ZAR® Paint and Varnish Remover

ZAR® Paint and Varnish Remover

ZAR® Paint and Varnish Remover is a biodegradable, non-flammable, semi-paste formula ideal for removing all types of coatings on multiple surfaces without damaging the finish.

Use it to remove latex and oil based paints, lacquers, varnishes, polyurethanes, and two-component epoxy coatings, as well as light industrial and marine-grade finishes.

ZAR® Paint and Varnish Remover Application

Quick Overview

ZAR® Paint and Varnish Remover’s thicker viscosity helps it adhere better to both horizontal and vertical surfaces.

  • Rapid penetration
  • Heavy-duty strength
  • Easy to apply
  • Does not contain ozone-depleting chemicals
  • Soap and water cleanup
  • Zero VOC

Product Features:

  • Interior/exterior
  • Professional-grade formula
  • Sizes: quart, gallon
  • Action Time: 15 minutes - 2 hours


  • Wood
  • Plaster
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Fiberglass
  • Masonry
  • Brick



Do not transfer the contents to unlabeled bottles or other containers. Read the label carefully before using. For safety, wear latex gloves and eye protection with side shields. On surfaces other than wood, metal, fiberglass, or masonry, test for compatibility in an inconspicuous area.


ZAR® Paint and Varnish Remover liberally using a brush or roller, ensuring the entire area to be stripped is covered. Let the finish soften until gentle scraping can expose the bare surface.* Don’t rush – let the remover do the work. Avoid application in direct sunlight. Check the coating every 15 minutes for ease of removal by gently scraping the surface. Several applications may be necessary depending on the thickness and the age of the coating to be removed. If a second application is required, apply it directly over the first coat. On rounded or uneven surfaces, the use of an old toothbrush simplifies the removal process. Allow ZAR® Paint and Varnish Remover to sit on the surface for 15 minutes for latex or oil-based paints. For removing polyurethane coatings, allow the product to sit on the surface for 15 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the type of polyurethane. When the remover has completely penetrated the coating, remove it with a scraper or a nonabrasive pad. If you’re recoating the surface, wipe it with a damp cloth to remove any residual product. Two-component epoxy coatings and masonry waterproofing paints may require several applications to completely remove the coating.

USAGE STATEMENT: Prior to use, carefully read the product label and follow the directions. For technical information, warnings, cautions, notices, and additional information, download and read the documentation available on this website.

* WARNING: If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or visit