10:11AM | 01/29/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
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My new home has multiple areas of peeling paint. We have been scraping, and sanding but seem to get nowhere fast. We do not want to have to redo the entire area. Basically, what is the best method to remove paint. I hear, scrape and sand but can I get more detail, such as type of sandpaper, type of sander perhaps, what type of scraper, if there is an easier method, etc. ?

There are millions of nail pops that I have hammered in and then screwed in drywall screws then finally spakled over. Looks like it should be OK, but I am afraid of visible lines all over the place with the final paint application, any hints? I have use a light sanding and sponge so far with multiple coats.


04:49AM | 01/30/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
tvan33, your first paragraph sounded as if you were talking about the outside of your house. The second paragraph sounds like you are talking about drywall. I think you'll get some good advice here, but it will help if you give more detail - On what type surface is the paint peeling and how old is it? (I know you said "new" house, but is it actually a new house or is it an old one that you recently bought and moved into?)

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited January 30, 2001).]

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