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Blue Bear® Soy Gel Paint & Urethane Stripper, 5 Gallons
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Blue Bear® Soy Gel Paint & Urethane Stripper

Removes heavy paints and stubborn coatings the natural way, with 100% American-grown soybeans. Less odor, less work and safer for you and the environment.
Item #
GRP40216
Rating:
92% of 100

Blue Bear Paint & Urethane Stripper (previously known as SOY-gel) is a tried-and-true stripper used by consumers for over two decades. Easily remove multiple layers of paint, varnish, urethane and enamel without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling, and without the odor of other furniture strippers. Made with 100% American-grown soybeans, Blue Bear Paint & Urethane Stripper is a great natural alternative to harsh chemical strippers. It is safe, low odor and non-caustic. Once applied, it starts to lift the coatings in minutes.


Features:

  • Very effective paint remover for paints, urethane, enamels, sealers, some epoxies, and many other coatings
  • Non-caustic, biodegradable, no toxic fumes
  • Removes multiple layers in one application
  • SAFE! No methylene chloride. Eco-friendly
  • Made with 100% American Grown Soybeans
  • Safe for use indoors in your family's home
  • Safe to use on wood, brick, stone, metal, plaster and many other surfaces
  • Concrete surfaces may darken with use of Blue Bear Paint and Urethane Stripper
(1) Blue Bear® Soy Gel Paint & Urethane Stripper
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Brand Blue Bear
Tech Spec
  • Coverage: Varies depending on type of coating, number of coats, age of coating, orientation of surface etc.
  • Average Coverage for Horizontal Surface: 125 sq. ft./gallon
  • Maximum Coverage for Horizontal Surface: 200 sq. ft./gallon
  • Average Coverage for Vertical Surface: 75 sq. ft./gallon
  • Cleanup With: Blue Bear Cleaner and Degreaser (recommended) or water
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Surprised at how quickly and well it worked and without any odors.
June 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Used it to take sealant off decorative concrete. Works very well!
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Added Jun 18, 2016
June 18, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Easy to apply, not caustic
Easy to apply with a brush, easy to scrape off, may require second coat if paint is thick. Leave on for two hours before scraping.

I recommend Rockler post a youtube demonstration video.
May 29, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great Product
Safe to use indoors and stripped poly like a champ! I highly recommend it.
April 20, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Buy it. It works.
Refurnishing a wood dresser I began with sanding it because it had a top coating to it. In my video you can see that I sanded down too far and when I applied stain it soaked it up. I didn't want to sand again to take the sheen off the rest of the dresser (a HUGE mess sanding is). Having health issues I was reluctant to buy a stripper but found this. I still wore a mask, but when removing my mask I couldn't smell anything. It's nearly odorless. I tested a small area and the product began working in literally 2 minutes as I was still brushing the product on. Amazing. Save yourself time and a huge mess to clean up, don't sand. I wish I would've bought this in the beginning of my project.
See top left of where I already scrapped a layer off. It literally started working within 2 minutes.
See top left of where I already scrapped a layer off. It literally started working within 2 minutes.
March 3, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Apparently same product as SOYGEL, good stuff!
I was a huge fan of SOYGEL, which you can use without big expensive air-handling systems to get rid of the fumes. Last time I went to Rocklers I couldn't find it, but they brought out this stuff, is says "SoyGel" on the label in small print.. Seems to be the same stuff. Messy to clean up, but you can use it indoors without fear of destroying your brain cells (I think).
March 17, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Trial for paint removal
Douglas M on Jun 12, 2018
I have tried other paint removers with some good results. The draw back, that many of those removers are toxic. So, this the first time using this product and the way it reads that it might be a better then the others.
Frank S on May 21, 2018
Trial for paint removal
Douglas M on Jun 12, 2018
I've heard good things - I need to strip an old table
STEPHANIE S on Jun 8, 2018
I have tried other paint removers with some good results. The draw back, that many of those removers are toxic. So, this the first time using this product and the way it reads that it might be a better then the others.
Frank S on May 21, 2018
I used this product in the past and it worked well. Using it indoors in the winter is a big plus.
Dan K on Apr 30, 2018
very good product. works well, non-toxic no odor
Robert G on Dec 31, 2017
I need a safe way to strip the paint on some antique doors
Dennis W on Mar 4, 2017
strip old varnish off the side rails of my boat
Tom L on Oct 27, 2016
nontoxic
jennifer p on Sep 7, 2016
I have used it before and it is very easy, effective and safe to use.
Paul M on Jun 15, 2016
I'm using it to strip paint from molding around doorways. It is safe to use for people in my household - not caustic. <br /><br />I hope it will not harm carpet although I will protect the carpeting.
Dan R on May 7, 2016
i need something i can use indoors
john m on Mar 23, 2016
I've heard good things - I need to strip an old table
STEPHANIE S on Jun 8, 2018
I used this product in the past and it worked well. Using it indoors in the winter is a big plus.
Dan K on Apr 30, 2018
I'm stripping a factory cart. What's the best way to clean afterwards?
Rusticreuse on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I wipe down with Acetone when I am concerned about raising the grain. However, you have to be in a well ventilated area. Blue Bear also makes a Spray De-greaser (SKU 50136) that works exceptionally well. Just be careful not to saturate the project. You will have minor grain raising which you can knock back with an abrasive pad.
Is this safe to use on ABS plastic?
Bob P on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not for use on PVC, plastic, rubber, or drywall.
Any advice using this on an old door with multiple layers of paint? I have the door outside, laying flat. First coat of SoyGel got up the "modern" latex based paints no problem at all. There looks like a good 4 layers of older paint on the door - most likely oil based lead paint. I reapplied more of SoyGel to the surface, but it seems like SoyGel is barely touching this stuff, even when left overnight. Any thoughts?
mattyinthesun on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You might need to let the SoyGel work for a longer time... For a tough removal job: apply a liberal coat of SoyGel, spray on a light mist of water, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave sit for maybe a number of days. Each day try to scrape a little bit of paint. If not successful, mist with water and reapply the plastic wrap. The water mist keeps the SoyGel from drying and also provides sort of an air seal. The plastic wrap can be plastic bags from a store -- cut open. For a door, work on a quarter (or less) of the area at a time. (I have used this process to remove mastic from ceramic tile. The longer the wait for the SoyGel to work, the easier it was to scrape off the old mastic.)
I need to strip stain off a dock on a freshwater lake. Is this product toxic to fish?
Stash on Dec 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this product contains a chemical that has a low toxicity to aquatic life.
Is it safe to use on aluminum?
CamperResto on May 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not used it on aluminum, how ever I have used it and the paint just dropped off. I love the product.
Can this product remove polyurethane from a floor with vct tiles?
Glenmore J on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it would probably etch your vinyl composition tile. Try a small area that's not in plain site.
A newbie wanting to refinish great grandmother's old walnut dresser. Would this do the trick? What do I apply to the wood after using product? What supplies would you suggest purchasing to complete project? Thank you kindly in advance for any and all suggestions!
Ash H on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ash. Sounds like a fun project! The only time I've used soy gel is when I was trying to remove several layers of paint from a 1934 door which had been an exterior door before adding a sun porch. The first couple of coats worked really well after several hours. However, as I got through the layers it became less effective and after a total of 3 bottles and 2 days later I still had at least 3 layers that wouldn't budge. My original plan was to stain it, but I ended up painting it instead. If you're just removing stain & varnish, you should be fine. Good ventilation, gloves, and some fine sandpaper after it dries should do the trick. If I could figure out how to post a pic,I'd send a photo to you. Good luck!
How much sq.ft can I do with 2qts of ur blue bear soy gel paint and urethane stripper?
Danny A on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: •Coverage: Varies depending on type of coating, number of coats, age of coating, orientation of surface etc.
•Average Coverage for Horizontal Surface: 125 sq. ft./gallon
•Maximum Coverage for Horizontal Surface: 200 sq. ft./gallon
•Average Coverage for Vertical Surface: 75 sq. ft./gallon
Can it be used to strip indoor pools without harming any of the piping or pool systems?
Jim W on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Outside my area of knowledge.
Thick coat applied on cabinets coated with urethane, but not coming off after several hours.
What am I doing wrong?
JOSEPHINE on Sep 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Chester, I've found the Soy Gel is the safest alternative to the harsher Methylene Chloride strippers. However, it is much slower. I've had my best results on stubborn finishes by applying a heavy coat, then wrapping it with plastic and letting it work for a few hours. Keep checking it to ensure it hasn't dried out, and reapply a thin layer if it has. This method has worked well even with Pre-Cat Lacquer.
Does this product remove a milk paint finish?
Mark M on Dec 22, 2019
I'm wondering if this would work with slate flooring. I recently sealed a un-slate floor with topical sealer, only to realize that some of the floor still had sealer on it. Time to strip and start over. Would this product work?
Jason B on Apr 28, 2018
Is it safe to use in contact with glass and tile?
Bruce A on Apr 1, 2018