Wood Formula Paint & Poly Remover. Easily lifts multiple layers
of paint and polyurethane with one application.
Paint & Poly Remover is specially developed to lift multiple layers
of paint and polyurethane from wood furniture without stripping away
the wood's natural patina. Unlike many harsh all-purpose products or
"safe" strippers, Formby's®Paint & Poly Remover will
not bleach wood's natural color or raise the grain.
use chemically resistant rubber gloves such as Formby's® Refinishing
Gloves and protective eyewear.
in a shaded, well-ventilated area with temperature ideally between 65º
and 85º F.
a protective drop cloth on the floor of the work area.
on using a disposable bristle paintbrush.
Always read the product label before use
Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate
dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may
cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children
or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances
requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted
respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For
more information call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD
(in US) or contact your local health authority.
- Shake can well. Turn cap slowly to release pressure. Pour into a metal
container. Dip brush into about 2 inches and apply a thick coat to the
surface. BRUSH ONLY IN ONE DIRECTION - DO NOT STROKE BRUSH BACK AND
FORTH. Leave a thick layer of Paint & Poly Remover on furniture.
IT OFF - Leave Paint & Poly Remover on the surface for at least
15-20 minutes or until the old finish becomes crinkled or soft. For
best results DO NOT RUSH THIS STEP - let the Remover work for you. Carefully
slide a flat plastic scraper under the paint or polyurethane, taking
caution not to gouge the wood. If stubborn spots still remain, reapply
to those areas.
- While the surface is still damp, use Formby's® Paint & Poly
Remover Wash to clean away the remaining paint, polyurethane and Remover
residue, which can otherwise keep stains and finishes from adhering
to the wood. Soak ½ of a Formby's® Steel Wool Refinishing
Pad or Formby's® Remover Pad with Wash. Rub in a back and forth
motion with the grain of the wood, washing the surface thoroughly. Wipe
dry with a clean cloth.
Clean up rags, papers, steel wool and waste promptly. Allow solvent
to evaporate and then dispose of in metal container in accordance with
local fire regulations.