I would like to have walls skimmed. After removing the wallpaper, I've found
are covered with large patches of old paint. I have tried to scrape it off
to expose the plaster,
but it takes about 1 hour to clean 1sq meter using a wallpaper strip knife.
Is there another faster way? Perhaps a power tool attachment?
Can't you skim over the paint? I found at least one patch where a room of
ours has been skimmed over a bit of wallpaper. It was done before we got
here - but it appears to be well attached to the wall still.
Yep, a much faster way - don't bother.
A plaster skim will stick fine to painted walls. the walls are 'primed'
first with dilute PVA to help the plaster bond to it.
Do remove any flaking or lose paint first though.
If the ceilings are at all dubious I'd board and have them skimmed as
well while your at it.
I just had a whole room of flaky paint 'cleaned'. The machine used was
a hand held 'scabbler' that looks like a miniature boring machine
(they type they use to dig tunnels). The house was covered top to
bottom with brick dust regardless of the doors being completely
sealed. Extremely messy job.
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