Compare paint strippers
Three lead paint strippers
LEAD-OUT® Paint Stripper will remove more paint per dollar than competing lead paint strippers and is the only paint stripper to permanently render all heavy metals non-hazardous.
|Paint Stripper||Average Coverage Area||Price Per Square Foot||Renders Lead
|Renders Other Heavy
|LEAD-OUT®||100 Sq. Ft.||$0.95 or less||Permanently||Permanently|
|PEEL-AWAY® Paint Remove||18 Sq. Ft.||$1.50||No||No|
|Strip-Tox® Paint Stripper||63 Sq. Ft.||$1.28||Temporary||No|
Comparing Paint Strippers
By the numbers, LEAD-OUT® is the best lead paint stripper, but these other products have pros as well as cons.
Coverage area information for any paint stripper
The largest coverage area will be on flat surfaces for any paint stripper. Rough and porous surfaces decrease the square footage coverage of any coating or paint stripper. Also, applying a paint stripper thicker will reduce coverage area but will increase the number of coats of paint removed. Poor intercoat adhesion often causes premature lifting of the paint. This reduces the number of layers of paint a stripper will remove. High absorption into the underlying surface, usually wood, will make it difficult for any paint stripper to remove the bottom layer of paint.
60-80 square feet: Porous, rough surfaces, many layers of paint, intricate wood-work: historic preservation, antique restoration, brick or sheet rock surfaces.