PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack

  4.3/5.0   72 reviews
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  • A twin sample pack of PeelAway 1 and 7
  • Helps test suitability and coverage of PeelAway 1 or 7
  • Contains 150g of each PeelAway system
  • Removes old coats of paint from wood, metal, stone, brick, plastic and plaster
Brand Barrettine
No. of coats 1-2
Coverage Up to 1 per litre
Drying time 12 hrs
GTIN 05015861001283

The PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack contains 150 grams of both the PeelAway 1 and PeelAway 7 Paint Remover poultice system to help you decide the most suitable version to use for stripping paints and varnishes.

Each of the Peelaway sample pots contain 150g of poultice, a plastic applicator and plastic blanket to cover the poultice one applied. Approximate blanket size, 34cm by 41cm

Surfaces that have been over-painted for decades may require an application of PeelAway 7 initially to remove the more modern top coats of paint from the last 30 or 40 years, followed by an application of PeelAway 1 to remove the older metal and lead based paints commonly used in the early 1970's and prior.

Please Note: Peel Away 1 should not be used on aluminium. It may also mark (scorch) some types of Oak and other hard woods.

If required, extra neutraliser and spare blankets for PeelAway 1, as well as spare blankets for PeelAway 7 are available.

Areas to be stripped should be cleaned to remove dirt and debris from the surface that may restrict contact and adhesion of the Peel Away poultice. Ensure that any surfaces not intended to be stripped are covered and protected from this product.

Always do a small test area to confirm performance and compatibility before starting any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times.

Test Area

Test patches are vital for this product. Mask off a small area and apply the paste at different thicknesses to determine which thickness is required to remove the layers of paint or varnish. Leave each test area for up to 12 hours and see how effective each has been. It is recommended that 3 test strips are done, 1mm, 2mm and 3mm, before starting the project to determine how much PeelAway is required to be effective.

Application of PeelAway 1

  1. Apply PeelAway 1 with the supplied spatula or a synthetic brush
  2. Then apply the PeelAway blanket (supplied) over the paste and rub gently to ensure good adhesion and to remove any air bubbles
  3. The blanket delays the drying process, thus allowing the paste to work more effectively and should be left at least over night or up to 48 hours depending upon the results of the test patches - the more layers of paint, the longer the peelaway paste should be left
  4. Once the paste has permeated all of the layers of paint, the blanket can be removed with the spatula or a scraper
  5. Peelaway 1 needs neutralising with white vinegar (or the neutraliser available in larger tubs)

Spray Application

  1. Peelaway 1 can be diluted with water for spray application through an airless spray system such as Wagner, Titan and Graco
  2. To thin the PeelAway for spraying, add between 10% and 15% water (maximum) and mix thoroughly to ensure that the water is evenly mixed with the product
  3. When spraying PeelAway Paint Remover, always wear protective overalls, goggles and a suitable face mask

Application of PeelAway 7

Peel Away 7 will work slower under 5℃ and will not work if temperature falls below 0℃. This product will not remove baked enamels, cement based paints or some types of 2 pack epoxy coatings.

  1. Apply PeelAway 7 with the provided spatula then cover with the PeelAway blanket
  2. Rub gently to ensure good adhesion and to remove any air bubbles
  3. Leave blanket between 30 minutes and 48 hours depending upon the results of the test patch
  4. Once the paste has permeated all of the layers of paint the blanket can be removed with the spatula
72 customer reviews
Great effects, better than other similar products by Gillian Mchattie

Really did work - yes it was messy, and yes, you have to take precautions with the gloves & eye protection, but it worked far better than other products Ive tried in the past. A bit expensive, but you can apply it, walk away and take it off after 24 hours. Worked well on an iron fireplace which had been covered in numerous layers of paint for the past 100 years or so.

Reviewed on: 18/11/17
Excellent - did the job well by Jonathan Gilpin

recommended if you want to strip a lot of layers in one go..

Reviewed on: 17/11/17
Very good by Stefano Valenti

I tested both samples on a old wooden door. They were both effective in removing the paint, with a difference. Peelaway 7 gave better results on the newer layers. Peelaway 1 was more effective on the older layers. Eventually I ordered two buckets of Peelaway 7 and I removed the older layers using Barrettine Paint Panther. All considered, I am really satisfied with the performance of the product.

Reviewed on: 29/09/17
It works does what it says on the tin by Sheona Ramsay -edwards

I bought this to try was not convinced it would work. Boy was I wronge it is amazing I used the one for modern paint so no need to buy a neutralized. So have just ordered the full size to do the rest of my door frames.if you feel in any dought but the trile pack and be amazed takes all the hard work our of pint stripping.i highly recommend this product.

Reviewed on: 24/09/17
Did exactly what it says on the tin An excellent product by Alex Ferguson

Everything from ordering to receiving was spot on. An excellent service.

Reviewed on: 17/09/17
Value for money by Laura Flynn

If I hadn't gone with this I would have probably bought the cheaper peelaway 7 which would have taken so much longer to work. This way I got to test both and see which one was best!

Reviewed on: 13/09/17
Need to experiment with the product by Benon Bwogi

Use product on wood surface and brilliant result. Wall surface not so good. More experiment On wall surface needed.

Reviewed on: 27/07/17
Does the job! by Mrs Mari Campbell

Tried both Peelaway 1 and 7 on a stairtread in our 1930s house. As I expected, having read all the information, Peelaway 1 worked better removing all the old layers (lots of them) in a couple of hours where it was spread quite thickly. Very impressed with low odour of both products. The smell of Peelaway 1 reminded me of Ronstrip that I've used in the past...did the job just as well as Ronstrip too! Very pleased , will be ordering the full-sized tub very soon.

Reviewed on: 25/07/17
Shaves off time by Miss C.

I was uncertain before buying this product, doubtful about its claims to peel off layers of paint. I must say its all in the way that you apply, thickness is everything. Some areas peeled off more cleanly and don't need going over and this was down to how thickly I applied. Little bit of mess but this was minimal where I applied thickly. The aim is to strip the walls right back to the plaster, I have since purchased larger quantity of full sized products of both samples. This product has almost done the majority of the work (need about 4 more tubs). It is expensive when you have to do it this way but cheaper than having to pay someone else to do it.

Reviewed on: 25/07/17
Paint didn't stand a chance by Sharon Martin

After using the sample products (as soon as they arrived which was very quickly) I determined that the number 7 was the one that worked best, and love the fact that there are no horrid chemical smells. Now off to buy the full size pack.

Reviewed on: 11/07/17
It was ok- basically wire wool did the job for it! by Sarah Langford

I painted a small section of my brick house with Masonry paint. I used this sample as I knew I wouldn't need a full size tub. It softened the paint, but did not remove it as it says it will or as demonstrated in some YouTube videos I have seen. I ended up using wire wool. I wouldn't recommend.

Reviewed on: 10/07/17
A note from us...


Thank you for taking the time to offer some feedback. The Sample pack is ideal for carrying out test areas such as yours, it will show how successful the product can be for your project and how long you will need to leave the poultice on for.

It may be that a longer time was needed for the product to work, the product can be left on for up to 48 hours to allow it to work effectively. Some stubborn areas could also require a second treatment although this is rare.

I hope that helps and for further advice do not hesitate to get in touch on 01303 213 838.

Test pack enabled suitabllity confirmation before bulk purchase by Pete Thornhill

PeelAway 7 was recommended to remove a wood treatment applied to my oak window frames. Following the product application and test time guidelines I was able to confirm its suitability to remove layers of treatment applied over 23 years. This water based treatment was very effective and I was able to remove all traces of the wood treatment on some very fine oak moulding without any damage

Reviewed on: 29/06/17
Easy and clean by Lucy Parker

We had a Victorian 4 panel door which needed to be striped of its years of questionable paint. Unsure whether lead would be present, we decided to use Peel Away instead of a heat gun. Great stuff for removing paint cleanly but would recommend laying on thick, otherwise you need to do a second coating.

Reviewed on: 27/06/17
Not entirely satisfied by Tim Martin

Didn't find it to be the miracle cure that many others did.Tried both PeelAway 1 and 7 on a couple of old doors, and although they brought a few layers of paint off they didn't by any means remove all, and I eventually decided that it would be easier to have them professionally stripped.

Reviewed on: 23/06/17
A note from us...

Hello Tim,

Thank you for this feedback, it is the purpose of the Sample pack to check this. It is a very effective stripper, however with 1000's of paint and varnishes available there are bound to be a few that it will not work so effectively on, or some that may need a second application. I hope you where able to complete your project effectively, however if you do need any further advice please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards Samantha.

Peelaway 1 very good by Sue Rice

Used Peel Away 1 on brick wall which had 100yr paint. Did the job.very pleased.

Reviewed on: 21/05/17
Worked very well on 100 year old bay window by Rodney

This product actually works. You need to leave it on for up to two days and keep an eye on the progress. The only problem I had was the newer paint on the surface came off very quickly and sometimes flopped off before I put the paper on. Therefore, I did it in smaller sections and pre-cut the paper to fit. If you do it properly it will do what it says and get rid of the old brown lead paint without the fumes of a heat gun.

Reviewed on: 19/04/17
Simple and clean by Mrs Ashen

1 was easier to apply than 7 but the results on my project where better with 7. No nasty smell and very easy to remove.

Reviewed on: 19/04/17
Effective & convenient by Ian McL

Peelaway 7 seems to be appropriate for removal of layers of old paint from carvings in spindles on our staircase. (The previous paint stripper we were using was not string enough). Prompt delivery, good instructions, convenient being able to buy a small size pot

Reviewed on: 17/04/17
The worst product ever by Claudio Iacopino

I tried this product to remove old paint from my wooden stairs. I tried a few small patches of both types. After 24/36h both of them did not completely remove the paints. Instead they both left stains on the wood. I have now sand it and I can still see clearly the stains in particular the ones provoked by peel 1

Reviewed on: 30/03/17
A note from us...

Hello Mr Lacopino,

Thank you for sending the photos in to us. I am waiting for a response from Barrettine with regards to the issue that you have had and will update you as soon as I can.

Many Thanks Samantha.

Possibly depending on the particular jb by Ron Near Evesham

The particular job which was a modern piece of wood & mdf furniture factory finished & spray painted was not really suited to this product. Peelaway 1 worked reasonably on the wooden legs but not particularly well. Neither 1 or 7 worked very well at all on the Mdf. Both used as small sample area & as per instructions. Ended up using course sander. However wouldn't write off the product as suspect it may work better in a different application & type of job.

Reviewed on: 22/02/17
A note from us...

Hello Ron,

Thank you for taking the time to offer this feedback, it would be fair to say, that while this stripper is very effective and will work for most projects, there inevitably will be a few that it is not suited to. Its a shame that you have encountered this with your project and this is why we always recommend the sample sizes to test first, to avoid any expensive purchases that are not effective.

I hope that you are able to complete your project and if there is anything that I can help with please do not hesitate to get in touch.

All the Best Samantha.

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