About the Stripwell QCS System
Stripwell QCS Finish Remover was released in 2021 and is our flagship product at Stripwell. In 2023, QCS Surface Cleanser was released to enhance the experience of our customers and complete what we now call our QCS System.
QCS stands for QUICK, CLEAN, and SAFE! Our goal is to turn the most hazardous part of the furniture refinishing process into the safest for users at all skill levels!
What does QCS Finish Remover do?
QCS Finish Remover is formulated to simply and safely remove antique and vintage wood finishes without the use of Methylene Chloride, NMP, or any other harsh chemicals. Our liquid formula is perfect for those hard-to-reach areas and is eco-friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, and non-hazardous. QCS Finish Remover is the safe stripper that works!
What does QCS Surface Cleanser do?
QCS Surface Cleanser is not just a cleaner. It is the perfect cleaning agent to deep clean the raw wood surface of your project after stripping it with QCS Finish Remover, but it also does much more. QCS Surface Cleanser is formulated to simply and safely prepare already finished surfaces for a new coating such as paint, clear lacquer, and many others. Our QCS Surface Cleanser formula is the perfect pre-paint cleaner when diluted 50/50 with distilled water and acts as a liquid scuff-sanding agent when used at full strength after the surface has been thoroughly cleaned with the 50/50 mixture.
IMPORTANT: When using QCS Surface Cleanser as a liquid scuff-sanding agent,
a quality primer or bonding sealer should always be used prior to the first coat of any
Other Helpful Information
QCS Finish Remover is formulated with non-hazardous and eco-friendly, high flash point (non-flammable) ingredients that enable a much safer alternative when compared to using traditional stripping agents that rely on dangerous chemicals and/or highly flammable components. The good news is that safer chemistry does not negatively impact efficiency or effectiveness when used on the appropriate projects. Stripwell QCS Finish Remover performs on the same level or better than most toxic stripping agents in removing many of the vintage and antique coatings you will face when flipping, refinishing, and restoring furniture. The main ingredient in Stripwell QCS Finish Remover is a plant ester that is a non-VOC and listed as an EPA Inert ingredient.
QCS Finish Remover works to safely and simply remove approximately 70% - 80%
of the common antique and vintage finishes you will face.
Vintage and Antique Finishes = pre-1970's
QCS Finish Remover will strip some paints very well, but it is not designed for paint removal. Results will vary.
QCS Finish Remover is not recommended to remove modern wood finishes like conversion varnish other catalyzed finishes, but does work well in some cases.
If you need any help better understanding the Stripwell QCS System,
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