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Remove emulsion from plastered wall

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by garrymum, 7 Jul 2014.

  1. garrymum

    garrymum

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    Hi

    In the process of doing our bathroom and made the mistake of painting (with bathroom emulsion) where we are to tile.

    I have done the tape test and put some masking tape on the paint, left it on overnight and it's pulled the paint off when removing the tape.

    So, I need to remove the paint before I can tile.

    I have tried scraping, some comes off easily, most not. I have tried sanding with course sandpaper, that doesn't seem to do anything.

    Any ideas?
     
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    What comes off easily with scraping would easily pull the tiles off - if it's hard to scrape off, that surely makes it a suitable substrate for tiling...

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  4. garrymum

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    You would think so yes, that the hard to get off paint would be suitable.
    Ideally to be sure I would like to get most of the paint off
     
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