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How To Remove Paint With Polyvine

This my post on how to remove paint and varnish. If you can’t view the video, please click here.

How to remove paint and varnish

I’m always banging on about the importance of prep with any job. If I’m completely honest though, it’s the bane of my life as I just want to get on and do the fun stuff.

So when Polyvine told me their varnish and paint remover can do the job easily, It was going to take some convincing  as I’ve heard this before, but here’s what happened…

The choice of the professional decorator

So I must admit I was more confident than usual because it’s Polyvine and I love their varnishes. You’d probably find this is the case for most professional decorators.

For one thing, I’m used to having to protect myself up to the hilt when it comes to stripping. Not needing any PE or ventilation already makes the job easier.

Whether you are a professional tradesperson on a job or you’re using this at home it’s a relief that it’s child and pet safe.

This is because it has ultra-low VOCs, low solvents and is non toxic.

Sounds great, but does it work?!

I thought I’d try it on a few different items to see how it works across a variety of surfaces and finishes. So I brushed it liberally on a painted door and window frame and a varnished side table.

In just over half an hour you could see it starting to penetrate the paint which was bubbling up.

Scraping it off was so much fun – rather than a chore.

There are a few things I want to say. Firstly, I love the fact this is the most eco-friendly varnish and paint stripper on the market for obvious reasons.

Secondly, I managed to get through multiple layers of paint, which saves valuable time.

You may need to repeat the process with some items, but it still takes the elbow grease out of the job.

A couple of tips are that once it has dried you want to wipe away with a damp cloth. Any stubborn bits can be removed with light sanding.

Also, this remover doesn’t contaminate the surface, which means you don’t have to neutralise the substrate before you recoat with another product.

I’m now thinking about the big jobs I’ve perhaps shied away from because of the amount of stripping involved.

This product will encourage me to do those now as I have the confidence it works effectively whilst being safe. Happy Days!

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