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Klean-Strip Easy Liquid Sandpaper deglosses surfaces much easier than sanding to help new finishes adhere to old finishes. Works on paint, varnish, enamel and stain and is great for kitchen cabinets, wood moldings and door facings. Use this product indoors as an easy alternative to sanding by hand.
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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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May 6, 2014
The Liquid Sander will degloss the surface so that you can put a new coating over it.
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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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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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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 21, 2014
I'm afraid not. The Liquid Sander is only designed for use on painted wood surfaces.
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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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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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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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how should it be applied? paint brush? what kind works best?

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JRM27
Deltaville VA
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November 20, 2013
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KleanStripExpert
November 21, 2013
Liquid Sander must be applied to a rag and then rubbed on in a circular motion in order to etch the finish. Once this is done allow the surface to dry for 10 minutes to an hour before painting.
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mick
Phoenix, AZ, USA
December 10, 2013
we used steel wool, OO. Worked great, got into all the crevices.
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wood table

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catlady
sarasota
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November 16, 2013
can I use this on a veneer topped side table. I want to paint it because it is an ugly thing. Also, will it work on a brass lamp?
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KleanStripExpert
November 18, 2013
The Liquid Sander can be used on any surface that's got a finish on it, so if the veneer is coated with paint, varnish or urethane you can use the Liquid Sander and then paint over it. Same goes for the brass. If the brass is bare metal, though the Liquid Sander won't work on it.
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R2013
Texas
March 22, 2014
I suggest another de glosser. Found this one to be ineffective. And no, it's not made for brass.
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Painting wood trim in an old house white semi-gloss paint

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Renea
kansas City, Mo
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October 21, 2013
Using this product do you just let dry or do you wipe off and will I have to do anything else to wood prior to paint..i am also wanting to do my cabinets that are already painted. do I just brush on product and repaint?
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KleanStripExpert
October 22, 2013
As long as you wipe the Liquid Sander on in a circular motion, you'll be ready to paint when the surface is dry, which takes only an hour or so, tops. Do not brush the product on and do not wipe or rinse it off. Be sure to wipe it on in a circular motion and it will work fine for you.
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R2013
Texas
March 22, 2014
I found this product to be ineffective. Would suggest another "liquid sander". However, if using latex on latex, I think it more important to clean/prepare the wood trim with a TSP product. Also the cabinets...especially if you're talking kitchen cabs (to remove grease,etc).
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will this product take off the clear coat to get to the stained venner which is wallnut color.

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fresca504
florida
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October 8, 2013
would like to stain the cabinets a light color. thank you for any help
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KleanStripExpert
October 9, 2013
No, you'll need to get a paint stripper to remove the clear coat. The liquid sander will only etch the clear coat so that it can be repainted.
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raalex
Pflugerville, TX, USA
October 16, 2013
Yes, but you may have to put several coats on it first.
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Can I apply the Liquid Sander to a previously minwaxed wooden chair then paint after?

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jess
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August 13, 2013
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KleanStripExpert
August 14, 2013
Yes, as long as the Minwax coating is cured you can apply the Liquid Sander and then repaint the chair.
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R2013
Texas
March 22, 2014
Product says you can. But I found it to be ineffective in deglossing.
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Do I have to sand an oil-based wood surface before applying a deglosser? If so, what grade of sandpaper should I use?

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Scruffy
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August 7, 2013
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KleanStripExpert
August 8, 2013
No, you won't need to sand before applying the Liquid Sander Deglosser.
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Does the deglosser have to be put on immediately before I am going to paint over it? Do I let the deglosser completely dry before painting? Please

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Scruffy
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August 6, 2013
give proper detailed applying directions.
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August 7, 2013
You can paint at any point after the deglosser has dried. It typically dries within about 10-60 minutes. For best results try to get the surface painted in a day or so. The deglosser actually provides good adhesion between the coatings, and you need to get the surface painted before any dirt or dust or grease can contaminate the surface.

Apply the deglosser in a circular motion, and that's all there is to it. The surface will then be ready to paint within an hour's time, tops.
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What coverage can I expect to get?

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tjwrunner
Des Moines Iowa
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April 20, 2013
I'm remodling an older home (1970) and will be painting the woodwork all white including all doors and some wainscoating. I plan to use the liquid sand then follow up with oil based primer then paint.
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KleanStripExpert
April 22, 2013
You'll get between 20-30 sq. ft. of coverage out of a quart of the Klean Strip Liquid Sander Deglosser.
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Can I paint over old oil base paint on wood work that has previously been wiped down Easy Liquid Sander with latex semi gloss without using a primer?

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joel
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March 6, 2013
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KleanStripExpert
March 12, 2013
No, I'm afraid not. Latex has a hard time sticking to oil so I'd prime to be on the safe side even if you're using the Liquid Sander product.
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Jay_HD_CHI
March 7, 2013
Hey there joel,

For painting over any surface that has an oil-based top coating on it, it's recommended that you neutralize it first with an oil-based primer. Latex paints have a difficult time adhering to oil topcoats, but they can easily cling to oil-based primers. I would follow this step first before placing your semi-gloss top coating on so that you can ensure an optimal bond. Alternatively, you can also opt to use a Paint & Primer-in-one combo that will also help ensure that your topcoat comes out looking and bonding great.

- Jay
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