PeelAway 7 Paint Remover

  4.4/5.0   165 reviews

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Wood type and application 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, 4kg, 10kg
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.

165 customer reviews
Fiddly but worth the effort by Mrs Johanna Comer

This product is not a quick fix but it has done a great job of lifting off very old thick black layers of varnish off my beams. Very messy and takes a bit of a nack to get it off but have bought 30kg so far spit must be ok!

Reviewed 10kg on: 17/07/17
Not as effective as it claims to be by Patrick Hulsen

Works well but doesn't really remove more than 5 to 10 coats in one application. needs several repeat application.

Reviewed 4kg on: 09/07/17
Easy and effective by Matthew Humphreys

Brilliant product, I used this to remove approx 5 layers of masonry and gloss from a 1930s storm porch. I now have 100% clean brick. Nice one.

Reviewed 4kg on: 04/07/17
Pretty Good by Michael Kay

The project - strip paint from old 10 pane door with lots of moulding round the glass panes. Peelaway 7 took the top layer of paint off very efficiently, but it didn't penetrate too far into lower layers, so had to re-apply. Perhaps I should have used Peelaway 1, but even with using the samples first, it was impossible to tell if one was better at the job than the other.

Reviewed 750g on: 04/07/17
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 10kg 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 10kg 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 4kg 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 4kg on: 11/05/17
Great by D J Johnston
Reviewed 10kg on: 08/05/17
Good product - worked well by Daragh Mulvey
Reviewed 10kg 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 10kg on: 07/04/17
Did the job no problem by Andrew Harris


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

Just what i need, it got the job done

Reviewed 4kg 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 10kg 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.