Removing oil base paint from drywall.

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Anonymous Staff asked 2 years ago

I need to remove oil base paint from drywall. Some areas just peel off, others seem to tear off the top layer of drywall. How do I get it all off?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

Why are you removing all of the oil base paint? Concentrate on the loose areas. If the paint is fully adhered to the wall there isn't a need to remove it. Any remaining paint can be primed over.

Large loose areas can be removed with a stiff 6 inch taping knife. You might have to use a stiff putty knife to get things going.

Damaged areas can be repaired after priming with a good oil base primer, like Kilz.

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