Written on: 26/03/2011
I am currently half way through removing the Artex from the kitchen ceiling. I have come to the conclusion that removing Artex from a ceiling is a job from hell and that X-Tex is a Devil's must. A Devil's must because of its stupidly expensive price tag.
The idea to remove the Artex was a daunting prospect but would like to share my views and idea to make it more bearable. Measure the ceiling dimensions and split into a grid of equal sized areas; tackle the ceiling square by square, it... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2011
I brought this product today and applied as the instruction state. After an hour I tried to scrap artex off and it hadn't made any difference so I sprayed with water as gel had dried slightly but to effect. In the end I have resulted to steamer and very hard work. I wasted my hard earned money on two tubs that did exactly nothing. (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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