Barrettine Peelaway 7


    Barrettine Peelaway 7 is formulated to safely remove multi-layer combinations of household, architectural and industrial paints and varnishes. Effective on those based on acrylic, polyurethane and cellulose, both solvent and water-based, including those containing lead. Can be used on virtually all interior and exterior surfaces, vertical and overhead and is excellent for intricate, carved and moulded surfaces.

    • One application removes multiple coats of paints, varnishes and high-performance coatings
    • Environmentally/user safer as it does not contain Methylene Chloride, N-MethylPyrrolidone (NMP), highly flammable solvents or Caustic Soda
    • Safe for use on virtually all interior and exterior surfaces
    • Surfaces stripped do not require neutralising
    • Caution: Delamination may occur if Peelaway 7 is used on veneers and plywood, dependant on the glue present, so dwell time should be minimised
    • Some plastics and composite/resin-based surfaces such as gesso or paperbased wicker may be damaged by Peelaway 7
    • Additional blankets are available here: Barrettine Peelaway 7 Spare Blankets
    • Must be neutralised before repainting with the neutraliser supplied in the pack

    £15.61(ex. VAT)
    £18.73 (inc. VAT)
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    • Peelaway 7 will work more slowly under 5°C and will stop working under 0°C
    • Will not remove certain two pack epoxy coatings, baked enamels, cement-based paints or bitumen
    • It is essential that a test patch of Peelaway 7 is carried out before use, to determine the residual effect of Peelaway 7 on the surface being stripped as well as its effectiveness in removing any coatings



    • Cover and protect areas where stripping is not desired, including adjoining surfaces and floors where overspray may travel - Polythene sheeting and masking tape create an effective barrier
    • Plants should be covered during application
    • Do not sand flakes of paint if suspected to contain lead
    • Stir well before use and where Peelaway 7 has started to dry out within the tub, adding small amounts of water at a time whilst mixing will return the paste to its original consistency
    • Remove any hard deposit and rehydrate in a small amount of water, then return to the bulk product
    • Store product in a cool and dry area, always replace lid firmly after use

    Safety Directions:

    • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as Viton or equivalent, or Butyl rubber (HSE INDG330 Guide) gloves, overalls and eye/face protection to protect against skin contact
    • If in doubt speak, to your PPE supplier and show them this label/product
    • In case of spillage wash affected area with plenty of water
    • Ensure adequate ventilation when working indoors
    • Store product in a cool and dry place, keeping product away from children and animals
    • Always replace lid after use



    • Apply Peelaway 7 poultice by spatula, trowel or brush between 1mm to 6mm thick, working the poultice into crevices and mouldings
    • Ensure direct contact with substrate and on uneven surfaces, follow up with second coat to confirm that the minimum thickness is met all over
    • Older coatings and numerous layers will require the thickest application
    • Place the Peelaway 7 laminated blanket (printed side out) onto the poultice, excluding air as much as possible
    • Rub gently to remove any bubbles, piercing large ones if necessary
    • Masking down edges will decrease the chance of the poultice drying out
    • Allow a dwell time of 2 to 48 hours, checking the test patch at intervals
    • The poultice should be removed after the shortest effective dwell time
    • Thicker/numerous paint layers and low temperatures will require the most time and heavy paint build-up may require up to 72 hours
    • However, this duration should be used with discretion to avoid excessive absorption into the substrate below
    • External use may be affected by extremes of weather conditions (rain or direct sunshine) and additional monitoring or protection may be required
    • Tape down blanket edges to protect from high traffic or possibility of rain/wind
    • Only apply to an area size that is manageable and that can be stripped within the timescale indicated by the Test Patch

    Application by Airless Sprayer:

    • Dilute up to 1 part water to 5 parts Peelaway 7 and mix thoroughly until an even consistency is reached
    • We recommend an airless sprayer suitable for heavy materials with a medium to coarse tip size
    • Adjust pressure/nozzle as required to achieve an even spray


    • Dwell time too short - the process has not completed so removal may be difficult, particularly in crevices
    • Dwell time too long – substrate could be damaged due to excessive water absorption, or drying out of the poultice can occur
    • If the poultice dries out it will be difficult to remove but can be rehydrated by lifting the blanket and spraying with warm water, then re-covering for 5 minutes - this should be repeated until it softens
    • Alternatively, another layer of Peelaway 7 can be applied over the top


    • Coverage will vary, depending on the number of layers, type and age of paint to be stripped
    • It is essential to carry out a test patch to determine the thickness required and dwell time before stripping
    • As a rough guide, coverage is 1m² per kg for each mm of thickness


    After Use

    • Use polythene sheeting to protect adjacent surfaces from splashback and run-off
    • Once the original surface is revealed, clean the stripped surface with water using a sponge, scrubbing brush or wet/dry vacuum
    • If needed, use a nylon bristle brush to loosen remaining residue
    • Avoid soaking the substrate or wetting for prolonged periods as this may force alkaline residue deeper within it
    • Power washing may damage porous substrates


    • Ease the Peelaway spatula under the poultice and gently pull the blanket from surface, keeping the paint, paste and cover together as much as possible
    • Remove any remaining residue with the spatula before commencing clean up
    • Intricate areas may need gentle encouragement with a small softbristled brush
    • Any remaining coating residue is usually pre-softened and can be removed in a few hours with a further application of Peelaway 7
    • Collect material removed and dispose of in compliance with local regulations


    • Use polythene sheeting to protect adjacent surfaces from splashback and run-off
    • Once the original surface is revealed, clean the stripped surface with water using a sponge, scrubbing brush or wet/dry vacuum
    • If needed, use a nylon bristle brush to loosen remaining residue
    • Avoid soaking the substrate or wetting for prolonged periods and allow stripped surface to dry thoroughly
    • Power washing may damage porous substrates


    Special Considerations

    Lead-Based Coatings:

    Residue/waste containing lead should not be allowed to dry out and generation of dust should be avoided. If airborne lead particles are suspected, a dust-mask should be worn

    Plaster Substrates:

    Saturation of plaster with water can lead to surface deterioration. Care should be taken to select the shortest effective Peelaway dwell time to reduce the risk of this. Remove as much Peelaway 7 residue manually as possible and after stripping, do not immediately wash down with water. Allow plaster to dry thoroughly, then clean up with soft dry brush as required. Only wash down with water sparingly if necessary and do not reapply Peelaway 7 to plaster surfaces as it can damage the surface.

    Important information to purchaser:

    Information is given on the basis of our research and the research of others. However, no guarantee can be made as we cannot anticipate every variation in site conditions, surface coating and the methods of application. Purchasers are responsible for conducting their own tests to determine the suitability of this product for a particular purpose. The sellers and manufacturers only obligation is to replace any product proven to be defective and shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury, direct or consequential, arising out of the use or inability to use this product.

    Product Details

    Data sheet

    For Use By
    Consumer Use
    For Use On
    Acrylic Paints
    Polyurethane Paints
    Cellulose Paints
    Solvent-Based Paints
    Water-Based Paints
    Lead Paint
    Application Method
    Single, Two or Three Pack
    Pack Size
    Approx. 1m²/kg per mm of thickness
    Suitable For Use On
    Solvent-Based Paints
    Suitable For Use On
    Lead Paint
    Suitable For Use On
    Acrylic Paints
    Suitable For Use On
    Cellulose Paints
    Suitable For Use On
    Water-Based Paints
    Suitable For Use On
    Suitable For Use On
    Polyurethane Paints
    Application Method
    Application Method
    Application Method
    Application Method
    Product Type
    Paint Remover
    Colour Family

    Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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