My first use of a chemical stripper was Zinsser's paint and varnish stripper on the exterior face of a mahogany entry door - whose finish is old and mostly deteriorated.
Not sure if the stuff I got was old or what - can advised it was a paste - suitable for vertical surfaces, which fits my application..
This stuff is like the blob - definitely a non-Newtonian fluid - and not a real liquid - more like thick slime.
Is this normal?
Bottom line - after leaving in place for longer that the suggested 30 min. and then scrubbing with a stiff nylon bristle brush - very little of the finish came off.
Product is labeled to remove latex and oil-base paint, varnish, polyurethane, milk paint and more - up to 3 layers of finish in one application.
Temperature Application Range is 65 - 85 deg.F.
In Houston this evening was pushing the upper limit of the range when applied.
Per the MSDS the product is ~ 25% methlyene chloride - with the balance being methanol, acetone and toluene. I would have expected a strong smell with this composition - which was not present.
Either the product was old and lost effectiveness or what is left of the old finish is very resilient.
Will review MSDS documents of other products for one with a greater % of methlyene chloride.
Thanks in advance for any comments / suggestions for a more aggressive chemical stripper product.