Written on: 27/05/2012
I never write reviews, Honest i dont. I recently bought a new house where ALL the rooms had artex on the ceiling and there was artex on the bedroom walls too. I have kids, so artex on a wall had to go.
I was quoted well over 500 pounds to have someone come in and remove it, this seemed excessive, but ive since been told this was reasonable. However having just moved home, i dont really have that kind of disposable income lying around.
I seen this particular review site and decided that for 22 pounds i really should give the product a try. If it didnt work then i didnt lose a huge amount and was still in the same position. It arrived next working day.
I had read the reviews previous to purchasing and i used the method of scoring the artex first with a blade and then i pasted on the gel and covered with cling film. I left it overnight.
I had my 3 kids in the house at the time of use. The gel was easy to use, and didnt have a strong odour. It didnt drip and i got it on my hands and it didnt burn or even irritate my skin.
I went to the house again the next day, i didnt have high hopes but boy was i wrong.
THIS PRODUCT (XTEX) IS FANTASTIC. I used a long armed scraper with a blade and the artex came off in one single stroke with minimal effort. I think leaving it overnight helped, I didnt find it sticky or gluey. It was dry and skimmed the artex off with ease. It does leave a mess on the floor but thankfully i dont have carpets or anything down yet so it was easily swept up.
I will shortly be ordering another tub to finish off the job. I cant reccommend this product highly enough. If you follow the instructions and leave for more than the one hour stated then it really does do exactly what it says it will.
Im thrilled that im going to save so much money!
thanks for a great product!