Sep 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Hello, Can anyone suggest a way to remove many layers of old paint from a decorative ceiling.
I have beautiful original plaster ceilings that are flaking and peeling.
I had started to gently pry off the old paint but quickly realised that it will take the rest of my life to remove it all. Hits and tips and tried and tested prducts reviews most welcome. Thankyou
Re: Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal2
Sep 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Plaster is pretty soft, so you might just be able to sand the whole ceiling. If it was me, though, I would just remove the flakes, sand it smooth around the resultant gaps and then repaint.
Re: Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal3
Sep 14, 2018 9:12 pm
The poultice removers are pretty expensive, but recommended by some. Don't laugh, but renovators have reported success in using a goo made from oatmeal porridge to soften the paints in the cornice! Luck!
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