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gingerkipps

06:52PM | 07/04/06
Member Since: 07/03/06
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My house is 109 years old. I've been stripping the wallpaper in the dining room down to several layers of paint over plaster. The walls are pretty smooth, just a few little holes from screws, but I don't really like the texture of the paint. I think it's a gloss paint, and it sort of looks the skin of an orange, but where I can see the plaster, it looks perfectly smooth. Someone suggested putting skimcoat on the walls to smoothe it out. Is this appropriate? Is it possible to strip paint from plaster walls?

Thanks.

slavedeath

11:58PM | 07/04/06
Member Since: 07/04/06
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Any type of chemical or mechanical paint stripper is likely to damage or remove the plaster underneath. I would also suggest doing a skimcoat as well.

5slb6

05:35PM | 07/07/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The product you would use to skim coat the walls will stick to a glossy paint and would eventually fall off. I don't think it would be all that practical to remove all the paint and start over. I would just prime the walls with an oil based primer and finish with a latex finish paint and remember a flat finish will show up the texture less than a one with a sheen.
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