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Old January 14th 04, 09:37 PM
Alan Gabriel
 
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Default Removing paint from walls?

The walls are solid, plastered walls which the builders slapped a coat of
white emulsion on.

The previous owners papered the walls, which I have just removed. Great
patches of the paint came off with the wallpaper leaving bare plaster.

I want to repaint the walls but need to remove all the loose paint. What is
the easiest way to remove emulsion paint?

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Old January 15th 04, 05:02 PM
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"Alan Gabriel" wrote in message ...
The walls are solid, plastered walls which the builders slapped a coat of
white emulsion on.

The previous owners papered the walls, which I have just removed. Great
patches of the paint came off with the wallpaper leaving bare plaster.

I want to repaint the walls but need to remove all the loose paint. What is
the easiest way to remove emulsion paint?


I had exactly the same experience. I used a combination of large
sander, and steam and scraping. On a wall that I was to paint deep red
I got away with not removing all of the paint.
NB. Make sure you prime / seal the plaster after you remove the
emulsion. (does anyone know the difference between priming and
sealing?).

Fool's Gold.
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Old January 16th 04, 02:59 AM
Alan Gabriel
 
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"Alan Gabriel" wrote in message

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The walls are solid, plastered walls which the builders slapped a coat

of
white emulsion on.

The previous owners papered the walls, which I have just removed. Great
patches of the paint came off with the wallpaper leaving bare plaster.

I want to repaint the walls but need to remove all the loose paint. What

is
the easiest way to remove emulsion paint?


I had exactly the same experience. I used a combination of large
sander, and steam and scraping. On a wall that I was to paint deep red
I got away with not removing all of the paint.
NB. Make sure you prime / seal the plaster after you remove the
emulsion. (does anyone know the difference between priming and
sealing?).



I presume priming means thinned emulsion and sealing is dilute PVA.

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Alan.

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Old January 16th 04, 09:34 PM
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Default Removing paint from walls?

I've always got away with applying a number of new coats of paint around the
edges of the original paint to feather edge the bulges, 6-10 coats? Then
applying the new paint. Much less work.

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Old January 19th 04, 06:36 PM
Peter Scott
 
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"Alan Gabriel" wrote in message
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The walls are solid, plastered walls which the builders slapped a coat of
white emulsion on.

The previous owners papered the walls, which I have just removed. Great
patches of the paint came off with the wallpaper leaving bare plaster.

I want to repaint the walls but need to remove all the loose paint. What

is
the easiest way to remove emulsion paint?

--
Regards,
Alan.

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By accident I discovered that methylated spirit softens and
loosens emulsion. Brush it on, leave for fifteen minutes,
then scrape.


Peter Scott




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