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Peelaway 1 & Peelaway 7 – When and How to use it.

Have you found your perfect house, but are now daunted by the prospect of decorating it? OK, yes, when you looked around it you knew that it needed some work, but now on closer inspection you realise there are layers and layers of paint covering every surface, inside and out! Or maybe you’ve been in your home for a while, and have been living with a period fireplace or architrave that’s been painted over many times, and you now want to restore it, but don’t know how?

Well we are happy to let you know there is a simple solution to removing those old layers all in one go! The decorating trade trust it and have been using it for years.  That’s why we stock it.

The solution is to use Peelaway Paint Remover System. Peel Away comes in two versions: Peelaway 1 for paint from and before the 1970’s, and the water based Peelaway 7. Both are designed for the complete removal of many years worth of layer upon layer of paint in one application. And it works without damaging the surface detail or ruining your hands with lots of sanding. All you need is a spatula to remove it!

Why Use Peelaway 1?

Peelaway 1 is designed to remove very old toxic lead paints (1970s and earlier) from ornate plaster ceiling and cornices, brickwork, masonry, metals, cast iron and woodwork. It can remove upto 32 coats in one go! The Peelaway 1 paste is formulated to turn the lead paint into lead hydroxide within the paste, so it can be safely removed and disposed of without endangering the environment.

Why use Peelaway 7?

Peelaway 7 is designed to remove many years of accumulated layers of modern paints and lacquers from many exterior and interior architectural surfaces, including stone, cement, brickwork, plaster walls and ceilings, plain and ornate fibrous plaster cornices, plain and carved or turned woodwork, plain and cast metal work. Automobile, aircraft and marine coatings are also efficiently stripped with the Peelaway 7 paint remover.

What’s more it’s non toxic, pH neutral, environmentally friendly formulation, low odour and safe to use. It’s Water-Based Bio-Degradable and will not burn your skin.

How it Works.

Peelaway 1 and 7 comprises of a ready mixed paste which is spread over the painted, lacquered or varnished surface. A unique Peelaway Blanket is then laid over the paste and is specially designed to delay the drying process, thus subsequently extending the active time, which allows Peelaway to reach into the most intricate corners. Once Peelaway has successfully permeated all of the required layers, the cover can then be removed with the help of a spatula and the surface washed down with water if using Peelaway 7 or the neutraliser supplied with Peelaway 1.

How Using Peelaway Saves You Time and Money.

Because the Peelaway chemicals are doing the stripping work minimal sanding and scraping is required compared to other methods. Therefore using Peelaway can be very cost effective as it reduces the overall amount of labour required for the paint removal project and the amount of hours needed for scraping and debris collection that is often very labour and equipment intensive.

Extra Peelaway 1 blankets and 7 blankets and the Peelaway 1 neutraliser can also be purchased, along with protective floor covers, overalls and gloves.

Unsure which Peel Away is the right one for your application? Why not try our twin sample pack which contains both Peelaway 1 and Peelaway 7, so that you can be sure you are using the right product for the job.

Please see this helpful video, showing Peelaway 1 and 7 Tester Pots in action and shows the restoration of a beautiful Georgian House in Bath, where 200 years of paint were successfully and safely removed from delicate mouldings, plasterwork and wood.

Please click for more information on Peelaway 1 and Peelaway 7

There is only one original Patented Peelaway Paint Removal System – please be aware of imitations!