tropical scumble
colour with acrylic colourant
  • tropical scumble  500ml
  • tropical scumble 1 litre
  • tropical scumble 4 litre
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the only one hour working time glaze in temperatures above 21 degrees centigrade
A unique acrylic transparent glaze for decorative paint work in temperatures above 21°c/70°f, or in lower temperatures where a longer working time is required. Dries to a durable water resistant finish on a wide range of surfaces. This interior or exterior glaze is the first water based product to reproduce faithfully the beauty of traditional oil finishes.

ideal for
• colourwashing • dragging • graining • marbling • frottage or leather effect • stippling

unique qualities
• one hour working time above 21°c/70°f • interior or exterior use • water and stain resistant • dries to a transparent finish • wash brushes and tools in water

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When using this scumble product to achieve a woodgrain effect we recommend having the following paint colours mixed as a basecoat

Dark Oak


Light Oak


Medium Oak






French Walnut


Italian Walnut




Pitch Pine




at a glance product info

  • interior
  • exterior
  • water resistant
    water resistant
  • stain resistant
    stain resistant
  • dries clear
    dries clear

available in: 500ml • 1 litre • 4 litre

drying time: Base coat - 24 hours minimum. Scumble coat - 24 hours. • recoat time: 1-5 days • coverage: approximately 10-20 square metres per litre

application and advice

Ensure that Scumble is well mixed. Select base coat colour in vinyl silk emulsion/satin latex or acrylic semi gloss/eggshell.
Apply base coat and allow to dry for a minimum of 24 hours with ventilation. For maximum open time seal with Polyvine Decorators Varnish. Colour your Scumble with Polyvine Universal Acrylic Colourant, mixing thoroughly. Brush or roller the coloured Scumble liberally over the base coat. Create the desired decorative effect by breaking the surface with a crumpled rag, bag, sponge or a Polyvine tool or brush.

Always test adhesion and the application of the effect on a trial area before starting.
Low temperature or high humidity increases drying time. Air movement is essential for faster drying.
Coverage/thickness of Scumble will affect drying time.

Protect from extremes of temperature during storage and application.

health, safety and the environment
Non-hazardous. Ensure good ventilation.
Keep out of reach of children. Contact with eyes - wash immediately with warm water. Remove excess from tools and mixing vessels before washing in warm soapy water.
Do not empty into drains or watercourses.

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