X-TEX Water Based Textured Coatings Remover 2.5L

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X-TEX Water Based Textured Coatings Remover
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£19.56 ex.


This product allows the safe removal of textured coatings such as Artex and polytex without causing dust from harmful fibres. Water based, non-irritant, no fumes, no need for ventilation. Will remove:
• Bonded and non-boded textured coatings
• Painted wallpapers
• Textured paints

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X-TEX Water Based Textured Coatings Remover 2.5L is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes a horrid job easier It's an expensive product, but it certainly softens the artex. You probably need to apply it thicker than I did, because it still needed quite a bit of scraping to get the ceiling flat. The main problem is the texture itself, so the penetration is quite variable, it is also quite tricky getting the timing right, so that the x-tex doesn't dry too much, AND then when you have finished that stage it's quite a job washing it all off before you can paint. So overall, would I use it again - Yes, but it's still a horrid job. Oh and cover up well as it's quite sticky when scraped off.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works ok bought this to remove textured paint effect from a wall, thought it would have been cheaper than to have the wall plastered, which it was however it was very messy after leaving a generous coat on the wall for half a day it was still very hard work to remove, i used a heavy duty bladed stripper as recommended but ended out using a new sharp chisel, make sure you use a heavy duty dust sheet down because when it comes of the wall it was like chewing gum, and stuck to everything, the floor, my shoes, my clothes. it took me and my son a day and a half and a few blisters to finally strip the wall, it was cheaper but i dont think i would use the product again, will get a plasterer to skim
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Despite reviews to the contrary, it does work. On my 3rd pot now. Helped me clear off loads of artex. Ignore instructions (leave for one hour!) it won't work, or do very little. Cover floor, it's messy work! Perforate the artex to allow x-tex to penetrate - I used a wallpaper scoring tool, but any blade would do as long as you don't go too deep. Lay on product - decent amount, say 2mm think or more. Cover in cling film. This will stop product drying out. Leave for several hours - how many? Depends on your artex. I did it in the late evening and left till morning (you can reactive with water if it's dried out!). Take sharp scraper (not a wallpaper scraper). A long handled one with a 4" blade in it and scrape away. Change blade often, as soon as it's getting difficult to scrape.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not cheap, but it works We have textured walls all over out house so I was keen to find a safe and effective method of removing it - one room at a time. I used X-Tex together with a sharp long handled scraper and the results were pretty good. In general I found I needed two iterations of X-Tex on/scrape off to remove all of the texture, but with careful scraping to avoid damaging the plaster underneath it was possible to repaint the wall with just the odd bit of filling - no need to skim the whole wall.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works really well We bought some to remove the Artex on an extension to our house which was in need of a new roof and ceiling. Wanted to remove the ceiling safely. The stuff is like runny blue jelly. You brush it liberally on to the Artex, leave it for a couple of hours then scrape the ensuing gunk off with a wallpaper scraper. It is an incredibly messy job but this stuff really does work. The Artex/gunk mixture scrapes off really easily. We put down a large tarp on the floor to catch the mess, wore safety goggles, overalls and face masks. You will get covered in gunk. TBH I was very surprised by how good this stuff is. It really does work as described. AFAIK it is the only safe way to remove potentially asbestos ridden Artex. It is a little on the expensive side though, but far cheaper than paying someone to remove your Artex. 5 stars for effectiveness but loses a star for cost.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, but can be a bit messy Who thought it was a good idea to put artex on walls!!!!! I've only tried a test patch so far, but this has worked brilliantly. Possibly didn't leave it on for long enough, as whilst my scraper got straight through the artex, it was still quite dry underneath (though that's better than ruining the underlying plaster). Will use in anger over the weekend.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from X-Tex I got reasonable results but had to leave the product on the wall over night to have any impact on a heaily artexed wall. Messy but that was expected. I would use again but would go for the larger sized 5 Litre product as it doesn't go very far, although much cheaper than having to get a tradesman in.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent stuff! Worked well. As there was no indication on the product package or description about coverage, I emailed the manufacturer, who responded promptly. I didn't think that the textured finish that I was removing had been painted, but I left the X-Tex on overnight, just in case. It scraped off reasonably easily the next morning, after a fine misting of water from a plant sprayer. I used it on a frieze above a picture rail, and a ceiling, total area about 10 sq metres. One 2.5 litre pot was enough.
Date published: 2017-02-07
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