PeelAway 1 Paint and Varnish Remover

SKU: PEA1005
Peelaway 1 - Paint and Varnish Remover - 15 kg and 5 kg
Peelaway 1 - Paint and Varnish Remover - 5 kg
Peelaway 1 - Paint and Varnish Remover - 15 kg

PeelAway 1 Paint and Varnish Remover

SKU: PEA1005
Regular price £52.91
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Peelaway 1 is a water-based paint and varnish remover ideal for restoration projects involving multiple layers of paint. It will safely remove old toxic lead and oil-based paints from ornate plaster ceilings and cornices, bricks, masonry, steel, cast iron and woodwork. The alkaline formulation quickly reacts with paint resins and converts any lead present into a compound that can be safely disposed of without endangering the environment. One application removes multiple coats of most paints and varnishes.

• Ideal for older lead based paints

• Highly effective paint and varnish stripper

Sold as a complete kit:

  • 5kg - 4 x 1sqm blanket, spatula and 250ml neutraliser
  • 15kg - 10 x 1sqm blanket, spatula and 1L neutraliser

  • Always carry out a test patch before general application.

    Area Interior, Exterior
    Recommended Use The removal of old leand and oil based coatings on Stone, Brick, Plaster, Decorative Cornice, Wood and Metal
    Base Water-based
    Coverage Up to 1m2 per kilo
    Drying Time 1-48 Hours
    VOC Levels High


    Ensure the area to be treated is clean and free from dust, debris, and other contaminants to ensure good adhesion.

    • Cover any surrounding surfaces with a polythene sheet and masking tape

    • Do not sand / remove flakes of paint if suspected to contain lead.

    • Always wear suitable protective clothing

    Always apply a test patch before using this product, Test patches should be completed before undertaking any paint removal project.

    • Mask off a small area and apply the paste at different thicknesses its recommended to do test strips at 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm

    • Allow to stand from 2 to 48 hours, leave longer for heavy build up over moldings (up to 72 hours)

    • To remove, the spatula should be inserted into the paste and a section gently lifted away. If the original surface is apparent, the test patch can be removed and the surface wiped with a damp sponge. If the paint can still be seen, the test patch should be replaced and re-examined after a few hours.

    • Continue testing until the original surface is no longer apparent to establish correct paste thickness, timing, and the designated paste to be applied


    Before applying the product test a small area on the surface to be treated to ensure you are happy with your results. It is often impossible to know the type of paint or surface before the coating is removed, therefore it is essential that a test area be completed typically of the surface to be stripped to help ensure that the results will be satisfactory.

    • When working indoors allow adequate cross ventilation at all times

    • Only apply to an area size that is manageable and that can be stripped within the timescale indicated by the Test Patch

    • External use may be affected by extremes of weather conditions and additional monitoring or protection may be required. Tape down blanket edges to protect from high traffic or the possibility of rain/wind.

    Uneven Surfaces

    • On uneven surfaces apply thickly (1mm to 6mm e.g. 1mm when removing varnish) using a brush or the spatular provided work into crevises and moldings

    • Apply a second coat where appropriate to ensure correct thickness has been achieved

    • Apply the poultice blanket with the printed side facing out, rubbing gently to ensure it adheres to the paste, pierce any air bubbles

    • Allow to work for between 1 and 48 hours depending on paint type, thickness, and temperature. Build up over plaster moldings may need longer (up to 72 hours)

    Flat Surfaces

    • Apply thickly (1mm to 6mm e.g. 1mm when removing varnish) with a brush, spatula, hawk and trowel, or industrial sprayer to required thickness

    • Apply the poultice blanket with the printed side facing out, rubbing gently to ensure it adheres to the paste, pierce any air bubbles

    • Allow to work for between 1 and 48 hours depending on paint type, thickness, and temperature


    • Always ensure to cover adjacent surfaces such as flooring and plants with a polyethylene sheet

    • Slide spatula into paste/paint and surface interface, keeping the paint, paste and blanket together as much as possible

    Interior Clean Up

    • Using a spray bottle, or bucket and sponge, rinse the surface with clean water

    • If necessary use a nylon brush to loosen the remaining residue

    Exterior Clean up

    • Use a garden hose or power washer to rinse the residue off the surface (if the substrate is suitable) If the substrate is delicate/porous use a bucket and sponge to rinse, power washing or water saturation may damage the surface

    • If necessary use a nylon brush to loosen the remaining residue

    Extra blanketscan be purchased separately if a larger area needs to be covered

    Aftercare & Storage


    The alkaline solution must be neutralised on porous surfaces such as wood, plaster, and stone with the dilute acetic acid provided. After the surface has fully dried any residue should be vacuumed or brushed off. The acetic acid neutraliser should then be lightly sprayed onto the surface and allowed to dry thoroughly.

    If a white powder appears on the surface, simply brush and reapply the neutraliser. If the white powder does not appear in 48 hours the surface should be ready for re-coaing

    During very damp periods/conditions such as autumn through to spring, particularly on exterior substrates, moisture containing residues of Peelaway® 1 may bleed out of the substrate at a later date thus raising the alkaline pH value once again. This could affect the appearance of the repainted surface or cause paint failure. As a precaution, if Peelaway® 1 is used and the surface is to be repainted, we would always recommend using a good quality alkaline-resistant acrylic sealer/primer prior to repainting.

    If you require more Neutralising Solution this can be purchased seperatley


    All orders placed on a working day before 3pm will be dispatched on the same day for next working day delivery. Orders placed before 3pm on Friday will be delivered on Monday (excluding bank holidays). Orders placed on weekends and Bank Holidays will be dispatched on the next working day.

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    Certain postcodes delivery times and charges may vary please see our list below of effected postcodes. Please contact us prior to ordering, alternatively please ensure your number is on your order and we will contact you to discuss the best delivery method and charges.

    AB37 - AB38

    IV40 - IV56

    PA42 - PA49

    AB44 - AB45



    AB53 - AB56

    IV9 - IV12

    PA61 - PA78

    CA18 - CA27

    KA27 - KA28

    PA80 - PA88

    HS1 - HS9

    KW (All postcodes)

    PH17 - PH26

    Isle of Man (All IM postcodes)

    LA15 - LA23

    PH30 - PH44

    IV14 - IV29


    PH49 - PH50

    IV30 - IV32

    PA21 - PA38

    TR21 - TR25



    GY1 - GY10

    ZE (All postcodes)

    GY1 - GY10

    JE1 - JE5

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    We offer a no quibble 14 day money back guarantee for all goods shipped correctly that are not required. If the item is not required, please send the item back for a full refund in its original condition, unused with its original packaging. 

    We keep the process simple

    • Contact us as soon as possible to inform us you will be returning the product.
    • Please include the original packing slip in the box, if this is unavailable please include a slip with your order number and name.
    • Package the goods well to ensure they arrive back undamaged, we recommend using the original packing it was sent in if this is still usable.
    • Return to our address:
    Unit 20 
    Adlington Business Park
    SK10 4NL

    Return postage will be at your own cost. We always advise you send parcels with a tracked service as we cannot be held responsible for any loses/damages in transit. We recommend using a courier site such as Parcel Monkey. Once goods are received they will be checked and processed within 3-5 days and you will receive a notification of refund.

    Please note any bespoke items or mixed to order can not be returned, if you are unsure this is your product please check the listing or contact us for details.
    We always recommend getting samples or contacting us for free of charge colourcharts. We do our best to represent colours as accurately as possible however screens variations and different surfaces can alter this. Unfortunately in the event you do not like the colour we are unable to accept the product back if they it has been opened.

    Damaged Paint

    Please visit our damages page where we can help resolve the issue for you. 

    Incorrect Item

    We will be happy to organise an exchange for the correct goods at no extra charge to yourself, please call us to organise this.

    Faulty Items

    If you find a fault with your product, we can offer a full refund or exchange within 30 days. We test every product that is returned to us, sadly if a product is found to have no fault we cannot refund this and the you will be given the option to have this returned to you. Please contact us to discuss these options. If you find fault after 30 days of purchase you may wish to contact the manufacturer directly as they will be able to offer support with the product.



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