Help removing bad paint job

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Old 02-08-05, 11:07 AM
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Help removing bad paint job

My wife decided to paint the dining room, but applied latex paint WAY to thick with a roller. Several runs, dark patches, etc. 48 hours later the heaviest areas are still gooey. I would like to remove this paint and start again. The finish is course, almost like plaster, so sanding may be out of the question. I'm concerned about using solvents and having the new coats of paint adhere. Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Old 02-09-05, 05:19 AM
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Take a putty knife or scraper to the real heavy spots, then break out the sander, I'd use an electric orbital sander, but you're going to have a mess to deal with. Probably would have been cheaper to just hire a painter to start with.
 
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Old 02-09-05, 07:17 AM
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and other was it to scrap of the excess and used drywall compound to fill in the space then sand smooth
 
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Old 02-09-05, 07:20 PM
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you can try this also...

Go get that hair dryer from under the sink and try heating up the spots that have the most excessive paint.
it should bubble or seperate from old layer then use a thin drywall knife and try and peel it off...

I have done this before and it worked after you peel an area of you may wanna try spraying a lil warm soapy water to that area heat it again and go from there........


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