Original Scumble

A stunning clear acrylic glaze, offering a one-hour working time

The only one-hour working time glaze, drying to a beautiful and water-resistant finish.

Polyvine’s Original Scumble is an acrylic transparent glaze for decorative paintwork. A favourite of professional decorators everywhere, it’s unique because it gives you up to one-hour’s working time before drying to a durable, water-resistant finish on a wide range of surfaces.

It’s a suitable glaze for interior or exterior use, and it’s the first water-based product that faithfully reproduces the beauty of traditional oil finishes.

Colour it with Polyvine’s Universal Acrylic Colourant for stunning decorative paint effects.

ideal for

  • Colourwashing
  • Stippling
  • Dragging
  • Marbling
  • Frottage or leather effect
  • Graining

unique qualities

  • Water resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Water wash up
  • Dries to a translucent finish
  • One hour working time

available in

  • 500ml
  • 1 litre
  • 4 litre

drying times

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


  • 10-20 square metres per litre when mixed with colourant

recoat times

  • 1-5 days

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Original Scumble

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