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X-Tex Artex Remover 'How to guide'

X-Tex Artex Remover ‘How to Guide’

This is our X-Tex Artex Remover ‘How to Guide’ which walks you through the simple and safe steps to removing Artex and other textured coatings:

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

Some textured coatings, mainly sold and applied before the 1990s, may contain harmful substances such as asbestos. You must take all the relevant precautions when working with materials such as these, and if in any doubt, 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 safely and effectively. It also does not give off fumes Therefore, it can be used in enclosed spaces with little ventilation.

Follow the simple steps in our X-Tex Artex Remover ‘How to Guide’ below.

How to use:

  1. Paint the X-Tex Artex Remover solution over the Artex on walls and ceilings. Polytex remover clings 100% to all surfaces, whether they are walls or ceilings so you will be able to get good coverage on any surface in the home.

 X-Tex will remove Artex in around 15-30 minutes when removing textured coatings.

  • 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 affect 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. 

  • 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.
  • Once you have finished removing the coatings from your surfaces, collect up all of the scrapings and bag them safely. Seal the waste in asbestos bags and dispose of them 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.

Buy X-Tex Artex remover here.

Beacon Safety are specialists within the asbestos removal industry. If you have any questions about this product, please don’t hesitate to contact your local branch where one of the team will be glad to help.