striping paint off plaster surfaces

Old 10-15-03, 05:27 AM
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striping paint off plaster surfaces

i'm looking to strip paint off a plaster ceiling. the paint on the ceiling is cracking and peeling. i'd like to start from square one. is there a prefered method of striping that paint off to the plaster surface? thanks

Old 10-15-03, 08:04 AM
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Scraping or stripping or sanding would be the ways to go to get it to the original surface. I prefer to scrape because I don't like to have stripper dripping from overhead.

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Old 10-16-03, 05:08 AM
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Stripping the paint completly from the ceiling is not gonna be easy...Dont forget that Gypsum plaster is pourous and would have soaked up the first coat..
I f I were you..I would rub it down as flat as possible..Give it a coat of 123..Fill where needed..Rub down,prime filler and decorate with 2 coats of your finsh paint..

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