I used Dettol for a long time to strip the paint off of my models and it works great in a pinch. there are some problems with it though, firstly you won't be removing any enamel based paints, tamiya spray paints didn't shift in dettol for me, secondly it's hazardous and you'll want to wear protection to avoid Dermatitis (those STD's are the worst : Stripper Transmitted Diseases), Third it takes a while to really get to work on the model and fourth it leaves a horrid residue that turns to gungy paint again when it hits water.
Now anything that strips paint is going to mess with your skin and unless you are using acetone or something equally harsh you won't be shifting enamel anytime soon. The other two problems are fixable though.
I heard a rumour that Fairy Power spray worked just as well as dettol but without the hospital smell and messy cleanup. That's this stuff, i know some places have a diferent name for it, it's Dreft in the Netherlands for example.
Use the same method, soak it in power spray and then follow the same proceedure as dettol. It'll work faster than the brown stuff and washes up easily. The paint almost completely dissolves in power spray leaving no gunge to fight afterwards. Also it seems to keep its active ingredient for longer, it is good for multiple uses and won't kill models no matter how long they are left in there.