It was my first time using paint stripper so I didn't have much in terms of expectations, this definitely taught me patience. I needed to strip lead paint off a door, I had previously used a heat gun on the trim, but the thicker base layer of polyurethane was really gunking up my putty knife to a new level of inconvenient - not to mention the fumes. This stripper definitely worked, but it took a lot of time, from what I could see I had white lead paint, over green, over polyurethane, I applied the stripped in stages and letting it sit 24 hours each time. It took two 24-hour layers, then one last spot treatments. This one door took up the ENTIRE GALLON of Strip-Tox, I didn't think it would use the whole bucket, but now I know!
I let the door rest for a few days till I had time to sand it. After the first sanding, I used a dish sponge to clean the door with water and Contractors Solvent, scrubbed it clean with the scrub side of the sponge a blade, and putty knife. Door is finally fully sanded, stained, and beautiful! Back to the historic fit of the house.
Patience and detail are key. This is a great low-fume product. We used it inside, with the windows open, with gloves and masks on anyway, but always good to have ventilation. I wish a gallon stretched further but it did what I needed it to do and I'm very happy with the result.