Removing flaking emulsion paint

Can anyone tell me if there is a special remover for emulsion paint on a normal plastered wall? The existing emulsion has been on the wall for several years and has started flaking away in places. It is possible to remove large patches very easily whilst in other places it is very stubborn.
I am looking for something which just makes it soft and peelable rather than dissolve it into the horrible slimey mess that results from use of ordinary paint remover on gloss paint.
TIA for any suggestions
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John Edwards

Try using an ordinary flat, sharp paint scraper on the exposed edge of the emulsion holding at a fairly flat angle and you should be able to scrape the stuff off fairly easily. The beauty of this method is that if you put a dust sheet down first, the dry paint falls straight onto it making it easy to clean up when finished
Brian
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Try a modern water-borne stripper... something like HomeStrip
http://www.decoratingdirect.co.uk/viewprod/e/ECOHS /
It has longer dwell time than an aggressive solvent-based stripper, but works very well on all decorative coatings - in particular emulsion and acrylic products. Whilst it stays wet it stays active... so you can cover it with a cheap polythene dust sheet to allow it to work over night. Its sister product X-Tex removes can remove heavy builds of textured coatings and paints.
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