Cleaning up paint & undercoat from plaster

Old 05-08-07, 01:50 AM
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Cleaning up paint & undercoat from plaster

Hi there
We've just moved into a new house & decorate baby's (who is due in a few mths) room. After removing the wallpaper & cleaning the walls that are plaster, we put on an undercoat (water based) & went on to paint. We suddenly found that the paint together with the undercoat was peeling off while removing the masking tape. We now realise we should have used an oil based undercoat. Anyway we've decided to do it all over again but can't find an easy way to get off the paint & undercoat. In some areas we are able to peel it off with ease but there is a long way to go. Anyone got any easier solutions? Using a scraper is not working too well either & we don't want to damage the plaster. Please help we want to get the room before bub arrives!
Old 05-08-07, 05:08 AM
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Welcome to the forums Cher

Is this a brand new home? Is it plaster or drywall? Were the walls previously painted? Is it peeling everywhere or just next to where you taped?

Normally you shouldn't have needed an oil base primer. Unless the paint cleanly sands or scrapes off you will have to do some repairs to make the painted and unpainted areas blend.

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