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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

Technical Specification
Brand Eco Solutions
Manufacture ID XHSXT0250M2
Safety Data Sheet click here
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Express usually Next Business Day before 6pm
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X-TEX Water Based Textured Coatings Remover 2.5L is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 85.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes what would be a difficult job easier Easy to apply. Left mine on for about 1.5 hrs. Scrapped off easily like stripping wallpaper. Sprayed wall frequently whilst doing the removal bit.
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did the job but what a mess It does exactly what is says, softening artex sufficiently to allow scraping back for a ceiling surface ready for sealing (bonding) and then overskimming with plaster. However, put something over your floorboards as if you don't what was stuck to the ceiling will be stuck to and require scraping off the floor. What a mess.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terible Product not working, waste money!!!
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It makes it easier but not effortless Every ceiling in my house has textured coating on the ceiling. I wanted to get rid of it from certain rooms but had heard it could contain a small amount of asbestos. Sent a couple of samples off from different rooms and it came back positive. So I was stuck with them and felt limited as to what I could do (e.g. cutting holes in the ceiling for downlights.) Then I read about this product and it seemed ideal. However, the reviews gave an opposite impression. In the end I just got some to try it for myself on a small patch of the ceiling. It worked quite well, so I have started using it for the rest of the ceiling in this room. But it doesn't take all the effort out of the job - particularly in my case, where it seems the plaster beneath the texture doesn't seem to be perfectly flat. You really do need to prepare beforehand: Move furniture far out of the way and cover the floor under your working area and anything else nearby (cupboards etc.) with a dust sheet before you begin. Blobs of this product will inevitably drop off your brush. Worth having a dust mask and some eye protection as well just in case. Let it sit for a while as the instructions suggest, and then get scraping. I found it quite helpful to put a bin bag inside a large bucket and hold that under the scraping area to catch the bits that came off, but eventually this got quite tiring so I let it just all fall down onto the dust sheet. Bear in mind that this stuff is really sticky so wear some old shoes and take them off before stepping off the dust sheet. If you have remaining texture, try a second coat of the product and afterwards use a damp sponge to wipe the area (I found a bit of force at this stage helped rub away any last bits of texture.) Once finished, the dust sheet can be discarded. You may need to get a plasterer to re-skim the ceiling (as in my case where the plaster isn't flat.) All of this is very time-consuming and requires a fair bit of effort. But you end up with the textured coating completely removed, so it's a more thorough and safer solution than just scraping the tips off and re-skimming (which just covers over the problem.) So in my opinion it is worth it. It's really not comfortable working upward on a ceiling with a brush, scraper and sponge though.
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good job Came with a busted tin but was replaced fast . This stuff is good and as we have pets safe to use . Makes a very hard job easier, though still a hard job . Very happy with the service at toolstation and will be using again .
Date published: 2020-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Left wanting more I have a 2.1 by 2.5 metre kitchen ceiling with a thin layer of swirled artex, done in the 80's. I tried this but have to say its not great. Overall I'd say that it was inconsistent; some areas the artex comes off with a good scraping, but other adjoining areas do not. Going a bit more energetic with the scraper ends in a chunk out of the ceiling. I've treated one area three times, but still no good result - just a few square inches of clear ceiling whereas other areas are not moving. And the mess after just scraping a small area is extensive. This stuff sticks like poo to a blanket when scraping it off. Even after leaving it for an hour or so. Going with a plasterer to skim it now.
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money and time: go for steamer This product is promoted as the go-to method for safely removing pre-1985 Artex which may contain asbestos. Forget it! I tried test patches after leaving the product to for the recommended time, and also after various extended periods. I also tried a neat solution of white vinegar as a control sample on a fresh patch of Artex. Minimal difference in performance between the variously timed test patches of X-tex and the patch tested with vinegar - all of them difficult to scrape, with minimal softening Then tried using a wallpaper steamer - result: soft enough to work a scraper though. Verdict: if you’ve got older, tough Artex like mine to remove, then this is NOT going to work.
Date published: 2020-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work on my Artex Tried it on my ceiling but it made zero impact on the Artex. In the end I pulled the ceiling down and re-sheeted it with lovely new plasterboard. I suspect that if you have a couple layers of paint on the Artex, the produce has no chance of getting to the Artex.
Date published: 2020-02-04
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