Furniture Stripping,

No Sanding – So Easy!

Any Paint – Any Varnish – Any Surface

Welcome to Cooper’s Strip Club, manufacturers and suppliers of what we believe to be the world’s best stripping products, advice & back up support.

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100’s of Projects

No Sanding – So Easy!

An online bargain or an inherited piece of furniture covered in a finish that just has to go. Stripping it seemed like a great idea at the time, it can’t be that hard.

After the many hours of surviving the stink and chemical burns from using a regular paint stripper, you realize you now need to spend many more dusty hours of toxic sanding to get anywhere near a result you’re happy with, you find yourself wondering why you ever started.

With Coopers you’ll get the results you always wanted without the pain of sanding, why sand when the person who made your project sanded it for you? Simply dissolve the old finish with Cooper’s Stripper then rinse the surface clean with Cooper’s Flusher.

The result is a surface where the character (Patina) remains undamaged, unbleached or removed, which is exactly what a new finish needs if it going to look amazing.

With Coopers you’ll produce a surface that’s Clean, Dry and Absorbent, which is exactly what a new finish needs if it is to survive.

No Grain Raising

The Cooper’s System does not raise the grain due to there being no water in the Cooper’s Products or in the stripping process.

Any Paint - Any Varnish

Coopers has been used for stripping in the furniture industry for nearly 40 years, where you can safely and easily strip French Polish, Varnish, Shellac, Tung Oil, Danish Oil, Polyurethane, Lacquer, Two Pack Coatings, Stain, Lead Paint, Enamel Paint, Acrylic Paint, even Powder Coating.

Any Surface

Strip any of these finishes from any solid timber including Kauri, Rimu, Totara, Matai, Beech, Cedar, Redwood, Oregon, Huon pine, Tasmanian Oak, Jarrah, Baltic Pine, Oak, Walnut, Teak, Mahogany, Kauri, veneered surfaces, Ply Wood, Particle Board, Hard Board, MDF, even metal fittings and castings made from Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Steel and cast iron.

Economical - Time/Cost Saving

When it comes to time and money the good news is you’re going to save a lot of both! You’ll save time because you’re not going to be sanding and you’ll save money because a little Cooper’s goes a really long way, up to ten times the distance of a regular Paint Stripper.

Any Project

And when we say Furniture Stripping, we mean your valuable antiques, Dining Tables, Chairs, Welsh Dresser, Lounge Suites, Coffee Tables, Cabinets, Blanket Chests, Occasional Furniture, Lamp Stands, Book Cases and every other type of furniture you can imagine.

Environmentally Safer - Safe Lead Removal

The Cooper’s System does not pollute the environment, being wet and dustless, our specialist masking products completely contain all the old finish being stripped as well as any residual Stripper or Flusher, this means nothing escapes to harm our environment.

Easy to Use - Low Odour - Non Caustic

With Coopers you’ll get the results you always wanted without the pain of sanding, why sand when the person who made your project sanded it for you? Simply dissolve the old finish with Cooper’s Stripper then rinse the surface clean with Cooper’s Flusher.

The Stripper that gets it off everytime!

Simon Kriehn

“After using heaps of other products, once being shown how to use Cooper’s, nothing else comes close”

Simon Kriehn

Andrew Hopping

“If I had to sand, I would have ended up just repainting it all.”

Andrew Hopping

John & Susan Sweetman

“Once it’s Coopered, it’s done forever. The Shellac surfaces were dark and beaded. Now the smooth, light surfaces are a joy.”

John & Susan Sweetman

Antony & Jo Wood

“The overall ease of Cooper’s is really good.”

Antony & Jo Wood

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Lacquer off Mahogany table
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping lacquer off Mahogany table
Using Cooper’s Paint & Varnish Stripping Products see how we Stripped the Lacquer from this Mahogany Table then Finished it with Moisturiser

Using Cooper’s

No Sanding was required because Cooper’s reuses the sanding that was put there by the person who made the table, it’s quick & it’s easy!

See how we polished the table using Cooper’s Semi Sealer & Moisturiser, it’s a finish that’s like skin care for wood, bringing out the inner glow of the Mahogany, it feels like silk.

Using Conventional Stripping Methods

The top is huge & the turned legs are near on impossible to sand, just imagine the time & work it would take.

In addition to the physical drama of sanding there's also all that toxic messy dust floating around, getting into everything it shouldn’t.
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Stained Varnish Cabinet
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping a Stained Varnish China Cabinet - Full
See how to strip a Varnished China Cabinet without sanding
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Outdoor Macrocarpa Table (Stain)
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping an Outdoor Macrocarpa Table with Cooper's
Here we strip and Grain Enhance a Very weather damaged outdoor Macrocarpa table - without Sanding
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Oak Cabinet (Shellac)
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping Shellac off an Oak Cabinet
Here we strip Shellac off an Oak Cabinet -
No Sanding
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Chinese Side Table (Varnish & Stain)
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping Varnish & Stain
Here we strip Varnish & Stain off a Chinese side table, See how easy it is to get into the details - No Sanding
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Singer Sewing Machine Drawers (Shellac)
Strip Tease
Stripping Shellac off Singer Sewing Machine Drawers
Here we Strip & Moisturise a set of Singer Sewing Machine Drawers. Look how incredibly easy it is to get into the carved areas - No Sanding
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Stripping Varnish
Strip Tease
Stripping Varnish
A Quick overview of how easy it is to strip varnish with Cooper's - No Sanding
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Lacquer off Mahogany Table
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping lacquer off Mahogany table
Using Cooper’s Paint & Varnish Stripping Products see how we Stripped the Lacquer from this Mahogany Table then Finished it with Moisturiser

Using Cooper’s

No Sanding was required because Cooper’s reuses the sanding that was put there by the person who made the table, it’s quick & it’s easy!

See how we polished the table using Cooper’s Semi Sealer & Moisturiser, it’s a finish that’s like skin care for wood, bringing out the inner glow of the Mahogany, it feels like silk.

Using Conventional Stripping Methods

The top is huge & the turned legs are near on impossible to sand, just imagine the time & work it would take.

In addition to the physical drama of sanding there's also all that toxic messy dust floating around, getting into everything it shouldn’t.
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Stained Varnish China Cabinet
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping a Stained Varnish China Cabinet - Full
See how to strip a Varnished China Cabinet without sanding
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Outdoor Macrocarpa Table (Stain)
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping an Outdoor Macrocarpa Table with Cooper's
Here we strip and Grain Enhance a Very weather damaged outdoor Macrocarpa table - without Sanding
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Oak Cabinet (Shellac)
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping Shellac off an Oak Cabinet
Here we strip Shellac off an Oak Cabinet -
No Sanding
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Chinese Side Table (Varnish & Stain)
Stripping Tutorial
Stripping Varnish & Stain
Here we strip Varnish & Stain off a Chinese side table, See how easy it is to get into the details - No Sanding
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Singer Sewing Machine Drawers (Shellac)
Strip Tease
Stripping Shellac off Singer Sewing Machine Drawers
Here we Strip & Moisturise a set of Singer Sewing Machine Drawers. Look how incredibly easy it is to get into the carved areas - No Sanding
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Stripping Varnish
Strip Tease
Stripping Varnish
A Quick overview of how easy it is to strip varnish with Cooper's - No Sanding
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Ensuring Your Success

At Cooper’s we want everyone to be successful with their projects. Sometimes when restoring a little professional advice can help. Our support is free, your success is our success.

Online Tutorials

A great way to learn how to use Coopers is to watch our many short length tutorial videos or our real-time videos that show you the actual project being done in real-time so you don’t miss a thing.

Phone Support

NZ 0800 678 678 or AUS 1800 600 616 Speak to a Cooper’s expert.

Email Support

Feel free to contact us and send photos of your project to [email protected]

We also love to see your before and after shots – [email protected]

 

Jackobean Chair (Varnish)
Full Length Tutorial
Stripping a Jacobean barley twist chair
In Real time we strip a Varnish of an Oak Barley Twist Jacobean chair - No Sanding -
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Gramophone (Shellac)
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Stripping Shellac off Oak Veneer on Antique Gramophone
Here we strip Shellac off Oak Veneer on an Antique Gramophone - without Sanding
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Dark Stain off a Chair
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Stripping Dark Stain off Chair
Here we strip dark stain off a Chair - No Sanding
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Cabinet (shellac)
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Stripping Shellac off Antique Cabinet
Here we strip Shellac off a veneered Antique Cabinet - No Sanding
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Metal Chest (Paint)
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Stripping an antique metal chest
Here we strip Thick paint off an Antique metal chest - No Sanding
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Kauri Serving Tray (Shellac)
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Stripping a Kauri Serving Tray
Here we strip Shellac off an Antique Kauri Serving Tray - No Sanding
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Bentwood Chair (Shellac)
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Stripping a Bentwood Chair
Here we strip Shellac off an Antique Bentwood Chair - No Sanding
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Varnish Chair
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Stripping a Varnish Chair
Here we strip Varnish off a chair with turned legs - No Sanding
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Antique Clock (Shellac)
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Stripping an Antique Clock
Here we strip Shellac off an Antique Clock - No Sanding
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Jackobean Chair (Varnish)
Full Length Tutorial
Stripping a Jacobean barley twist chair
In Real time we strip a Varnish of an Oak Barley Twist Jacobean chair - No Sanding -
Watch Time 11:39
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Gramophone (Shellac)
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Stripping Shellac off Oak Veneer on Antique Gramophone
Here we strip Shellac off Oak Veneer on an Antique Gramophone - without Sanding
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Dark Stain off a Chair
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Stripping Dark Stain off Chair
Here we strip dark stain off a Chair - No Sanding
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Cabinet (shellac)
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Stripping Shellac off Antique Cabinet
Here we strip Shellac off a veneered Antique Cabinet - No Sanding
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Metal Chest (Paint)
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Stripping an antique metal chest
Here we strip Thick paint off an Antique metal chest - No Sanding
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Kauri Serving Tray (Shellac)
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Stripping a Kauri Serving Tray
Here we strip Shellac off an Antique Kauri Serving Tray - No Sanding
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Bentwood Chair (Shellac)
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Stripping a Bentwood Chair
Here we strip Shellac off an Antique Bentwood Chair - No Sanding
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Varnish Chair
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Stripping a Varnish Chair
Here we strip Varnish off a chair with turned legs - No Sanding
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Antique Clock (Shellac)
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Stripping an Antique Clock
Here we strip Shellac off an Antique Clock - No Sanding
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How to get started

We recommend the ideal way to use Cooper’s is by purchasing a Stripping Pack, a Cooper’s Stripping Pack contains the main products required to give you the No Sanding advantage of the Cooper’s Strip Club.

Buy Online

The Entire Cooper’s Range is available direct to you on this website

Retail Suppliers

Click Here for our list of retail suppliers

Call us Direct

Discuss your project with us.

Call NZ 0800 678 678 or AUS 1800 600 616 or INT +64 6 376 4381

Home Demonstration

(NZ only) If you have a large project e.g. House lot of Windows, Doors, Weatherboards etc, Cooper’s are happy to visit your home for free and show you how to strip the easy way. If this sounds like you, we invite you to call us, discuss your project and arrange a time.

Call 0800 678 678

Outdoor Bench Seat (Grain Enhancer)
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Restoring a Macrocarpa Outdoor Bench Seat
Here we restore a Macrocarpa Outdoor Bench Seat.
A great video to see Grain Enhancer in action
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Coffee Table (2-Pac)
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Stripping 2-pac Lacquer off a Coffee Table
Here we strip 2-pac Lacquer off a coffee table with the Menz Shed in Dannevirke, New Zealand - No Sanding
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Customer Feedback

“I was the 1,000th like

Love using Cooper’s.

Have done a rimu kitchen and various other bits of furniture.

I came for a lesson on doing a rocking chair.

Thanks very much, great product”

Kaye Birchall

Stripping Roadshow NZ

“Needed to restore 50-year-old bedroom Mahogany suite.

Used Cooper’s Stripper and coated it with moisturiser.

It is the only suite we have had and after 54 years of marriage it now looks amazing”

Ken & Anne

“Fantastic Product

Don’t get someone to do your furniture.

Do It Yourself

Save money and the results are amazing”

Terralie & Keith Hardy

Mahogany Dining Table [1/4]
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Stripping a Mahogany Dining Table - Part [1/4] Stripping
In Real time we Strip, Semi Seal, Moisturise and Polish a Mahogany Dining Table - No Sanding
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Mahogany Dining Table [2/4]
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Stripping a Mahogany Dining Table - Part [2/4] Semi Sealing
In Real time we Strip, Semi Seal, Moisturise and Polish a Mahogany Dining Table - No Sanding
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Mahogany Dining Table [3/4]
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Stripping a Mahogany Dining Table - Part [3/4] Moisturise
In Real time we Strip, Semi Seal, Moisturise and Polish a Mahogany Dining Table - No Sanding
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Mahogany Dining Table [4/4]
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Stripping a Mahogany Dining Table - Part [4/4] Polish
In Real time we Strip, Semi Seal, Moisturise and Polish a Mahogany Dining Table - No Sanding
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Coffee Table (2-Pac)
Livestream
Stripping 2-pac Lacquer off a Coffee Table
Here we strip 2-pac Lacquer off a coffee table with the Menz Shed in Dannevirke, New Zealand - No Sanding
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Outdoor Bench Seat (Grain Enhancer)
Livestream
Restoring a Macrocarpa Outdoor Bench Seat
Here we restore a Macrocarpa Outdoor Bench Seat.
A great video to see Grain Enhancer in action
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