Meanwhile, we have my mother who has decided she's going to single handedly remodel OUR home and I'm having a hard time stopping her from coming in and doing whatever she wants. Yesterday she decided to mix up plaster and go over part of this wall...paint and all.
It seems to me that removing the paint that is on the wall (which we have to do no to paint and not have these strange holes the z-bricks left behind)is better than just slathering plaster over top of it..not to mention her hand isn't as deft at applying plaster as she may think.
I have been looking at the various strippers that are out there, and ordered one called "Redy Strip" that says it will work on plaster (these are the old lathboard and plaster walls). Like most stripping products that remove paint, they talk mostly about trim. Has anyone used stippers of any sort on interior walls??? Or, is my mother on the right track in plastering right over the five layers of paint as they are, sealing away the lead paint. I really think teh plaster will just fall right off the paint with time. She seems to think not.