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Getting old paint off of plaster

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by oscarthecat91, 19 Oct 2021.

  1. oscarthecat91

    oscarthecat91

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    I have stripped approx 4 layers of wallpaper in a bedroom with a steam stripper and got back to bare plaster in parts however there is still some very old paint on the wall.

    The plan for the walls is to get them re skimmed, the ceiling is being over boarded and skimmed as is collapsed lath and plaster in places.

    Do I need to get this old paint off and what’s the best way of doing it? Steaming it off and chipping away with a scraper is not effective
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    Thanks, it’s been heavy going but with a sander and a scraper the vast bulk is now off!
     
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