I've tried burning with a blowlamp and scraping it off without much success.
Can't use paint remover as the plaster's porous. Belt sanding it off is too
What's next ? hot air stripper ? tedious hand scraping :(
Please help !
Why do you need to remove it? As long as it's flat you should be able to
paper, paint, or whatever over the top. I'd coarse sand it by hand and
anything that's still on there can be regarded as sound.
It's not flat. It was under wall tiles. When/where the wall tiles came
off it has left the paint patchy. Unless I rub each section down it'll
be uneven otherwise it all needs to come off !
Get a steel float and some filler. Mix up the filler with
water. Add a little PVA and stir up. Go over the areas
where there is pitting with float and filler. A gentle
rub over when dry with some fine glass-paper on a block
will leave a good surface for decorating. This avoids
the need for a lot of messy work or a re-skim.
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Thanks for all the advice.
My skimming ability is non existent (2 days to skim 8 sq ft !!) so I
went out and bought the biggest industrial scraper I could find. (The
little wallpaper stripper I was using wasn't even touching it)
It's not a massive area (av. sized bathroom), so a few evenings
scraping should see it right.
Now I just have to get a decent mask as i'm sure the 60's paint i'm
taking off will be leaded :(
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