How to Strip The Stain

Step 1: Choose a standard paint stripper

Paint or stain and topcoat can be removed with most methylene chloride-based strippers, such as:

  • Savogran SuperStrip™
  • Kutzit™
  • Dad's Easy Stripper™
  • 3-M Safest Strip®

NOTE: If selecting other products to strip the stain, make sure to read the warning against use on fiberglass.

Step 2: Apply stripper to doorlite frames first

Remove the stripper within 2-3 minutes. Follow the paint stripper manufacturer's directions and cautions for use of the paint stripper. Use a clean rag to apply the stripper.

Step 3: Apply stripper to the door

Work on small areas at a time. Follow the pain stripper manufacturer's directions and cautions for correct use of the paint stripper.

Step 4: Wash off remaining stripper

After the stain or paint has been removed, scrub the door with an all-purpose cleaner to completely remove any stripper residue. Rinse well and wipe dry.

Make sure door is completely clean and dry before refinishing.