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OB1 Paint and Varnish Remover Review

Updated May 18, 2023 | Posted May 13, 2023 | Product Review, Sundries | 0 comments

OB1 Paint and Varnish Remover is an aerosol gel paint stripper, meaning it comes in a spray can. The idea is simple; you spray a generous amount of OB1 onto the paint or varnish you’d like to remove, wait for 10 minutes or so for it to do its job, then remove it with an appropriate tool. The chemicals in OB1 paint stripper breaks down the old coating so you can simply scrape away.


My OB1 Paint and Varnish Remover Review


I’m a professional Decorator, so I have used many different paint strippers over the years, but until recently, I was an OB1 virgin. However, I had some wooden acorns to get back to original condition, so I thought it would be the perfect time to test it.

After a good shake, I sprayed the acorn and left it for about 5 mins. Then with my general fast hook scraper with a 50mm double edged reversible tungsten carbide blade, I scraped off the top layer of paint.


I repeated this process again and again. After the 3rd time of applying the OB1 Stripper, I rubbed the acorn down with wire wool. Same again on the 4th application, but I used a finer grade wire wool this time. This removed all the last of the paint and left me with bare timber.

Then I washed with sugar soap and allowed it to dry.

I had 2 of these to do and they only took about 45 mins each, which is impressive. There was plenty of OB1 left in the can too.

Aerosol paint strippers are easy to use, and OB1 does the job brilliantly.

OB1 Paint and Varnish Remover Review – by Daniel James Wilson

ob1 paint and varnish remover


Updated May 18, 2023 | Posted May 13, 2023 | 0 comments

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