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Written on: 24/05/2011
Absolute rubbish - actually it's worse than rubbish. I applied the advanced paste to remove varnish from my six rather nice dinning chairs and they are now covered with a thick white polycell product which is proving very difficult to remove. I really wish I had read these other reviews before buy this rubbish. Is anyone from Polycell reading these reviews??? If you are would you please post some advice for those of us who are trying to get our "treated" wood back to the state it was in before… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/05/2011
polycell maximun strenght paint stripper,bought to strip paint of wooden sill,less than useless,would not have removed skin of a rice pudding,what a total waste of £7.25,will NOT buy any mor polycell products,sad really,when you but from a suposed TRUSTED name you are buying QUALITY,how wrong i was!… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2011 by HoriceWatkins (2 reviews written)
If I could give this rubbish less than one star I would, avoid at all costs… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/03/2011
Wish I had read this review site before wasting £10 of my hard earned cash. This product does not work 'pure and simple' and as for the less mess I don't think it could have left more mess.
I am normally too lazy to post critisim of products but in this case after a wasted afternoon I feel I am left with no choice.
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Written on: 09/02/2011
Absolute rubbish, should be done under trades descriptions act.
Takes ages to apply as it is very very thick. Pot dries out during application becomes even harder to apply!
You get very little coverage - 1 small pot did about 2 square metres, they very conveniently dont write on the packaging the coverage!!
I used it on a wooden worksurface to remove a thin layer of varnish that was peeling in places.
Left it overnight to dry to a crust. It does not flake off easily as stated! Found it… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/01/2011
Dreadful product. Used it for a relatively simple stripping job and found it performed nowhere near to what it promised. It formed a hard crust over the wood, which then took ages to strip off, creating loads of mess. At the end of it all the paint was still on the wood and I had to resort to heat gun, wire wool and sandpaper. A complete waste of time and money. DO NOT BUY THIS RUBBISH!… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/01/2011
Absolute rubbish. DO NOT BUY!!!
We applied according to instructions. The stripper formed a hard crust and then had to be scraped off- a huge amount of work and lots of mess. At the end of which had it taken off the 16 coats of paint it claims to be able to? No- it took off one coat and was less effective than a heat gun and sander. Polycell should be done under the Trade Descriptions Act. An easy job too three times as long and cost us a lot more money that it should've… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/10/2010
I have just used the polycell less mess for my hall stairs and landing. I bought 2 tubs and thought I'll just use a bit of one pot to test it. I applied this product in various thicknesses then scraped sections of these various thickness stripper to see what is best to do. I scraped them after 4 hours, after 6 hours and also after leaving on overnight, in fact my stairs are still covered in this product which has dried even more the longer you leave it. It doesn't burn your hand if you get some… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/10/2010
expensive absolute rubbish, doesn't work, creates more mess and more work - DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES !!!!!!!
Wish I had seen some of these reviews before....
False advertising, this company should be taken to court over this !!
THERE IS NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT THIS PRODUCT...
Will NEVER buy another Polycell product of any kind again - everyone should do the same !… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2010
This product's claims have to be a Trades Description offence. It simply does not work. It deserves no stars… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/06/2010
I sanded down and left on overnight as recommended. As I tried to remove it I was covered in clouds of white dust so had to go and put on a face mask and goggles. In the end hardly any paint had come off and I had to spend ages clearing up the mess. Hours of my time wasted for a porduct which does not do as it says on the tin. Safety instructions inadequate - it says you only need a mask if dry sanding… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/05/2010
tired of using a heat gun to strip paint from wood, i thought of trying alternative means, i was a bit dubious about using the polycell less mess product after reading the less than flattering reviews.
so i tried two production, ppolycell less mess and a gel based one by another manufacturer.
the gel based product was a bit of a nightmare, and to be honest was rubbish, but the polycell less mess product was fantastic, to be honest i left the test patch on for maybe 4 hours, and the paint… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/04/2010
I am awarding this dreadful product zero out of five (the site made me put a star on) on the grounds that it simply does not work. Words fail me, pretty much every promise on the packaging is untrue and it generates a huge amount of mess just getting your wood back to square 1.
Dreadful product, if there is any justice it will be withdrawn from the market, or Polycell will get caught by Trading Standards. Either would be a satisfactory result… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/03/2010
Awful. Followed your instructions carefully and was excited to use this product but it turned out more diaster.
It formed very hard - difficult to remove - no crusts there. Will have to sand it down or use wire brush.
This product is not worth buying… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2010
After trying numerous other products I purchased this item expecting good results and 'less mess'.I followed the instructions as per the tub only to find that the paintwork it had worked its apparent magic on had to be scraped of leaving a total mess to be cleaned up.The majority of paint remained as if untouched apart from some slight blistering.A complete waste of money and a lost customer for Polycell products in future… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/10/2009
This does not do what it says on the tin. It imply does not work very well. its sets hard and i had to get off with a wire brush and coarse sander. it gives the impression that you paint it on, leave and brush off!!! No chance… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/09/2009
this Polycell Less Mess Paint Stripper caused more mess than it was worth. it did not come off easily with brushing as advertised and ended up causing more work as it needed sanding and scraping and eventually the use of a different stipper to remove paint and polycell stripper. Also proved expensive. Would never use again… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2009
We followed the instructions carefully and it was a disaster! the paint remover would not come off[says it will brush off with stiff brush] it would have been quicker to have sanded the paint off, it took all day to remove stripper from table legs and there is still some lurking in difficult places! will not be buying polycell less mess paint stripper again!… Read Full Review
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