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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

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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

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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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“I bought the Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings...”

Written on: 24/09/2007 by littlenick65 (1 review written)

I bought the Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover to remove the Artex from a bedroom ceiling (approximately 2.4m x 2.1m. A little too small an area to get the plasterer in to skim, as I had done before. The Artex was not thick, but quite thin. I bought a tub of 2.5 litres, costing approximately £26 with p&p. It was applied in a temperature not exceeding 19C. After reading the instructions I brushed the gel on to the Artexed ceiling thickly, and waited for about an hour before starting… Read Full Review

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Pbp's Response to littlenick65's Review

Written on: 18/10/2007

After using Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover, and reading the instructions it is clear that it will remove 'ARTEX' after an hour no problem, but most Artex has been painted many times with vinyl emulsion or matt emulsion, and as the product will remove the paint, it can be a two part process and might take longer. ALWAYS DO A TEST AREA FIRST! It makes sense doesn't it?

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339957_Sarah Jr's Response to littlenick65's Review

Written on: 23/01/2008

The problem you had experienced with a laytex type material was vinyl emulsion which had been applied over the artex, so really you were trying to remove the paint before it got on the artex. If you had applied this X-tex to just artex it would have come off in minutes, but many people paint over artex many times with emulsions and one of the worst is vinyl silk which has plasticisers in it.
An over night application and covering with film would have been the answer and it would have flown off.

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★★★★★

“I would recommend Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured...”

Written on: 21/07/2007 by pappilon (1 review written)

I would recommend Eco Solutions X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover to all my friends… Read Full Review

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“A really great product, excellent value for money. We...”

Written on: 05/03/2007 by freyasutherland (1 review written)

A really great product, excellent value for money. We painted it on our hallway, and then left it covered in pallet wrap (giant cling-film) overnight. Early next morning, the artex scraped off with ease, taking us back to the original plaster… Read Full Review

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“Have tried 4 coats and it still will not scrape artex...”

Written on: 19/02/2007 by june1098 (1 review written)

Have tried 4 coats and it still will not scrape artex off. Bought a heavy duty scraper and even scored the walls and still only comes of in little bits and is very hard going. We bought the big container at £100. Any ideas what to do next?… Read Full Review

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Helen Of Troy's Response to june1098's Review

Written on: 28/02/2007

I thought about buying this stuff but decided against it as it could only be bought on the net. It is a lot of money to fork out if, like what happened to you, it doesn&#039;t work. We have a problem with textured walls in our house and have been struggling to remove it little by little with a steamer. The largest part we think we may have to plasterboard. So I too would be very interested to see if anyone else has any ideas!

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Written on: 03/04/2007

Hi. I saw you had problem with the X-Tex product. I also had a problem in one of my rooms and found that it was because the artex was painted over many times with emulsions.
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<br/>I had to remove the paint before I could get to the artex. The same product did remove the paint, but I had to leave it overnight and cover it with plastic film. I then used a long handle blade scraper and it came off okay. I had to repeat this once more without using the film this time to get back to plaster.
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<br/>I have tried steaming and other solvent products and find this to be the best. Stripping anything off is not the same everytime as I sure found out when three rooms cleaned off really easily and one didn't. But I honestly feel that this product was the best bet by far.

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“I recently purchased a product called X-Tex to remove...”

Written on: 28/02/2006 by Pbp (2 reviews written)

I recently purchased a product called X-Tex to remove my awful artex on the walls of my house. I found this product online and am amazed it is not in the big diy stores. I brushed it on and left it over night. The next day came in and scraped it all off with ease. It says that it keeps the artex wet or damp at all times in case it contains asbestos (pre 1985)… Read Full Review

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Helen Of Troy's Response to Pbp's Review

Written on: 31/08/2006

Thanks for that info, it is something we will be looking into soon. Not sure if this is artex or polyripple but some bright spark put it all over the lounge walls and the hall, stairs and landing in our house! Before we bought it of course. We have only been able to paint over it so there&#039;s a few layers of paint to come off with it too! I agree, we have found nothing to remove it in any DIY store. Tried sanding a bit of it once. What a mess! Gave that up! If anyone else reading this knows of a DIY store selling anything like this to remove the horrible stuff, Please let us know?!

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Written on: 04/09/2006

Hi Helen. Yes this X-Tex product will remove any type of textured coating. It is not available in any of the big stores and to be honest all other textured coating removers I have come accross have nasties in them. If you type in X-Tex into Goolge you will bring up a few e-retailers that you can buy it from..Good Luck...

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