Waste of time and $$$$ using this product
Brought a can to remove varnish of a peice of walnut ready to do a oil finish.
Applied as per instructions also wrapped in glad wrap as to help the paint stripper work more effective.
End result the Diggers paint stripper was useless and did not remove the varnish even after several attempts.
Then purchased tin of Poly Stripper and worked ike a charm.
I should read the other reviews before purchase.
Purchased in November 2019.
Waste of time and money...just awful
I wish I had read the reviews here before I tried this stuff. It's a joke. (FYI: I bought the the 'PLUS' version.)
I applied a thick layer to a wooden cabinet that had some old varnish/stain on it. I left it for several hours and it had barely even softened the coating into a thick gunk that didn't scrape off well at all. I think I would have to do it about 3 more times, and wait maybe 6 hours between each attempt to finally finish the job. I will be taking this back to Bunnings to get my money back - something I have rarely had to do. But this stuff is just completely 'unfit for purpose.' Don't make the same mistake I did.
Purchased in August 2019 for $23.00.
Don't waste your resources.
Looked for an effective paint stripper to remove stain from timber. Understood that it would require patience and multiple attempts depending on the amount of coats of stain applied.
Have purchased other diggers products so thought it would be the way to go! All I can say is don't waste your time or money. I ended up having to sand over the paint stripper which took just as much time as it would have if I hadn't elected to use a stripper - Find other products.
Purchased in July 2019.
This isn't the paint stripper you are looking for.
It doesn't really work. Applied it generously and waited a few hours. Still needed a lot of elbow grease: scrapers, steel wool, and finally sanding to get a small patch 1sqm of thinly applied paint off a deck that we couldn't reach with a drum sander.
Eventually gave up and decided it's a shabby chic deck ;)
So yes if you are looking at a shabby chic project this is the stuff for you!! But if looking to strip paint look elsewhere.
Purchased in April 2019.
I can't believe how ineffectual this stripper is. At best the gel becomes slightly coloured with the paint, that it. Other I have used (in the UK) so not sure what to buy here blistered the paint within seconds. Got it yesterday and will return it to Bunnings today. Total rubbish product.
Purchased in April 2019.
Rubbish for stripping metal!
Same experience as Kynan. Used diggers paint stripper to remove peeling paint from metal gate. Left for nearly 45 minutes and hardly anything. barely affected the paint. Went and picked up the septones paint stripper from SCA and viola, blistering within a minute and came off easily. no comparison. if you need to strip paint from metal, this isnt the product for you.
Totally useless product. Left on for 45 minutes and paint still hadn't bubbled or even looked like paint was going to come off. Took it back and got a refund. Was told "it needs to stay on for 24hrs to work".
Dont waste your time and money purchasing this product. I purchased Septone paint remover and it took paint off within 30 seconds.
There must be a better way
Very slow working and needs to be reapplied time and time again. Doesn't penetrate very well and at best softens it a little after the third or fourth time leaving a lot to be sanded off. There must be better products available that actually work.
Completely agree - useless
I appreciate it's "low odour" and "biodegradable" but it doesn't work. I foolishly trusted the product and put it all around three window frames. I spent more time try to clean it off. Still stinks. I know now why there are no time frames and it says "conveniently" wet for 24 hours...
Worked for me
I used it to remove paint from old steel mailboxes. Following instructions I applied the stripper with a brush. After about 15 minutes the paint softened and I was able to scrub it down using steel wool. It worked so well that you couldn’t tell the mailboxes were even painted before.
New product is rubbish.
I have used Diggers paint stripper before and found it effective. Then I recently bought Diggers Paint Stripper Plus from Bunnings. It stated it was low odour and could be left on for long periods. True,but that’s because I may as well have been brushing on oil for all the good it did. An added bonus is that it doesn’t even burn your skin it’s that useless. Save your money.
Took it back after seeing review
I bought this prior to research as I happened to be at Bunnings when I remembered I needed something to strip paint from metal. Just as well I decided to do a simple research and gut feel was right. I’m in a hardware store and I want something to strip paint from metal which I was thinking to myself, I need to be in Repco or Super Cheap at the minimum.
Convenience of being at Bunnings nearly cost me $22.
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