Move over, there is a new powerful paint stripper in town, which can be used both internally and externally, to remove paint from wood and metal, as well as tough varnish finishes. All those well-made home renovation plans – need wait no longer.
This new product brings more flexibility and strength than the previous Osmo Paint Remover Gel 6611.
It can be used for various applications compared to the gel, which was primarily for stripping away existing decking oils and wood stains – making the new Paint Stripper 6000 the product of choice.
Example using Paint Stripper 6000 on Oak treated with Polyx-Oil Tints
Why use Osmo Paint Stripper?
Powerful usually mean noxious, based on previous experiences with paint strippers; but with Paint Stripper 6000, this is not the case. Free from aromatic compounds and chlorinated hydrocarbons, the product offers low to mild odour, making larger renovations much more bearable.
It’s universal so can be used on many surfaces; dissolving several layers of lacquer, synthetic resin varnishes, oil coatings or paint, in just one step.
What is needed?
- Osmo 6000 paint stripper
- PPE and protection clothing
- Thin foil, cling film or polythene dust sheets
- Brush and/or trowel for application
- Scraper for removal and some water (preferably about 40°)
Example using Paint Stripper 6000 on MDF finished with Gloss White Paint
Getting the best out of your paint stripper for wood and metal
Wearing appropriate protective clothing and covering surfaces which do not require treatment, a small test area should be carried out. This will determine the performance, reaction time and substrate compatibility, informing you of the process for the rest of the item you are working on.
There is no need to thin the product but it always needs a good stir first. Apply a generous and evenly spread amount on the surface and cover straight away with the foil, cling film or dust sheet. The reaction will start, and time will vary dependent on the coating type, thickness and ambient temperature; it could take a few minutes, an hour or two, or overnight.
By occasional test stripping, you can see if it is working and the time needed for the whole item to be completed. Make sure the dissolved coating is removed at the optimal time, so that the Osmo Paint Stripper is not left on for longer than required. Rinse off with warm water and if necessary, repeat the application.
If working with wood, make sure it has thoroughly dried out before applying a new Osmo wood oil – approximately 24 to 48 hours should do.
Old finish on hot tub steps.
Paint Stripper applied and covered.
Put the sandpaper away
Extremely useful for renovating exterior timbers which have weathered – depleted or peeling, the paint stripper removes the need to spend countless hours sanding back an old finish.
Often when applying wood oil after sanding, a darkened, wetted patch becomes visible, creating an undesirable look. Using paint stripper will negate this look and create a more aesthetically pleasing result after oils are reapplied.
Adding to the growing range of products, the paint stripper has been formulated to work in conjunction with Osmo finishes, creating a more consistent and predictable outcome compared to other products on the market.
If you are unsure which product is best for your renovation project, please ask an Osmo expert before buying. The technical team have conducted various test to ensure they provide you with the best advice!
Find a supplier today
Osmo has suppliers all over the UK and also online, for your convenience. Find a supplier nearest to you today and begin making your project a reality.