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Klean-Strip 1 qt. Easy Liquid Sander

Klean-Strip Easy Liquid Sandpaper deglosses surfaces much easier than using traditional sandpaper. Just pour it onto the surface and use a clean cloth, rubbing in a circular motion. When dried, its designed to help the new finishes adhere to the old. It effectively works on paint, varnish, enamel and stain and is great for kitchen cabinets, wood moldings and door facings.
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do you need to prime?

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10scmike
Nashville,Tn
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August 28, 2015
I'm painting my kitchen cabinets do I need to prime before painting?
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August 30, 2015
No, you do not need to prime.
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Will this product work well for deglossing ceramic tile?

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Carolyn
Brownsboro, TX
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August 20, 2015
The tile in my bathroom is a high gloss 4X4 ceramic tile and I hate the color. I have tried painting with an enamel paint, but it scrapes off very easily. Just wondering if this product would eliminate a full sanding job. It's hideous, I know!
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KleanStripExpert
August 24, 2015
This and Muriatic acid will both degloss the tile surface which will promote adhesion of your paint.
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It isn't clear to me as to whether or not Klean Strip Sander Deglosser can be used to degloss old polyurethane before refinishing with polyurethane.

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BuffaloBob
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July 9, 2015
See above
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KleanStripExpert
July 10, 2015
As I stated previously, the Easy Liquid Sander may blemish the existing finish and when you apply another clear coating over it, the blemish will show through.
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i ampainting doors and trim with a factory imprinted wood grain that is stamped into the wood. there in not a way to sand those grooves

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ennis
nixa,mo
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June 5, 2015
grooves are to deep to just rub on surface would take forever to try to sand
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KleanStripExpert
June 8, 2015
This product has to be rubbed over every inch of the surface that is being deglossed for it to perform as designed.
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can this be used on polycrylic

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mike
cape coral fl
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May 2, 2015
can this be used on polycrylic for sanding between coats ?
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May 3, 2015
No, this product should not be used on plastic or synthetic surfaces.
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I have older dark stained cabinets.. Can i Use this and then paint with white Epoxy paint? With out chemical reaction?

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navydude
Arkansas
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February 4, 2015
I took two doors down just to see what would work. I sanded and sprayed with epoxy and the epoxy had a reaction with the stain. I ow have a huge mess trying to fix those two doors. Will this eliminate that or is there some sort of primer i can use? Please any suggestions my wife is going to kill me!
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JosephHDATL
Orange,Calfornia
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February 4, 2015
Liquid Sander is just sandpaper in a can; which means it won't effectively block stains and finishes as well as a primer would.

In particular, oil or alcohol based primers like Kilz or Cover Stain by Zinsser works very well over a clean surface.

Once you apply this and lightly sand the surface, you can then spray the epoxy over it. I'm not sure what type of epoxy paint you are using, but make sure if it was binary (a 2 part mix) that it was done properly so it dries in good order.

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dld4sccr
Spokane and Seattle Wa
April 9, 2015
Would sand surfaces first then prep with Liquid Sander prior to priming with
Bin Primer Sealer whose applicators are cleaned up with ammonia.
Would sand again lightly, prep with Liquid Sander and apply Semi Gloss Paint with
4" or 6" foam rollers. Will most likely need two coats of paint.
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Does this degloss polyurethane

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dlove
Poplar bluff missouri
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November 15, 2014
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KleanStripExpert
November 18, 2014
Yes, the Easy Liquid Sander will degloss polyurethane.
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JustSaying
Calfornia
January 31, 2015
Yes, it contains solvents that chemically dissolve polyurethane but not strip. A Deglosser is intended to chemically open up a surface so primer can bond better. You will be able to paint over a polyurethane finish after using this product correctly.
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After two applications, should the old paint be completely dull? Mine still has shine.

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Dia2ne
Allentown, PA
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November 1, 2014
I have applied the product twice to an old white cabinet and cannot really see a difference in the appearance. I expected it to be flatter than before.
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KleanStripExpert
November 3, 2014
This will be fine. As long as you've wiped the product on in a circular motion, you'll be okay to paint within 10 minutes. The Liquid Sander usually dulls the surface visibly, but not always. It will microscopically etch it, though, so it will be okay.
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JustSaying
Calfornia
January 31, 2015
This type of product is NOT meant to degloss the sheen in a visual sense, but prep a surface for priming and painting. For a visually appearing dullness, you will need to sand. This is a chemical process that allows primer to bond. You must primer shortly after adding the deglosser for best results.
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Varnish

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Naomi
Denver, co
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October 6, 2014
I have an old gun cabinet made out of knotty pine with very thick old varnish(yellowed), will this take it down to the original finish?
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JustSaying
January 31, 2015
No. This product is not a stripper. It is only for helping primer bond to a finished surface such as varnish.
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KleanStripExpert
October 7, 2014
No, not to the original finish. It will only etch the varnish slightly so that it could be painted over.
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Can I use deglosser just too make shiny surface less shiny?

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CabinetDetails
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October 6, 2014
I have polyester painted cabinets that are very slick and shiny and would like to make them more of a satin finish or just less glossy. I would prefer not to have to repaint them since they are relatively new. Can I use the deglosser to do this and not apply anything after it such as paint? If so, any downsides to doing this?
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JustSaying
January 31, 2015
This is not intended use. The intended use is to prep a glossy surface for bonding to primer. For a less glossy finish, you will have to top-coat with a matt or satin, clear polyurethane
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KleanStripExpert
October 7, 2014
The Deglosser typically leaves a visible residue on the surface that provides adhesion to the next coating. You might try a TSP Substitute like Jasco or Klean Strip TSP Substitute. I've used these on latex painted surfaces before. They shouldn't leave a visible residue. Try a small test area first to see if you like the results. The downside to using one of these is that they're literally etching the paint, so the surface will get dirtier easier and harder to clean in the future.
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Would this product work over an enamel paint that might be lead based paint?

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Pinkitty
Virginia, MN
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October 5, 2014
I need to eliminate sanding of any kind just in case the current paint is lead. I want desperately to change the color of this PINK vanity.
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KleanStripExpert
October 7, 2014
No, not over lead paint. If you suspect it's lead, I'd prime it and paint it. It's best to avoid chemical sanders like this as well with lead.
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I just used the deglosser on oak cabinets. in some spots there is a pretty heavy built up of the deglosser

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Debbie
Northfield NH
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September 26, 2014
Should I wipe up the excess that I am seeing? It seems to be pretty dired on now.
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KleanStripExpert
September 26, 2014
Reapply the Liquid Sander to these spots and wipe in a circular motion to wear the excess off. It's okay if there's residue on the surface, but you don't want so much on there that you'll see a bump beneath your new paint.
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Just learned of your product, can I use it to prep an area for a gel stain?

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DIYer
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September 10, 2014
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KleanStripExpert
September 11, 2014
Liquid Sander hasn't been tested for this, so I wouldn't take a chance on it.
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I want to take off old wax on a wood floor. Would like to use liequid sanding solvent. What kind?

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Tootie
608 Brookletts Ave
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August 27, 2014
I have put wax on a wood floor for years (10) and now I want to take it off but can't find a cleaner. Any recommendations other than sanding the floor? I was looking for a liquid sandpaper that would take it off .
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KleanStripExpert
August 27, 2014
Liquid Sander won't remove the wax, I'm afraid. You'll need to purchase a product designed specifically for removing wax. Trewax makes a wax remover, which is available on the Home Depot website. You might check to see if this would work for your application.
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will it remove water damage to hardwoodflooors

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amanda
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August 19, 2014
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KleanStripExpert
August 19, 2014
No, I'm afraid not.
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I have oak cupboards in the bathrooms that are shiny, will this cover so I can paint with a gloss paint?

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bella
Forest Grove, OR
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May 5, 2014
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KleanStripExpert
May 6, 2014
The Liquid Sander will degloss the surface so that you can put a new coating over it.
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answer 2
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Sunshine
Atlanta, GA
August 5, 2014
It will help degloss. Best to also prime the cabinets with an oil-based paint and stain product. You can then paint ontop of the primed surfaces with latix paint. Even with oil-based primer, you need to de-gloss first so the primer sticks better.
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Can I use a roller to apply the sander delgosser to a new garage door?

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Shar
Colorado Springs, CO
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May 5, 2014
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KleanStripExpert
May 6, 2014
No, it needs to be rubbed on in a circular motion to degloss the surface.
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How much will I need for 20' x 30' area of epoxy paint?

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Jeff
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April 8, 2014
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KleanStripExpert
April 9, 2014
I'm afraid it won't be strong enough to etch epoxy. You'll need to either physically sand the epoxy or use a paint stripper to completely remove it before refinishing.
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I'm planning on painting some metal trim. Would this prep the metal surface to take paint as well?

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kath
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January 20, 2014
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Kdunn
Atlanta
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January 20, 2014
Some metal coatings are "baked on enamel" or "powder coat" - which are very hard and slick. I have tried this product in the past on similar coating and did not think it did as well as other painted surfaces. Try lightly sanding the surface to break up the consistency and then wipe on the liquid sander.
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KleanStripExpert
January 24, 2014
No, the Liquid Sander won't be able to prep metal, only already painted surfaces. To etch metal I'd get a metal prep product like Prep & Etch, or something similar.
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KleanStripExpert
January 21, 2014
I'm afraid not. The Liquid Sander is only designed for use on painted wood surfaces.
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I want to stain after using this product

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Megan
Boulder, CO
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December 9, 2013
I want to stain cabinets either the same color or darker, and I want to remove the shiny top-coat with this. I keep seeing people talking about painting after using this, but not staining. will this help me prep for staining, or should I just sand the old fashioned way?
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KleanStripExpert
December 9, 2013
The Easy Liquid Sander Deglosser is designed for paint prepping and will not remove any finish. It is not a product for prepping for staining.
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mick
Phoenix, AZ, USA
December 10, 2013
thius will not remove stain. You nmeed to have an actul stripper to do that. This justs roughs the surface to accept stain.
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R2013
Texas
March 22, 2014
I tried this product to degloss a piece before staining it darker. Sorry but was disappointed in the results. After using as directed, new stain beaded up & stayed wet. Started over and hand sanded.
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Sunshine
Atlanta, GA
August 5, 2014
You will need to strip the wood you are working on before staining or re-staining. This product will remove the shine, but will not remove the entire prior product - which is most likely an oil-based polyurethane. To be able to stain, you need to have bare wood so it can absorb the new stain. I recommend using a stripping chemical first and then sanding. It will speed the process up. Otherwise you will be sanding for hours. The chemical strippers are messy, but work well. I have used them many times to refinish kitchen cabinets and flea-market finds. Follow the directions on the can, wear gloves, scrape the gunk off, let dry and then sand. Good luck with your project.
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