HomeStrip - Paint and Varnish Remover

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Solvent Free Paint and Varnish Remover

HomeStrip Paint and Varnish Remover is a unique surface paint removing gel that uses science, not solvents, to safely and effectively remove paint & varnish from most surfaces. Researched, developed, and manufactured in the UK.

Completely water-based and solvent free, this paint stripper is non-toxic and much safer to use than conventional, hazardous solvent paint remover.  It is a thick white gel that smells slightly of almonds. It is pH neutral and will not cause the substrate to effervesce. You won’t need to ventilate, and it’s safe to use by people with respiratory problems such as asthma, and safe to use around pets.  It’s also better for the environment.

Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is ideal for use by DIY enthusiasts, as well as professional users. It’s economical to use and goes further than hazardous, solvent-based strippers. It's a safer alternative for you and your family

To use, simply brush on, leave, then wash off (always test and time a small area first).

Large areas can be coated up without drying out. Covering with a plastic film will assist in keeping the product adhered to the surface. It is the product, not the person, that does the stripping.
Cleaning of intricate carvings and/ or mouldings is improved by wrapping in plastic sheeting (cling film or foil) and leaving overnight and, in addition, cleaning off with the use of a stainless steel scouring ball dipped in warm soapy water will give a cleaner strip.

This non-toxic paint and varnish remover removes:

  • Lead-based paints
  • Oil-based paints
  • Solvent-based paints
  • Water-based paints & emulsions
  • Polyurethanes
  • Stains
  • Varnishes and waxes
  • Fire-resistant paints
  • Rust-preventative surface coatings.

It is ideal for use on all types of surfaces, including:

  • Wood (hard & soft)
  • Marble
  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Plaster
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic)
  • Aluminium
  • Brass
  • Cast Iron and other soft metals.

Approximate time to remove paint: 30 minutes to 1 hour, multi-layered paint, 1 hour to overnight.
Approximate time to remove stains, varnishes and waxes: 15 to 30 minutes.
Approximate time to remove polyurathenes and acrylics: 1 to 2 hours.

Approx coverage:
4-6m² per Litre

Note: Always test and time a small area first.


  • Suitable for use by people with respiratory problems such as asthma sufferers
  • Water-based
  • “Tough not toxic”
  • Non Hazardous
  • Non Toxic
  • Non Caustic
  • Non Flammable
  • PH Neutral
  • No Fumes
  • No Skin Burns
  • Product requires no ventilation
  • Virtually zero VOC
  • No H (hazard) or P (precautionary) statements on the label
  • Vegan and Cruelty Free


All components in the formulations are well established and have a long history as non-hazardous materials. All ingredients were carefully selected to satisfy the following criteria:

  • No hazards to the end user  
  • No harm to the environment (our products readily biodegradable)  
  • Minimal VOC content (virtually nil! - content is 0.000004%!)

Most DCM-free paint strippers have just replaced one hazardous solvent with another, but Eco Solutions patented technology removes the hazardous solvent content and replaces it with water.

Home Strip® non-toxic paint and stain removers are classified within the following EU directive: Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and further conform with the following EU Harmonized Standard: EN71-1:2011. The toy safety directive 2009/48/EC applies to toys defined for use in play by children under the age of 14 years of age.

Home Strip® product range are safer alternatives to Methylene Chloride* as well as N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP) Benzyl Alcohol, Methanol, Ethanol, Dimethyl Sulphoxide (DMSO) or Gamma Butyrolactone (GBH).

*Eu Parliament agrees to ban paint stripper containing dichloromethane (14 January 2009).

Technical Information

Note: This product can be used in confined spaces without any respiratory protection. However, some softened paints may give off toxic fumes. HomeStrip Paint and Varnish Remover does not burn the skin, but  protective gloves are recommended for long exposure.

Please make sure you read the instructions on the packaging before you use the product.

For more detailed information, please download following pdfs:

Removing paints that contain lead

Lead in paint is one of the major sources of lead in older houses. It is recorded that about two-thirds of the homes built before 1940, and one-half of the homes built from 1940 to 1960, have been decorated with lead-based paint. Some homes built in the 60's and early 70's may contain some lead too.
Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is a “working wet system” that keeps the paint wet at all times and significantly reducing any risk of dust and therefore exposure to harmful particles.