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08:48PM | 11/07/04
Member Since: 11/07/04
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The walls in some rooms of my 1930's lath & plaster house have began to chip and peel away chunks of plaster and paint. I believe at one point someone tried to repair the hairline cracks that appear in lath and plaster construction by taping the cracks and applying a skim coat. I don't know what is causing the separation of the paint, and in some cases a thin layer of plaster, but I was told whom ever applied the skim coat failed to mix it with an adhesive?

At this point I'm looking for options on removing several layers of paint, without harming the original plaster so that I can repair the chipped plaster and them repaint again smooth. I've tried chipping it off with putty knife and wet paint remover, neither were very good. Anyone tried the "Silent Paint Remover" on the web which works with electricity?

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