Through my own experience (front door tray) and now a customer of mine I have recently put together the theory that Glade Scented Oil Plug Ins do a far cleaner, quicker job at stripping very thick clear coats (I am assuming a spray poly of some type) plus whatever stain was applied before the clear, than any commercial stripper I have used.
I don’t buy these things. One of my neighbors that moved left me a box of cleaning supplies so I tried it out, didn’t love the scent so unplugged it and didn’t notice that I left the unit in a position that was unstable in my front door tray. It went through my clear and stain and brought the wood back to it’s original unfinished glory with no pile of thick residue, chemically melted proof of a finish that once was or any damage to the wood itself. It’s like it made time turn back or the finish just evaporate. I wasn’t happy with the scent which was no longer imprisoned by the glass jar that formerly rationed the stank or the obvious damage to the finish. I didn’t really take note of how clean the wood had been stripped however until last night when I picked up a dining room table from a customer with very obvious clear coat damage caused by the same perp. Their daughter had left their plug in on the table multiple times when she needed the outlet for her laptop and same result… very thick clear coat evaporated along with the stain applied to the veneer.
Finish and stain gone completely in a very short time period with absolutely no effort.
Anyone know what type of chemical this oil is made of, how I can get a can and/or where the finish evaporates to? Any and all input greatly appreciated.
Heres my tray which is still damaged but always covered with a bunch of stuff. I will take some pics of the table when I get out to my garage.
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