|No. of coats||1-2|
|Coverage||Up to 1m² per litre|
|Drying time||12 hrs|
PeelAway 1 Paint Remover is a highly effective poultice stripper ideal for use on wood, brick, concrete, metal and ornate plaster. Effectively removes and neutralises lead-based paints for safe disposal. Especially useful for decorative coving, ceiling roses, cornices and fire places. The blankets protect the paste from drying out, meaning the active ingredients are working for longer.
Please Note: This product should not be used to remove coatings from veneers, plywoods or aluminium and may discolour certain hardwoods (such as oak and mahogany).
Sold as a complete kit including cover blankets, application spatula and neutraliser located inside the container:
To remove coatings applied after the 1970s, use PeelAway 7
Not sure what type of paint or varnish you have? We recommend trying the PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack first, to find out which product will work best for your project and to assess thickness and drying time requirements.
Ensure that surfaces are free from dust, dirt and any other contaminates so that the PeelAway paste has good contact and adhesion with the surface to be treated.
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.
PeelAway 1 should not be used on gesso (a form of putty) mouldings sometimes used on carved fireplace surrounds. This product will work slower under 5℃ and will not work if temperature falls below 0℃. PeelAway 1 will not remove some types of 2 pack epoxy coatings, baked enamels or cement based paints
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 coating. 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 1 is required to be effective.
Please Note: Surfaces that have been over-coated for many years may require PeelAway 7 first to deal with the more modern layers. These are the coatings applied from around 1970 onwards. PeelAway 1 is more effective on older coatings from the early 1970's and prior .
Neutralisation is an important step in this process, as moisture containing PeelAway 1 residue may bleed out of the substrate and raise the pH of the surface. This will affect not only the adhesive properties of future coatings but their appearance too.
As a precaution, if PeelAway 1 is used and the surface is to be re-painted, using an alkaline resistant sealer/primer is recommended prior to re-painting. Re-paint only when the surface has dried out below 15% moisture content and the substrate has been lightly sanded.
Q. Which Peelaway product is best for my project?
A. We recommended buying the PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack. Not only will this tell you which Peelaway will work best for your specific project, you can also gauge how thick the product needs to be applied, to be effective against the coating to be removed..