Years ago, I must have put latex over oil based ceiling paint and parts of the paint just peeled right off - I tried to fix it (I'm blushing) by putting some sandpaint over it - didn't work :-)
Now, ready to repair. Options:
1.Painters (paid ones) say it's never going to look good or even but just paint over it and add some sandpaint to paint and live with it.
2. drywall the ceiling - it's currently plaster and in good shape other than the paint which I ruined.
3. I took a spray bottle of vinegar and water and just sprayed the ceiling lightly and the paint, sandpaint included peels right off - down to the brownish colored plaster. It's tedious but I could continue along this line and then have a smooth ceiling to paint BUT how do I know if I'm removing lead paint with this process? - house was built in 1941
Is there a lead paint test kit I can get and does anyone have any other suggestions?
Thank you so very much! Boy am I learning a lot!
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