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* original scumble size:
500ml (£9.55 + VAT)
1 litre (£16.34 + VAT)
4 litre (£50.84 + VAT)


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original scumble
colour with acrylic colourant
  • original scumble  500ml
  • original scumble 1 litre
  • original scumble 4 litre
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the only one hour working time glaze
A unique acrylic transparent glaze for decorative paint work. Unique in providing up to one hour working time. 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. Colour with universal acrylic colourant to produce stunning decorative paint effects.

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

unique qualities
• one hour working time • interior or exterior use • water and stain resistant • dries to a translucent 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
  • abrasion resistant
    abrasion 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: 10-20 square metres per litre when mixed with colourant

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.

Working time - the time that the glaze remains wet and able to create a pattern. To obtain the maximum working time - up to an hour - apply Scumble liberally in cool conditions on a completely non-porous base coat. Thickness of Scumble, temperature and humidity affect the working time.
In temperatures above 21ºc/70ºf, or for longer working time, use Tropical Scumble. 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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VAT and Delivery

VAT: All prices exclude VAT, which will be added at the checkout

Dispatch: Orders are dispatched on the next working day after your order is placed. The orders are then sent on a next working day service. There are no weekend deliveries. Deliveries outside mainland UK may take longer.

Delivery Costs: Delivery costs £10.00 +VAT within mainland UK. Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish highlands and offshore islands costs more. You will see the cost of your delivery at the checkout before committing to pay. Orders over £175 are delivered FREE

Faulty products that are deemed to be manufacturer error will be accepted free of charge. A 10% re-stocking charge will be made on returned items that have been refused delivery by the customer.