Removing old paint from the plastered walls

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Hi,

I'm in the progress of doing up a Victorian house and need some advice.

I have discovered that the paint used by the previous owners simply peeled away from the plastered walls really easily so I have started to remove all the paint throughout the house by scrapping it off. It literally comes off in massive 'sheets'.

The problem I have is there are areas where I cannot scrap the paint of easily - typically where they have used filler. Does anyone have any tips on how to remove this or am I going to need to get the walls reskimmed?

Cheers :)

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Looks kind of like a problem I had.

I used a window scraper to carefully remove what I could, avoiding damage to the surface. It came off in bus ticket sized bits

There was also a possible distemper or paste suck to the walls, some of which steamed off, using a mixture of a scraper and scotchbrite type pad

Eventually I used an orbital sander 80/120 grit connected to a vacuum
If the hose falls off the room fills full of dust so close the doors and tape them off

It took ages, but now looks good.
 
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