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Unusual wall treatment

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Wobbley1, 2 Dec 2004.

  1. Wobbley1

    Wobbley1

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    My daughter's walls are painted with a shiny waxy-feeling wall treatment and she wants to emulsion over it. I think emulsion would just peel off and it would be difficult to sand it to give it a key. What should we use as a prep?
     
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  3. wreckedit

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    What I would do is try experimenting with patches of different paints and washing the wall with turps,white spirit etc.. Keying the surface with an abrasive may help. Then finally, if all these fail, it probably needs the paint stripping off. If you did not want to do that then screwing a cover of plasterboard over it would blizt it. Good luck!!!
     
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    walls? interior/ exterior, newly plastered?? if new plaster then sounds like someone has done a silly thing and lathered them in PVA if so dont worry just emulsion them it wont come off, promise.
    HOWEVER, if its some mad changing room as seen on TV contraption fandangeled exspensive rubbish then i dont know :evil:
     
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