The Peelaway 1 Paint Removal System is a water-based, high pH alkaline formula designed to remove up to 32 layers of older varnishes and lead-based paints in a single application. Because Peelaway 1 is a high pH product, it can penetrate and react with the oil/lead content of multi layers of older coatings.
If you are unsure which product to use it's always best to test the area using the twin sample pack. The twin sample pack contains one 150g of Peelaway 1 and one 150g of Peelaway 7.
The product comes as a complete kit including cover blankets, application spatula and neutraliser. These items are located inside the container. Also in stock and available to buy separately is the PEELAWAY STRIPPING KNIFE.
Coverage will vary from project to project. Determining factors will include the number of layers to be stripped and the type of paint being stripped. However, as a rough guide you will need between 125g to 2kg per m2.
Peelaway 1 will work slower under 5C and will stop working under 0C.
Peelaway 1 should not be used on gesso (a form of putty) mouldings sometimes used on apparently carved fireplace surrounds.
Peelaway 1 should NOT be used to remove paint from veneers, plywoods or aluminium and may discolour certain hardwoods (such as oak and mahogany). The recommended alternative is the PEELAWAY 7 paint removal system.