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srichmond

02:05PM | 01/20/04
Member Since: 01/19/04
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we have textured plaster walls and would like to repaint them. however, our walls are covered in many layers of paint that is peeling off in most places and in others obscuring the texture. what is the best way to tackle the job of painting walls such as these? primer? sanding? peeling? please help!

5slb6

02:55PM | 01/21/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would go the peeling, scraping, sanding and then primer route. In cases like this it may not hurt to use an oil based primer to help lock down any loose paint remaining, and you don't really need a fast dry stain killer type but one that is slow drying. After priming then you can topcoat with the latex/acrylic paint of your choice.

tray1339

07:10AM | 02/08/04
Member Since: 02/07/04
5 lifetime posts
We had the same problem. We scrapped all the textured plaster off and found 15 layers of wallpaper and paint underneith. We scrapped all the way down to the original plaster (horsehair plaster from the 1900's - yuck!). Once there, we filled holes and replastered the walls with wall joint compound. Sanded the walls, then covered them with wallpaper liner. Once sealed and primed, we painted. It turned out really nice but was a lot of work.
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