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“does not do what it says,waiste of money,put on...”

Written on: 26/01/2011 by mercsprinter (1 review written)

does not do what it says,waiste of money,put on kitchen ceiling and left for an hour didnt touch it,applied another coat and waited another hour softened suface and just made a complete mess of my ceiling,also slight splash on my new fridge took surface of paint off and ruined that aswell… Read Full Review

Andrewchivers's Response to mercsprinter's Review

Written on: 05/12/2011

I am sorry to hear you didnt get on with our product X-Tex, but from reading your comments I feel you didnt give it long enough, and on hearing it made a complete mess suggests to me that you have a vinyl silk emulsion over the top of the artex.

This can turn into a gooey gloopy mess and there are ways to remove it. All paint removers will have this effect on vinyl silk as this type of emulsion contains plastic polimers. We would recommend to cut the surface lightly first with a blade which will help the X-Tex to get underneath and lift it away from the surface.

Also using a long handled blade scraper works well to lift this type of emulsion off the wall.

I am sorry to hear about your new fridge, but really when you are working with wet products you would cover the room with dust or plastic sheeting? It only goes to show that the product does work!

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“seriously does not do what it says on the tin !! put...”

Written on: 17/07/2010

seriously does not do what it says on the tin !! put generous covering on coving overnight,was dried out by morning , recovered it after two hrs it just softened the paint on top of artex stated to scrape it of was like chewing gum,the same as paint sripper, make sure you cover up because it sticks like !!! very messey reverted back to old fashioned elbow grease,re- plastered ceiling, job done ,as they say if it sounds to good to be true it usally is .nice colour though if still want to try it… Read Full Review

Mendy Brendy's Comment

Written on: 30/08/2010

I think you'll find that it says on the tin "to keep from drying out cover in a plastic film".
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Pbp's Comment

Written on: 06/12/2010

Sounds like you also had vinyl silk paint to remove prior to removing what X-Tex is designed to do (actually remove artex!!!)
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<br/>What people tend to forget is that most artex or textured coatied ceilings have been coated many times with various types of emulsion, vinyl silks being the worst as they come off like melted plastic!
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<br/>No job is the same and will vary greatly from home to home. Some will be easy and some will be a real nightmare, but there is nothing that I have found to beat this product. You are obviously scard of hard work and one of these people who expect miracles from products- Trust me there is no magic wand as far as DIY is concerned.

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“It is a bit pricy but excellent product certainly does...”

Written on: 06/04/2010

It is a bit pricy but excellent product certainly does the job of removing Artex from walls. Also very messy you need to cover floor with polythene for easy disposal. Would certainly purchase again… Read Full Review

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“Ok, I have used two tubs of this stuff recently and...”

Written on: 03/04/2010

Ok, I have used two tubs of this stuff recently and had serious doubt as to whether it would work or not. Well generally it did. The 1st tub I used I didnt employ the best techniques so had to work that little bit harder to srape it off. However the second time I read the reviews online and learnt from my mistakes. So to help you all out I thought i would pass on my advice;

1) If you have gloss paint on the artex forget it it will not work.
2) Make sure you score the textured finish before… Read Full Review

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“I have already left one review for eco solutions x-tex...”

Written on: 27/03/2010 by Mendy Brendy (12 reviews written)

I have already left one review for eco solutions x-tex artex remover but having bought more and used it to strip 3 other ceilings I wanted to reinforce my recommendations for this fantastic product.

Our artex pattern was sponge-applied swirls so what I did was knock off the points by pushing the blade of my long arm scraper through them; this also serves to allow the X-tex through the paint coat to soften the artex.

As with previous applications, the X-tex was applied with a large brush and… Read Full Review

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“I used this to remove Polytex from my bathroon ceiling...”

Written on: 07/03/2010

I used this to remove Polytex from my bathroon ceiling and it worked extremely well. I had tried using a steamer on it but it was no use at all. X-Tex is a blue coloured gel, when I started using it I put it on as I would with paint but later I found that if you dab it on and try to leave a heavy coating it comes off a lot better. If you use this on a ceiling put plenty of cover sheets down and try to cover everything too as this just falls off at times when you're scraping it. A 2.5 litre tub… Read Full Review

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“Thanks for all the recommendations on th is site. I...”

Written on: 03/12/2009

Thanks for all the recommendations on th is site. I used this product X-Tex whihc I found to be a life saver.

I bought it from Toolstation, and removed all the artex from my front room, which has over the years driven me mad as it scagged the kids clothes and looked awful.

I agree it is a little messey, but what isnt? when your removing stuff. I scored the top painted surface with a stanley knife, covered it with X-Tex and then covered the walls with plastic film.

Next morning I pulled off… Read Full Review

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“I would highly recommend x tex I'm not a great diyer...”

Written on: 02/11/2009

I would highly recommend x tex I'm not a great diyer but this was so easy to use. After having a pretty high quote by a professional to remove artex, I heard about x tex online and thought I'd give it a go. It is so simple and easy to use. I didn't need to leave it on overnight only for an hour. With regards to the mess, yes its a bit sticky but no problem when using with newspaper or work sheets. I didn't purchase any special scraper just used what I had laying about and it did the job… Read Full Review

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“I'm used to paint stripper being nasty dangerous stuff...”

Written on: 30/10/2009

I'm used to paint stripper being nasty dangerous stuff but not X-tex. I spilt it on the floor and on my hands but no ill effects on either. And no nasty fumes. The testured paint was completely stabilised so no asbestos flakes either. Only down side was a sticky mess where the artex had been covered with a layer of acrylic paint… Read Full Review

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“Our Artex was deeply swirled and had several coats of...”

Written on: 21/08/2009

Our Artex was deeply swirled and had several coats of paint over it.
You need to break the surface of the paint with coarse sanding. It may then take two to three coats ofEco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover to get back to bare plaster. You need pallet grade stretch wrap (from Staples), a long handled 4" scraper (Hamilton or similar) from Screwfix or B&Q, for two handed scraping and a paste brush. Apply, cover with film and leave at least 4 hours, or overnight. Scrape off, and repeat… Read Full Review

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“We used Eco Solutions X-Tex coatings remover on our...”

Written on: 14/07/2009

We used Eco Solutions X-Tex coatings remover on our living room which was covered floor to ceiling in nasty swirling artex.

We bought a 15 litre tub and as it was painted over with emulsion we covered it with plastic film and left overnight (as instructed by the very helpful lady on the technical helpline)

We used a long handled blade scraper and it came off with ease. We did have to re-apply in a few places where the product had either dried out, or where we had not applied it thickly… Read Full Review

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“Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover was...”

Written on: 04/07/2009

Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover was poor, I tried numerous coats on a small area it hardly took the surface of. Very expensive for a poor product… Read Full Review

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“Due to the expense of Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured...”

Written on: 06/05/2009 by mattsvs (1 review written)

Due to the expense of Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover I only bought it after careful consideration, and after having read the excellent reviews on this web site. Unfortunately it just didn't do what it was supposed to do.
Our lounge ceiling has a deep artex grooved fan pattern, and is about 3.5X7 metres. I suspect it's also been painted over several times as well.
Due to the large area I bought the large 25L tub for about £95.

I pasted the entire ceiling carefully and generously… Read Full Review

Pbp's Response to mattsvs's Review

Written on: 19/05/2009

I think your problem must have been the type of paint that was coated over the artex. Now this product is the best product you can buy to remove artex, but you have to remember it is not a paint stripper and thats where your problem lies. <br/><br/>X-Tex will soften the paint, but some vinyl silks contain plastic polymers and are a real swine to remove. And of course removing anything is never an exact science. Did you try and test area first?<br/><br/>I have used this product on easy jobs and hard jobs, and yes some jobs are a nightmare, but this product does make it easier. I think you are wrong to say this product didnt do what it said on the tin as it does exactly what is says on the tin. You just had a real tough job to do.

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“Brilliant - I used Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured...”

Written on: 20/04/2009 by mrbailey (1 review written)

Brilliant - I used Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover on the Artex on my bathroom along with a Harris large scraper and the whole lot just 'sliced' off. I did try it with other scrapers and found it a lot harder but the blade (like a huge stanley knife blade) made it incredibly easy. I bought a second tub to finish off a bit that was left and to use on other non Artex stuff. I put it on hinges that were paint clocked left over night and next day wipped with a cloth and it had all… Read Full Review

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“There must be different grades of Artex as i used a...”

Written on: 12/04/2009 by sadkowski (1 review written)

There must be different grades of Artex as i used a complete large tub to remove artex from a ceiling 4.2 x 3.8 M. On time i would say 4 x 12 hour days… Read Full Review

Mendy Brendy's Response to 453713_sadkowski's Review

Written on: 19/07/2009

I dare say it would be longer, dirtier and even harder work if you'd used only a nail file! A wide blade. long arm scraper is the correct tool for the job.

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“I have an awful lot of thick rough-patterned Artex...”

Written on: 07/04/2009

I have an awful lot of thick rough-patterned Artex which I have been fighting shy of removing for years. Used Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover on a small alcove as a starter. Easy application, pleasant smell. Even left overnight, it was not very soft. Needed a second coat.
This is going to be a long expensive process! There really is no short cut to removing this horrible stuff! To think we paid a lot of money to have it applied in the 80's!
May try a steamer or boiling water… Read Full Review

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“I stumbled upon this product after searching for tips...”

Written on: 28/02/2009 by Mendy Brendy (12 reviews written)

I stumbled upon this product after searching for tips on how to plaster over our horrible artex. I then came across this website and was encouraged by the good reviews so bought it online at Toolstation.com for just £22.64 with free delivery.

I ordered it on Thursday and it arrived by courier today (Friday), then got straight to work.

A 2.5 litre tub of Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover was more than enough to cover a 2.5m x 3m ceiling and having read a few of the reviews decided… Read Full Review

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“Softened the paint & the artex in one overnight process ”

Written on: 22/01/2009 by franny02 (1 review written)

Softened the paint & the artex in one overnight process
No fumes
No skin burns
Easy to apply Used this product and bought it on mail order on the net...cleared 3 rooms of this horrible artex. painted it on and covered it with cling film and left it overnight. it loosened the paint over the top and then re-applyed to take off the artex underneath.

it was messy, but what isnt?… Read Full Review

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“I have tried lots of different methods and Eco...”

Written on: 15/12/2008

I have tried lots of different methods and Eco Solutions is by far the best. Yes, it makes a mess but put plastics sheeting down & throw it all away when finished. If there are lots of layers of paint on the artex you may need to apply a second coat to some areas but the longer you leave the x tex, the easier artex comes off. I used a long handled sharp blade scraper - excellent… Read Full Review

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“We had Artex on our chimney breast and alcoves. We...”

Written on: 17/07/2008 by helent40 (1 review written)

We had Artex on our chimney breast and alcoves. We thought we would never get it off! This Eco Solutions X-Tex product is amazing we painted it on and leave it over night the next morning we used scrapers with blades in and it just peeled off! Fantastic!… Read Full Review

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