Best paint stripper I've used.
Posted January 26, 2014
I've had nothing but success using SOY-Gel. I've used it to strip two step epoxy. Where no other product would work SOY-Gel did the job without damaging the underlying finish. Would I recommend SOY-Gel to a friend yes I would and have.
Recently had to refinish a kitchen...
Posted September 12, 2013
Recently had to refinish a kitchen table after 20 years of use. The Soy-Gel remover and it was fantasic! Extremely low odor and very easy to use. I did notice that the longer I left the product on the better the results (20-25 minutes vs. the 10-15 minutes the directions suggested). Don't know if this is typical but it did the trick for me. Would absolutely use this product again.
I enjoy refinishing furniture and love...
Posted August 16, 2013
I enjoy refinishing furniture and love finding pieces in second hand stores. I used the Soy Gel at the recommendation of the gentleman at my local Rockler's store. I am currently redoing a dresser that has some ornate woodwork and a waterfall on the front corners. The product completely removed all the paint stuck in these areas. I will agree it is a little messy, but I am pretty sure that is my fault and not the products. I love the fact that there are no horrid fumes and it is safe around my pets..the dog loves to help!!! I have recommended this to all my friends that need a remover and will use only this product from now on.
Prior to this I had always...
Posted July 28, 2013
Prior to this I had always used methylene chloride based strippers with great success but since they are off the market I gave the soy gel stripper a try. What a gooey mess! After letting it sit for several hours I tried to remove it. It left a gummy mess on the putty knife I was using. It wouldn't wipe off, just kept rolling from side to side. I tried acetone and lacquer thinner with no success. Finally, most of it came off with Scotch brite pads and water, but what a mess it left. Of course it raised the grain, which required sanding and there were still gobs of residue which clogged the sandpaper. I ended up using a cabinet scraper on flat surfaces and custom ground scrapers on contours. What I didn't use I gave away. Avoid this stripper - it does strip but leave a situation far, far worse than what you started with.
We used this product to remove...
Posted March 22, 2013
We used this product to remove the paint and carpet glue off of the concrete floors in our house. I wanted a product that was non-toxic and low odor. This stuff smells strong! And, it doesn't go away when you use the Emerge degreaser either. We left the soy gel on overnight to remove the paint and it dried out. So to remove it we had to use wire brushes and scrub it 3 times and rinse 4 times with vinegar water to remove the soy gel! The floors came clean, but the smell of the soy gel still lingers in our house despite sealing the concrete with 3 layers of concrete seal. 2 weeks has passed and our house still smells of soy gel. Which stinks! It smells like a chemical smell although it is probably non-toxic. I hope with time the smell disappears. I would not recommend this product for cleaning concrete floors.