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X-Tex: A How-To DIY Guide


How to Use X-Tex Artex Remover?

Trade Strip X-Tex is an excellent Artex remover, and allows for the removal of textured coatings such as *Artex® without causing dust from harmful asbestos fibres.

Some textured coatings, which were mainly sold and applied before the 1990s, may contain harmful substances such as asbestos fibres. It is important that you take all relevant precautions when working with materials such as these, and if in any doubt, do seek professional advice.

This Artex remover is Water-based and takes the “tough not toxic” approach as a textured coating remover. It will remove these textured coatings safely and effectively.

This product does not give off fumes, therefore can be used in enclosed spaces which have little ventilation available.

 

Instructions for use:

1. Paint the X-Tex Artex Remover solution over artex walls and ceilings. Polytex remover clings 100% to all surfaces, whether they be vertical or ceilings so you will be able to get a good coverage on any surface in the home.
When removing textured coatings, X-Tex will remove Artex in around 15-30 minutes.

2. A lot of artex in the home will have been painted many times over the years. It’s important to establish the condition of your surface first, as this will effect how long the X-Tex will need to sit before scraping.

X-Tex artex remover can remove textured coatings with additional paint layers in around 1 hour. For tougher, multi layered coatings, X-Tex can be applied overnight. When working on a very stubborn surface, you could try scoring it with a blade first, or covering the X-Tex over with foil to stop it from drying out when leaving it to sit.  

3. Once the X-Tex has been applied and left to sit, you can begin scraping back your surfaces. It’s a good idea to cover the floor and protect any surfaces as the coatings you scrape off will be moist and will fall as you go.

4. Once you have finished removing the coatings from your surfaces, collect up all of the scraping and dispose of them safely. Seal the waste in a plastic bag and dispose at your local waste disposal centre. Many of these centres now accept asbestos waste, however it is always worth checking online first.

 

X-Tex is the perfect option for DIY artex removal as it is non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-caustic, with a neutral PH. This product offers the safe removal of textured coatings such as Artex in a variety of environments as it is non-flammable, non-combustible, and will not burn the skin. This product is safe to use around the home and can be used around children and pets.

 

You can purchase X-Tex artex remover here

Get your scraper and blades here

Don’t forget to protect your surfaces here

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