PeelAway 7 Paint Remover

  4.4/5.0 (161 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 safe, low-odour alternative to conventional caustic paint strippers
  • Suitable for use on wood, masonry, fibre glass and metal surfaces
  • Removes most architectural and domestic paints as well as many industrial and marine coatings
  • Removes up to 20 coats of paint and varnish in one application
  • Ideal for use on projects with intricate mouldings, for example ceiling roses, coving and cornices
  • Water-based so no need to neutralise the surface once old layers have been removed
  • Degrades naturally, and does not contain methylene chloride or caustic soda
Brand Barrettine
No. of coats 1-2
Coverage Up to 1 per litre
Drying time 12 hrs
Size 750g, 4 KG, 10 KG
MPN PEA7.75, PEA7004, PEA7010
GTIN 5015861970756, 5015861970404, 5015861970107

Peel Away 7 Paint Remover comes as a complete kit, including cover blankets and an application spatula which are located inside the container.

Container Contents:

  • 10kg (includes 10 x 1sqm of blanket and spatula)
  • 4kg (includes 3 x 1sqm of blanket and spatula)
  • 750g (includes 1sqm of blanket and spatula)
  • 150g Testing Tub (includes 1sqm of blanket and spatula)

For pre 1970's paints, we recommend PeelAway 1 Paint Remover

Not sure what paint or varnish type you have? Try the PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack to find out which product you need.

Additional Peelaway 7 blankets are available if required.

Read more about paint and varnish stripping from wood in our blog.

Areas to be stripped should be clean, dry and free from any surface dirt and debris that may restrict contact and adhesion of the Peel Away 7 Poultice. Ensure that any surfaces not intended to be stripped are covered and protected from this product.

Always do a test area before starting any project to test product performance and suitability. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times.

Test Area

Due to the multitude of paint and varnish formulations over the years, it is vital that a test area is done to determine which approach is effective for removing the paint on the project to hand.

  • Apply the paste to a small test area in different thicknesses (1mm, 2mm, 3mm) to determine which thickness of Peelaway is required to remove the paint or varnish
  • Test the product at different duration's i.e. 1 hour to 48 hours to see how effective each has been


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

Please Note: Peelaway 7 has been designed to work on paints and varnishes produced from around 1972 onwards. If the area to be stripped has deeper layers of paint from around 1972 and earlier PeelAway 1 Paint Remover may be required to remove these older lead based products. Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions for use before applying to be sure you have the appropriate product for the project you are working on.

161 customer reviews
Effective and easy to use by V Chapman

I bought the sample kit and tried Peelaway 1 and 7 on a plasticy textured paint over several other layers on a wall. Peelaway 1 stripped the paint back to bare plaster, but also made the plaster rough and needed neutralising. Peelaway 7 did the job almost as effectively - I left it several days. The paint did not adhere much to the blankets so I was able to use them again. I had less good results on a door.

Reviewed 10 KG on: 17/06/17

The product is time consuming but works well

Reviewed 750g on: 15/06/17
Works like a charm! by Jayla Fisk

Previous owner painted the exterior of our house with interior paint. Needed to strip the entire front of the house due to moisture being retained in the bricks. This stuff works great. Still some scraping and washing required, but much easier and better than the alternatives.

Reviewed 10 KG on: 12/06/17
Didn't remove as many layers of paint as it said by Miss K Fuller

Used a lot more of it than expected as had to re-apply several times. Didn't remove the layers of paint as stated, even after several days. Had already done the test between PeelAway 7 and 1 so was definitely 7 that I needed.

Reviewed 4 KG on: 02/06/17
Thick layer needed by Hayley Thornton

Brushes on but difficult to move about. I used the recommendation on the layer thickness it removed a few layers of varnish but didn't take it back to bare wood. Repeated process with thicker layer of remover. Good product, requires a little patience to get best functional use out of it!

Reviewed 750g on: 30/05/17
Gets the job done by Grahame Wells
Reviewed 750g on: 29/05/17
Good product by Russell Cook

Great application , does a very good job.

Reviewed 750g on: 26/05/17
The product did what it said would do and there is little waste by Rodney West

A great product doing what it says it would do. And eco-friendly.

Reviewed 4 KG on: 11/05/17
Great by D J Johnston
Reviewed 10 KG on: 08/05/17
Good product - worked well by Daragh Mulvey
Reviewed 10 KG on: 04/05/17
Its quite smooth to apply, doesnt spread any where it shouldnt, only issue is its quite expensive for a small tub by Russell Taylor
Reviewed 750g on: 13/04/17
Just as it says by Karen Norton

Just the job!

Reviewed 10 KG on: 07/04/17
Did the job no problem by Andrew Harris


Reviewed 10 KG on: 12/03/17
Awesome by Miss N Neita

Just what i need, it got the job done

Reviewed 4 KG on: 09/03/17
Easy to use, very effective and no fumes by Diyanne Ross

very good

Reviewed 750g on: 07/03/17
An expensive product with only acceptable results by Mark

Costs a lot for what is a simple mix of clay, water and alcohol supplied with 'special blankets' (exactly the same as white bin liners - I tried them and they work). Does it strip everything away leaving a suberbly clean substrate? No. Does it slightly soften paint allowing it to be scrapped off with plenty of elbow grease? Yes, providing you get the thickness and how long to leave it absolutely right. Get either wrong and it dries out leaving your paint intact, just covered in dry clay. Does it perform better than all the other strippers out there that I've tried? No. Does it perform any worse than all the other strippers out there? No. Average performance, unreasonably high cost. Should you buy it? You decide.

Reviewed 10 KG on: 21/02/17
A note from us...

Hello Mark,

Thank you for the time to write an informative review for us. With the Peelaway products we do strongly recommend the sample pack first to allow test areas to be carried out. Test areas will allow you to work out which Peelaway, 1 or 7, is suitable for your needs, and how long it needs to be left on for. Peelaway 7 is for more modern paint and varnishes whereas the Peelaway 1 is for pre 1985 paints and varnishes.

It would be fair to say that on some occasions a second application may be needed for stubborn layers of paint . And sometimes a little elbow grease is required as with all domestic stripping. If the poultice has dried out this is usually an indication that it has been left on for too long.

Its alway disappointing to hear that a product has not worked as well as expected and I hope that you have managed to continue with your project. If there is anything further that I can help with or if you would like further advice on the Peelaway product please do not hesitate to give us a ring on our free phone number 0800 7818 123

Kind regards Samantha.

Good product and not toxic by CD

Good product, worked on thick lead paint (previous three products tried would not lift it). Needed a couple of applications (but I was working on 5+ coats of paint with very thick base coat) but did the job. Also does not stink the place out which is great for indoor work. Easy to use and easy to clean. Will need extra blankets if using it for repeat thin applications on things like windowsills and window frames.

Reviewed 4 KG on: 10/02/17
It was not as expected as the term peelaway suggested a silicone-based gel (in my mind!) by Dee London

It did not work on my Chinese carved table although I applied Peelaway twice, and left it on overnight the second time. The Peelaway remover just seemed absorb some of the varnish and turn a light brown, but did not peel any of the varnish away. Having said that, I do not think the fault lies with Peelaway - the Chinese table is covered in an unusually hard lacquer-based varnish and is probably not all that common in the UK.

Reviewed 750g on: 29/12/16
Does the job that other products can't by Simon Pickering

Having tried various other paint strippers and being very disappointed I did an online search and found out about PeelAway products. After some reserch I purchased a couple of taster pots and was amazed at the results. When the time came to do the job I immediately placed an order for a larger pot and I have to say the results were amazing. This stuff does what it says. It works. No smells, no mess to clear up. Worth every penny.

Reviewed 4 KG on: 15/12/16
Works very well by David Ekers

Used to take yeas and years of paint on a ceiling rose , worked very well.

Reviewed 4 KG on: 07/12/16