Oil-Based Scumble

A transparent, traditional oil-based glaze for decorative paint effects

A traditional transparent oil glaze with an extended drying time for decorative paint work.

Polyvine’s Oil-Based Scumble dries to a translucent gloss finish on a wide range of surfaces. It can be tinted with Polyvine’s 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.

ideal for

  • Colourwashing
  • Stippling
  • Ragging
  • Bagging
  • Dragging
  • Sponging
  • Marbling
  • Graining

unique qualities

  • Water resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Longer working time
  • Dries to a translucent gloss finish

available in

  • 500ml
  • 1 litre
  • 2.5 Litre

drying times

  • Base coat - 24 hours minimum
  • Scumble coat - 24 hours.


  • 15-20 square metres per litre

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Oil-based Scumble
Scumble glaze water and oil

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