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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009 by sadkowski
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2009 by franny02 (1 review written)
Softened the paint & the artex in one overnight process
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 more)
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