Interior Walls

Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

I have a 1950’s house with at least six layers of paint on textured walls that looks chunky and is peeling off. How do I strip it so it doesn’t look chunky and the paint sticks?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 6 years ago

This won't be easy work but here's some ideas;

1- Remove the loose paint using a stiff putty knife, 5-way tool or wire brush. The exact tool to use depends on the surface texture. It will be impossible to remove all paint so just do the best you can.

2- Prime the wall to seal up the areas where loose paint was removed.

These 2 points will get the walls ready for new paint, but there will be areas where the look isn't good. The only way to get a new wall look is to either hang new drywall (expensive) or skim the wall with drywall mud and retexture.

MagicDave Staff answered 6 years ago

As Karl advised… skim finish the surfaces using drywall mud… using a wide trowel… it takes time but will get everything "evenly finished"… then it will require a coat of primer… use Kilz (interior/exterior) oil primer…

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