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
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
Try a modern water-borne stripper... something like HomeStrip
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.
Max Bone Decorating Direct Ltd
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