PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack

  4.2/5.0 (48 reviews)
1 coat = Usually sufficient
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2 coats = Sometimes necessary
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • A twin sample pack of PeelAway 1 and 7
  • Helps suitability of PeelAway 1 or 7, and coverage
  • 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.

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 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 the supplied neutraliser

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
48 customer reviews
Easy to use and effective by Brian Strachan
Reviewed on: 16/03/17
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.

Great test to see what will work for you by A Person

I bought this product as we have a lot of wood to strip in our new house and I was unsure which product would work best as there are differently layers of paint of varying ages. It help me to establish that I need the PeelAway 1 product, which i have now purchased from Wood Finished Direct too, as this work far more effectively on the part works i have, although PeelAway 7 did work, it did not remove the paint to the same level in 24 hours.

Reviewed on: 25/01/17
Great !!! by Jenna Kaya

I think this stuff is a god send I live in a house where the skirting boards have been over painted , they have just layers and layers of paint from the previous owners . I was dreading sanding it all but I was recommended this product to try I'm so glad I did !!! , I when on so easy so simple to use !!! So little effort but a massive impact ! It did exactly what it said it would do with very little smell , it lifted the paint right off I was able to choose which product I needed to buy haveing this sample sizes is a great idea . There is 1 draw back as the red tub needs a special spray to clean it after before painting and the green doesn't just soap and water. After I chose what tub I needed and purchased the larger size and the job was finished I proceeded to paint but over the sample patch of the red tub the paint seemed to crack and discolour, at this point I was unaware that you needed a spray to clean the after using the red rub ,,it would be handy to have a miniature spray bottle when buying the samples to help with this .

Reviewed on: 21/01/17
Unlike Ronseal - this stuff does exactly what it says on the tin! by Graham Black

Excellent product. I often don't bother with samplers but this was very much a must do thing...

Reviewed on: 16/12/16
Worked exactly as it said it would! by Brett King

Used the sample of 7 to strip a window cill of multiple layers of paint and it worked as I hoped. The paint scraped off easily and with little mess (which was a bonus). Had to sand a few last bits, but nothing major. Would definitely use again.

Reviewed on: 15/12/16
Not as effective as expected by Mark Bryson

I tried both these on a door frame (for 48hrs) and while both removed paint neither removed as much as I expected and it still involved a lot of scraping - not much peeled off.

Reviewed on: 14/11/16
A note from us...

Hello Mark,

Thank you for the feedback. We have heard from other customers that on occasions two applications are needed for a full strip. Test areas are good for showing not only how effective the Peelaway is on your product but also how long you need to leave it on for.

Wood Finishes Direct

Exactly what I was looking for by Jessica Roberts

Allowed me to test two products for a small cost, rather than risk more money on something that might not work. Great idea!

Reviewed on: 27/10/16
Peelaway 7 has been very successful in removing car paint down to bare metal by Phil Robertson

First class at removing paint provided it is left on for a long period. I left it on car bodywork for a few days and it worked very well unlike conventional paint strippers.

Reviewed on: 01/10/16
The best paint stripper ever used by Alison Benz

I used both Peelaway 1 and 7 initially in test patches on a heavily painted Victorian door knocker and was amazed by the results. Really simple to use, virtually no odour (unlike every other paint stripper I've used) and literally peeled away decades of old paint to the cast iron below. Would definitely recommend and use again without hesitation.

Reviewed on: 04/09/16
Not what I was hoping for by Derek Ferguson

I'm sure that the Peelaway system works for many customers, but after 48 hours trying both types I found that it wasn't for me; so it's back to Paint Panther. I gave the product 3 stars based on my experience, had it been more efficacious I would have given it more stars.

Reviewed on: 20/05/16
Using this to restore 2 fireplaces did exactly what we needed it to do Great results, would recommend by Elizabeth Cooke

Def recommend this product and have done to friends and family.

Reviewed on: 10/04/16
Once You Use This You Won't Go Back To Cheaper Less Effective Paint Strippers by Sharon Chesham

I've spent weeks burning off paint with a heat gun and used other paint strippers before finally finding PeelAway. It's so easy to apply. It is a thick paste so you don't get drips or splashes of paint stripper. It's stripped all the paint off my skirtings with so little effort. Wish I had discovered this weeks ago as I could have saved myself alot of time and effort! It seems expensive but when you weigh up how much time it will save you it's worth every penny.

Reviewed on: 31/03/16
Effective and easy to use by Rachel Ferguson

I found peel away 7 more effective than peel away 1 for the job I was doing. The paint didn't really peel away, but was easy to scrape off.

Reviewed on: 31/03/16
Good product, bit time consuming by E Reynolds

Having a sample pack is a great idea, We tried both and peelaway 1 did leave our oak beam a darker shade so opted to use peelaway 7 which removed the paint with no obvious change to colour of wood, however I think my review will echo many others here when I say that it is an excellent product- but that doesn't mean you won't need a bit of elbow grease too. The product removes the majority but a good scrub with a steel brush is needed to remove any last traces- particularly is your woods surface is uneven. Only gave 4 stars as ultimately found waiting 24hours between applications a bit frustrating and so went with 'Paint Panther'- also available from this website and in our case did the same job but only had to wait 45mins or so between applying and removing.

Reviewed on: 23/03/16
Magic! by Kirsty Glover

My mum gave me her old 'Kraft Weave' laundry basket, which previously belonged to my grandmother and is in excess of 80 years old. Over the years, it has gained many layers of paint, but this stuff is notoriously impossible to restore. And then I discovered PeelAway! I tried both of the products in the fantastic sample kit, and have now proceeded to buy some more PeelAway 1 - spread on a layer, leave it for 24 hours, and a whole panel's-worth of paint comes away, conveniently attached to the packing paper so easy disposal, too! A quick wash and rinse (I used a shower cubicle), then sit somewhere warm to dry. Result: you can now see the weave clearly and it seems to have survived the process well, considering that it's in effect just brown paper! Looking forward to completing the job, and looking for something else to try the PeelAway magic on. Our garage door could well be next on the list...

Reviewed on: 02/12/15
Great by J Munday

Having tried other products on a chair owned originally by my great grandmother I am having great success with the Peelaway 1. Tried a sample of the Peelaway 7 and it worked too but not removing as much. I am now saving up to afford a larger tub of the stuff to crack on with the job!

Reviewed on: 24/11/15
Excellent ; must buy by David Brown

This product is much easier than paint stripper and leaves much less waste ;different class

Reviewed on: 17/11/15
Disappointing by K Barrett

Perhaps good on paint but not great for varnished pine.

Reviewed on: 07/11/15
A note from us...


It is fair to say that while successful on most paints and varnishes there are inevitably a few out there that are a bit more stuborn and may require two treatments with the peelaway.

You have done the right thing in try test areas first with the sample pots, and I am sorry that they have not worked for you. Have you had a look at the Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover as an option. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Kind regards Sam.

Could not believe how easy the job of renovating slate fireplaces was by Richard Dix

The availability of tester packs meant that I was able to select the correct product for the job. The very concise instructions meant the job took far less time than planned and yet produced results which far exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on: 30/10/15
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