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KRUD KUTTER GO32 Gloss-Off Prepaint Surface Preparation, 32-Ounce

3.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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QT, Surface Prep Krud Kutter, Branded Gloss Off, Liquid Deglosser/Sander That Can Be Coated Over After Only 10 Minutes, Simply Wipe On & Wipe Off, Unlike Solvent Based Products, Does Not Require Rinsing, Promotes The Adhesion Of New Paint & Varnish To Old Finishes All Paints, Polyurethane, Lacquer, Varnish As Well As Preparing Walls For Papering, Water Based, Earth Friendly Formula, No Harmful Vapors.

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The safe solution for tough task cleaning with Krud Kutter's Gloss-Off Prepaint Surface Preparation. No rinse, one-step formula is specially designed to prepare a high gloss and other hard to stick to surfaces for repainting and refinishing. Specially formulated to help new paint and varnish bond to old finishes, or as a wall preparation prior to wall-papering. It removes dirt, grease, grime, smoke, mildew, food stains, heel marks, crayons, old wallpaper paste, and wax from painted and unpainted wood, metal or vinyl wall paper. Cleans paint brushes & rollers between colors; removes gritty residue left by removers & strippers.

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Part Number GO32/6
Item Weight 2.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 5.2 x 2.2 x 8 inches
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Item model number GO326
Size 30 - 40 ounces
Item Package Quantity 1

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ASIN B001001LMU
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3.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #19,945 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#462 in Home & Kitchen > Cleaning Supplies > Household Cleaning > All-Purpose Cleaners
Shipping Weight 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available January 2, 2009

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Krud Kutter Gloss-Off doesn't degloss, even though the container says it does. I called the company after noticing no gloss reduction, and they said as much. It's a cleaner/degreaser, and nothing more. The two active ingredients in the product are common ingredients for cleaners, so there's nothing in it that would remove gloss--or command a high price. It's not a bad cleaner, but you're paying ten bucks a quart for something that's worth two, or less (check your dollar store). It's benign, with little or no odor, and requires no rinsing, which is an advantage over something like TSP, but in the end, all you have is a degreased surface, still glossy.

This means that you're depending on something other than a surface with some tooth to it to provide adhesion. Fortunately, some primers, such as Zissner Bullseye 123, will adhere well to glossy surfaces. Otherwise, you'd be back in the past, where everybody knew you had better sand glossy surfaces to give the paint something to grip. I sanded anyway, because there's no way the makers of this product are going to come out and redo my cabinets.
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Although not purchased through amazon, I was disappointed enough with this product that I believe it warranted a review. It was sold to us as a safe product to use in de-glossing old paint finishes to prepare them for a recoat. Unfortunately it did not remove any gloss off the surface and as others mentioned its cleaning ability was average at best. We learnt this the hard way after repainting and having issues with the adhesion of the paint to a previous glossy oil based surface (even when using a primer/undercoat). It was our intention to sand initially but this product looked like the answer to save a lot of mess and time. Perhaps there are certain surfaces that will work better on, but if the surface you intend to use it with is has a high gloss I'd be cautious.

We really liked the fact that it was less toxic than other products, as well as simple to apply, but if it can not even preform it's function then what is the point.

Update Jan 2014: I still had heaps of product left so decided to use it again as we paint furniture as a hobby business. Gloss Off has now become a staple in our prep process. Although it did not work very well the first time we tried it, we have noticed however that it does seem to dissolve or de gloss - to some degree - a previous painted surface. Adhesion of paint is critical for us and there are some surfaces that we only want to sand lightly, so combined with Gloss Off, it will allow for greater adhesion. I would always recommend a light sand first and then a wipe over with Gloss Off to clean and complete the job. This process does not take very long and in some instances we have only used Gloss Off and it has still worked.
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I ordered this product to use on kitchen cabinets in a house I'm flipping. The cabinets are really low-end paper over partical board, and couldn't take much sanding. Gloss Off worked great. The paint and primer adhered well, and saved me from costly cabinet replacement.
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I bought a gallon of this product at a local paint store to de-gloss an interior wall before converting it to flat paint. No reduction in shine or feel after a very thorough application and wipe down per the instructions. I will request a refund and return the unused product.
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Made re_purposing an old end table a breeze. Just rub this on, wait 10 minutes and paint, just like it says. My table looks like I just bought it, not a bad paint job. Everyone was impressed when I said I painted it. No sanding, no mess.
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Not much to say here other than it does not de-gloss. It cleans, but sanding is still necessary after this product. All in all this was a wasted purchase.
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By Hoogs on January 25, 2011
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Used on old bathroom cabinets before painting them. The paint went on perfectly, no issues whatsoever. The cabinets were cheap particleboard type cabinets from the 80's. This product saved lots of time and hassle trying to sand these down. We just wiped them with this product and 10 minutes later we were painting. Highly recommended.
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I had the same experience as several others. I need to repaint a large amount of dining room trim. It was painted with glossy latex paint years ago. I tried just applying latex paint, but quickly realized it wasn't adhering well. So I stopped. My husband ordered Krud-Kutter Gloss-Off. The label means it removes paint gloss, right?

Wrong. It's just some kind of cleaner. If paint isn't sticking well to a surface because it's greasy, obviously cleaning off the grease (with any cleaning product) would help. But It's had zero effect reducing the glossy-ness of my painted wood. The paint I brushed on a test area had just as much difficulty adhering as before.

By the way, it didn't even lighten scuff marks, despite much scrubbing, and didn't do any better than Mr. Clean at scrubbing new brown marks off a door frame the cat likes to scratch her back on!
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