07:00AM | 04/02/08
Member Since: 04/01/08
1 lifetime posts
I am removing wallpaper from plaster walls in my 150+ year old house. The wallpaper is coming off pretty easily in most areas. Here is my problem. In some areas, it is peeling off paint. Should I peel the paint in the areas where it is coming off? I don't want to remove it in the whole room. It is a large kitchen. When I go to paint the walls should I sand around where the paint is peeling off? It looks like the under layer of paint is oil based and then they painted water based paint on top of it. What should I do?


02:08AM | 04/03/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would scrape off what is loose and hopefully it will be the entire room. Then you can sand the edges to feather them out, and then prime the entire room with an oil based primer to help lock down what is left. The finish paint then should be a acrylic latex in satin finish to make it easier to clean but bear in mind the more sheen to paint has the more the defects in walls will show up.

Hope this helps out.


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