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?
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.