The Citristrip 1/2 gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel removes layers of paint, both latex and oil-based paint. Its also effective at removing varnish, shellac and epoxy in 1 step. The stripper has a pleasant citrus scent and is biodegradable. Most important is that its safe for indoor use.
Needed to strip very old varnish off a wood podium. The low odor and not toxic was a plus, but wondered if it would work. Like previous reviewers said, I slopped this stuff on with a cheap paint brush, so it was very thick. 4o minutes later I used a plastic putty knife and softly scraped it off. Varnish would come off with ease. The narrow edges took a second application, but was great. Home Depot didn't have the orange cleaning agent, so I used low odor Mineral Spirits to clean up. Very pleased with the results.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, High Quality, low odor