkens Cetol - SRD. Shook the heck out of the bottle and applied directly to the deck. Continuously scrubbing and adding more product for the next hour (keeping deck damp) and then pressure washed ... with no results, although the deck did look cleaner than it ever did in the past. Since I purchased 2  gallons for this project and I seem to be a glutton for punishment and was hoping for a miracle of sorts, I promptly uncapped the second gallon and went at it again for the next hour, alas no miracle occurred, same results The deck is now a little duller in appearance with the Sikkens stain standing strong. Bought this product on the recommendation of Home Depot, obviously I should have checked the reviews first. Not happy with this product at all. Will be taking empty containers to Home Depot and venting on them as well Might be okay as a very expensive deck cleaner but as a wood stain and finish stripper, forget about it ... not a hope in Hades.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage Save your money and just wash it with soap and water or just scrub it with a brush. Wow is this stuff garbage. I needed to strip my deck to prepare for new stain. I bought this on the recommendation at Home Depot. Read the label and got out my roller and hose preparing for the stripping to begin. Low and behold nothing of the sort happened. I shook it up good, rolled it on and waited to see it work. Well 45 minutes later it had done nothing, literally nothing. I did not let the stripper dry out by misting it with water when needed. After waiting 45-60 minutes I used a stiff bristled brush to agitate the stripper. This stuff literally did nothing to the existing stain. It barely removed the dirt. When you put it down it smells like it's going to do something, it has a acidic odor, but it just lays there doing nothing. After a hard scrubbing I rinsed it off and it took none, 0, nada, zip of the stain off. So the funny thing is I used two gallons but was a little short on product. I had 3 boards that didn't get anything on them, I was going to go buy another gallon to at least have them match the rest. After rinsing off the stripped boards I figures what the heck, so I just scrubbed the last 3 boards with plain old water from the garden hose. Guess what? they look just liked the stripped boards. What a waste of money. So my advice, buy something else or just use soap and water.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought this product to strip the stain off my deck that was already peeling considerably. I had read the reviews only after having bought the product. I thought what the heck, I bought it-might as well give it a go! Well it performed just like the reviews said. It was a gunky, slippery mess. Almost wiped out in my rubber boots. I scrubbed and scrubbed. I normally really like Behr products. Now that I’ve tried it I’m surprised Behr continues to sell this. Don’t waste your time or money. I think the reviews speak for themselves.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Requires way too much physical work I used 3 gallons on a small (around 300 sqft) deck so I could leave it on as thick as possible. I left it for the max time on the bottle, 45 min, making sure to keep it wet the whole time. Still the old stain (when was also Behr) took a LOT of scrubbing effort to get it to come off the deck, enough that I'm going to have to do it a second time. This is a very expensive product and promises on the bottle that it should lift off easily when following the instructions like I did. Really frustrated by this product.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t buy!!! Usually love berh paint products so I didn’t think twice when I bought this stripper. Let just say you would be better off using a power washer and sander. After following the directions on the bottle and watch videos on how to use the product I finally tried and it did a whole lot of nothing. Even left it on for the max amount of time.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product does not work Put stripper on heavy as previously reviews stated and shook bottle vigorously, left on 45 min. Kept moist and scrubbed for 2 hours with a hard brush and scraper, to no avail. Only faded the old deck paint. Verydissapointef in this product, DO NOT BUY, does not work as advertised.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage Complete waste of time and money. Don't buy this stuff it's useless. You will have better luck just renting a floor sander, it will cost less too. Yes I followed the directions.
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage Complete waste of time and money. Don't buy this stuff it's useless. You will have better luck just renting a floor sander, it will cost less too. Yes I followed the directions.
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from doesn't work on Behr deck stains Tried using this on Behr transparent deck weatherproofing stain. Barely touches it. Spent 8 hours pressure washing it to still have stain on the deck. now i still need to belt sand it because the stain that is left on the deck is almost pealing but not. I tried letting it sit for 45 minutes in a thick coat. then scrubbed it till i was sore. didn't even start pealing. what a waste of money. the first time I used this years ago on a stain that wasn't behr and it worked. Behr should sell a product that works with their stain.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product was useless. zero stars if I could. I thought I would give Behr Premium Wood Stain an& Finish Stripper a chance hoping that the 16 people who gave it a 5 star rating were right and the 66 who gave it a 1 star rating were wrong. I was leary of using it given its low rating and all prework needed, etc. I didnt do my whole deck with it but only applied the stripper on the hand rails and 3 groups of long boards on my deck. After 30 minutes and keeping where I applied the stripper wet, nothing seemed to be happening so I gave up. All it did was foam up my deck when I washed it off. Even using a scraper didn't take any paint off (I'd already scrapped, peeled, pressure blasted the deck) bring scrap anything off. The 66 people who gave it one star were right. If I had my way I wouldn't give it any stars. Wish I could take it back to Home Depot and get my money back. Lastly, it was expensive.! I still have half a container and will probably take it to the recycle. What a waste. Of course ideally you need to apply their Cleaner Product too. I don't think so. Wish I could have taken some start and after photos but I forgot.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not really working Just applied 2 times and I am not happy with results. Seems like the pressure washer works better on the deck. Well here goes the 3 cost. I won’t buy again.
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did next to nothing My husband and I applied this stripper to our deck exactly as directed and three coats later and lots of scrubbing hardly any stain has come off. Our deck has only been stained once before so you would think it would come off easily. We will be returning the unopened containers we have and hope we can be refunded for the used ones that didn’t work. We wasted an entire day using this product.
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Didn’t do a thing. Returning out of principle. Never again
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not their best product This product did not work well in my case. I followed the directions to a tee and still had less than ideal results. I have use their products in the past for interior painting and they were excellent. I was rather disappointed with this product. I will say behr does stand by their products and have reached out to me to find a solution to the issue I have at hand.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t Bother Watched the video demo of this product and was very impressed. It didn’t work at all like the demo. First of all, I can’t find anywhere on the jug where it says to shake this product. It first poured out like water. I shook the remaining contents and it was more like pudding. I shook the second jug well but it didn’t begin to lift my old stain. This may be fine for removing an actual stain or one coat of latex. But it doesn’t work on multiple coats that are years old
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work as described I properly applied the product twice and barely aided in the removal of maybe 25 percent of the previous finish. I put some serious elbow grease into trying to scrub it off, which by the description wouldn’t really be needed, and still only created spots that were stripped while other parts looked untouched. Very disappointing and waste of money. Going to have to sand the rest off now anyway to apply Deck Over- which I’m starting to doubt the quality of based on this product.
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THIS PROCUCT DID NOT WORK AT ALL!!! THIS PRODUCT DID NOT WORK AS STATED. I went to Home Depot and purchased this product to remove the Behr product covering my deck. After 1.5 hours of applying, reapplying and scrubbing it only managed to lighten the previous product. A total waste of time and money.
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THIS PROCUCT DID NOT WORK AT ALL!!! THIS PRODUCT DID NOT WORK AS STATED. I went to Home Depot and purchased this product to remove the Behr product covering my deck. After 1.5 hours of applying, reapplying and scrubbing it only managed to lighten the previous product. A total waste of time and money.
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on oil based stains I don't understand all the negative reviews. I used this on pennofin oil based stain on an IPE (brazilian hardewood) deck per the instructions and it lifted the stain right out of the wood. The wood looked like it had never been stained.
Date published: 2020-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product We used this on our new deck we built and it looks works great. Exactly what we needed.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not impressed It was not all that it's cracked up to be. Needed something stronger than what it was.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this wood stain & finish stripper Worked wonders I would definitely recommend to my friends and family. I bought a couple bottles and it did an amazing job. This is definitely the brand to go for. Beautiful great job on your product “Behr” we appreciate your product and would definitely use your products again. Sometimes it’s hard to find a good reliable product and I’m glad I bought yours thanks again very happy!
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to work with We used this at the cabinet shop and it worked better than what the boss normally used Cleans up really well as well
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect one It worked very well.we definitely recommend behr products.
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not great and a waste of money and time I bought this to remove the remaining paint on my porch as per the instructions for wood prep outlined in the directions for new stain. I had already scraped and sanded the entire porch. I followed the instructions and nothing. Waste of money and time
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from does loosen finish This stripper did loosen, dissolve the finish but I did have to scrub with a stiff brush (long handle). Was a moderate amount of work. I almost didn't buy this because of some of the reviews but it does work with some manual labor involved. I'm a 68 year old female and I think any able bodied male could handle it. I think now I put the original finish on too think and perhaps didn't prep the deck well enough before. I can't stress enough to do the prep work and save yourself a LOT LOT of extra work.Experience is a good teacher but a tough one.
Date published: 2019-10-07
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