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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 I need to apply primer right after the deglosser drys or can I wait a day or two?

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January 30, 2016
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February 1, 2016
You actually have several days before you have to paint. Just don't wait so long that the surface gets soiled again.
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i am confused on the instructions. Do i have to reapply twice? does wiping with dampy cloth take the chemical out?

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January 19, 2016
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KleanStripExpert
January 20, 2016
Only apply the product once, let it sit for 10 minutes and then start painting the area.
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Will it remain sticky to touch after applying in circular motion and if so will my surfaces still be smooth after paint?

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January 7, 2016
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KleanStripExpert
January 11, 2016
Yes, the prodcut will remain tacky. The coating finish will dry smooth.
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I am painting door jambs.

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Cin
Mount Vernon, Missouri
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January 6, 2016
I sanded some and used a deglosser. I applied the deglosser with a scrub pad and then wiped the deglosser and dirt/residue off. Should I reapply the deglosser and just let it dry on the wood?
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January 11, 2016
The Easy Liquid Sander Deglosser is to be applied with a course cloth and is not to be wiped off after applying it. Please allow the wood to dry and then reapply the Deglosser as directed on the label.
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KleanStripExpert
January 11, 2016
The Easy Liquid Sander Deglosser is to be applied with a course cloth and is not to be wiped off after applying it. Please allow the wood and then reapply the Deglosser as directed on the label.
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Can be use on vertical surfaces?

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December 8, 2015
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KleanStripExpert
December 10, 2015
Certainly, simply follow the directions on the product label.
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I want to know the coverage and the klean strip expert gave 20-30 sqft and 100 sqft. Which is the correct coverage?

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MelMel
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December 2, 2015
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KleanStripExpert
December 7, 2015
You should get about 100 sq ft per quart.
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Can I use this to remove varnish on rough wood and will it be effective enough to then whitewash the same wood?

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November 29, 2015
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January 20, 2016
Yes, this is suitable for both of those uses.
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what is the coverage of 1 qt of easy liquid sander

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sam
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November 20, 2015
doing plaster walls that have oil based paint
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KleanStripExpert
November 23, 2015
You should get about 100 sq ft out of the quart size.
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I painted an interior wall using flat paint. Some spots now appear shiny/glossy. Will this product balance out the color to remove the shine?

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GS
Washington, DC
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November 4, 2015
I painted an interior wall. The following day, I touched up some spots that appeared lighter than the rest of the wall. Now those spots appear shiny/glossy. Rather than buy more paint and go through the whole thing over again, I'm curious if this or some other product will work to balance out the color and remove the shine.
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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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November 5, 2015
Well, this is different. I wonder why you have glossy spots? We've all touched up paint but I can't say I've ever gotten shiny spots after, especially with a flat paint.. Is there something on your wall underneath coming thru? If it's cured several days & still has shiny spots, then something else is going on under the paint.Was your paint well stirred?
I've never used this product like that, so I can't say. If you don't mind spending the money, what have you got to lose? (I've tried using other things "off label" with good results.) Otherwise, I'd say paint the wall with Kilz and then repaint with your color. ($$ & time) Myself, I'd try anything rather than what I just suggested which would cost much more. Maybe the manufacturer has seen this situation and can jump in.
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Is there a chance it will assist in deglossing thermofoil cabinets?

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5yanks
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October 29, 2015
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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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November 2, 2015
Not sure as I have only used it on stained/poly finish wood kitchen cabinets and wood/poly wood furniture. If i were you, I'd research this more online to be sure. Sorry.
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How much ventilation do you need for this product?

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Jess
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October 20, 2015
I have small children and a time crunch as the weather is getting cooler. It's going to be too cold to keep the doors open but my kitchen cabinets have to be done now!
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KleanStripExpert
October 21, 2015
This is a water based product and simply opening a window should be sufficient.
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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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October 21, 2015
I would definitely want to ventilate it out of the house using fans and maybe a nearby open window or door. If you have your furnace on, can you turn it off for a while? (Dress the kids up for "pretend go outside time", let them build a "snow fort" in another room with blankets. If you can't close off the kitchen to keep the cold from going to rest of the house, you want a least one fan to blow it out the open door or window. If you have a fan that you can reverse so you can pull it out, then use that too. It smells but you can work fast with it. Unless you have a huge kitchen, if you work fast, you can put this stuff on quickly. Once it dries, odor isn't a problem really. I love this stuff and use it whenever I can. So much less dust than sanding and easy to get around trim and decorative carving that you can't really sand.
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Deglossing powder coated metal

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Professional
Phoenix, AZ
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October 19, 2015
will this properly prep a glossy powder coated steel security door prior to repainting with latex?
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KleanStripExpert
October 21, 2015
Unfortunately no it will not work for this application.
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Will this product degloss epoxy paint?

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JW
San Diego, CA
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October 12, 2015
I don't need to paint over it, I just need to tone down the gloss.
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KleanStripExpert
October 13, 2015
If you are not going to paint, do not use this product.
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Will this work on Paneling?

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Musicman
Pennsylvania
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October 11, 2015
I have 2 large rooms 50' x 30' x 8' with old paneling. It's a darker wood grain look and will be painted eggshell. Looking for the most efficient way to attack this job. Hoping this product combined with a good primer will do the job ? Any advice from someone experienced with this is much appreciated.
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KleanStripExpert
October 12, 2015
This product will work for this project but you may consider using TSP instead. The TSP will clean and prep the wall to accept a coating.
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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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October 21, 2015
I don't know why it wouldn't. I guess it depends on the quality of the finish and the material your paneling is made with. If it's the kind of paneling that's just a photograph of wood, then do a test first as it might mar the finish & make it unpaintable. If it's real wood paneling, then I don't see a problem. This stuff goes on fast and I think on real wood paneling would do the trick with no problem. A primer is a good idea before painting your lighter color. Should look nice & have nice texture.
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Do you have to paint immediately after application?

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CIAMom
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September 29, 2015
Can i use the liquid sander one day and paint the next day, or do i have to paint within a certain time from application? I have several windows, trim, and doors to do and i'm trying to plan my project... liquid sand one day and paint the next, or liquid sand/paint one area on day one, then liquid sand/paint on day two, etc. Hope that makes sense!
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KleanStripExpert
September 30, 2015
Allow the product to dry about 10 minutes after applying it, from that point you need to have the area that the product was used on painted within an hour.
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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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October 21, 2015
I have never had the time to paint right after. You want to be sure that you follow the label guidelines as to drying time. It must be completely dry before you try to paint over it. I would plan on painting the next day. That's what I've done and have had good results.
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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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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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October 21, 2015
I have painted after using this product with and without priming. If the finish I'm painting over is darker and I'm painting a lighter paint over it, I always prime. I have also used this without priming when the color ranges were similar with good results. If you're not sure, test it both ways & then you'll know what works best for the colors you're using. It doesn't take that much time and could save you a redo if your new color doesn't cover the old one well.
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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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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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October 21, 2015
The finish on ceramic tile is baked in when it's fired in a kiln, so I don't think this would work. What I would suggest is to research what you want to do online and see what's out there. Other people have your same problem with older tile finishes, so I'm sure there's a solution. If the label on this product says you can, then try it. It just doesn't seem like it would work, but that's just my thinking.
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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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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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October 21, 2015
I haven't done that exactly, but I recently used it to degloss old polyurethane which I then painted over with a lighter value latex paint. It looks great. I would suggest you try it on a small area before you commit to what you're proposing to do to see how it goes. For me, the piece of wood I was refinishing was pretty old, so having the "old" finish still there but deglossed really helped me reduce the amount of paint I used. It would have soaked up so much paint otherwise.
What I'm not sure about is how your new poly finish will look in terms of clarity, visible wood grain and sheen (satin, gloss). That's why I'd give it try on a test area first.
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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
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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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Farmgirl
Wharton, TX
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October 21, 2015
If you sand a finish that's imprinted, it will disappear. (that's the problem with wood grain fiberglass doors that need refinishing from sun damage, etc.). I would give this a try. I don't see sanding as an option. Having said that, read the container to see if it says you can't use it on the surface you have. Also, do a small test in an area where it won't matter to be sure.
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can this be used on polycrylic

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mike
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May 2, 2015
can this be used on polycrylic for sanding between coats ?
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No, this product should not be used on plastic or synthetic surfaces.
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