oil-based scumble
colour with oil colourant
  • oil based scumble   500ml
  • oil based scumble 1 litre
  • oil based scumble 2.5 litre
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a transparent, traditional oil-based glaze for decorative paint effects

A traditional transparent oil glaze with an extended drying time for decorative paint work. Dries to a translucent gloss finish on a wide range of surfaces. Can be tinted with Polyvine Woodgrain Oil Colourant, most oil based paints, or universal stainers.
After brushing the coloured Scumble over the base coat the desired decorative effect is created by breaking the surface with a crumpled rag, bag, sponge or a Polyvine tool or brush. When the glaze is completely dry it can be sealed with a coat of Polyvine Extra Pale Varnish.

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




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SKU : GOS500
Price range : £11.07 to £48.87


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at a glance product info

    colourwashing • dragging • graining • marbling • stippling • ragging • sponging • bagging

    available in: 500ml • 1 litre • 2.5 litre

    drying time: Base coat - 24 hours minimum. Scumble coat - 24 hours. • coverage: 15-20 square metres per litre depending on technique, when mixed with colourant


    application and advice



    Apply acrylic eggshell or alkyd undercoat in a colour suitable to create the desired effect and allow to dry for a minimum of 24 hours. It is recommended that the scumble is thinned with white spirit to ensure it’s applied in a relatively thin film. The appropriate viscosity will depend on the technique to be used. Colour your Scumble with Polyvine Woodgrain Oil Colourant, most oil based paints, or universal stainers. The use of a little white paint will stabilise delicate colours. Stir thoroughly. Brush the coloured Scumble 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. When the glaze is completely dry, seal with a coat of Polyvine Extra Pale Varnish.




    Always test adhesion and the application of the effect on a trial area before starting.
    Low temperature, poor ventilation and high film thickness will cause delayed final drying. Avoid applying in cold damp conditions as this will also delay final drying.
    Scumble is prone to fading when exposed to strong sunlight for long periods. Scumble will turn dark if starved of light eg behind pictures etc. and is susceptible to severe yellowing in high temperatures.




    Store in a cool, well ventilated area. Keep tin tightly closed.
    Protect from extremes of temperature during storage and application.



    health, safety and the environment

    Flammable, keep away from sources of ignition No Smoking. Keep out of reach of children.
    Use only in well ventilated areas. Ensure maximum ventilation during application and drying. Restrict interior use to large interior spaces. In confined spaces, wear a face mask which is designed to prevent inhalation of solvent vapours.
    Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap and water or a proprietary skin cleanser - DO NOT USE SOLVENT, THINNERS OR WHITE SPIRIT.Remove excess from tools and mixing vessels before cleaning with white spirits.
    Toxic to aquatic organisms and may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Do not empty into drains or watercourses. Some local authorities have special facilities for disposing of waste coatings. To avoid risk of spilling, always transport and store in a secure upright position. Cloths contaminated with uncured scumble may self ignite without warning. Dispose of safely.
    Lay out flat in single layers to dry out or wash in soapy water.