Varnish & Stain Remover

Varnish and Stain Remover is especially formulated for fine antiques and wood surfaces to remove all clear coatings and lift out stains. This allows you to have a fresh surface to refinish existing woodwork and achieve the look you desire in your refinishing project. Varnish and Stain Remover is safe for fine antiques, woods and veneers. 

Product Number/Size

PJBV01011 - Pint (Discontinued)

QJBV00102 - Quart

GJBV00103 - Gallon


Directions for use

1.  Wear chemical-resistant gloves and chemical splash goggles.  2.  Shake can.  Pour stripper into a metal container & apply with a brush.  3. Apply a liberal coat of stripper with as little brushing as possible. A film forms over the stripper to stop evaporation. Brushing breaks the film and causes evaporation and drying. Keep the stripper wet even if more applications are necessary, until the BOTTOM coat of paint or finish is ready to be removed. Check for dry spots and reapply stripper to those areas. 4. Give the stripper time to work. Many coats of old paint may require up to 30 minutes before removal. 5. Using a putty knife or plastic scraper, remove the paint and deposit in a waste container. Apply another coat of stripper to facilitate the final clean up. 6. Scrub the surface clean with coarse steel wool & water. 7. To remove pigmented wood stain, leave the mixture of stripper & water on the wood. When removing brown stain, watermarks or weather stains, scrub the surface with water & wet coarse steel wool. While the wood is wet, brush on a coat of white vinegar. To remove red stain, use full strength bleach instead of vinegar. After using the vinegar or bleach, wash surface clean with wet cloth. Use bleach or vinegar only when water washing. 8. If you like the color of the wood & do not wish to pull the stain, do not use water. Instead, wash the surface clean with paint thinner. Allow wood to dry overnight before sanding or refinishing.

HELPFUL TIPS:  Do not use on rubber, asphalt, tile, linoleum, plastic, gel coat or other synthetics.  Always test on an inconspicuous area for compatibility before using.

The “Directions for Use” are included to help you better understand our product. However, they do not provide you with all of the information needed to use the product safely and effectively. Prior to using any of our products, you should always read the entire label including all cautions. A copy of the current label is linked to this webpage.