Painting & Decorating Question

Damp proof paint

IVE GOT A LARGE CELLAR AND THE PAINT IS FALLING OFF SOME BITS ARE HARD TO SCRAPE WHATS THE BEST QUICK WAY TO SCRAPE PAINT OFF IVE BEIN USING A DECORATORS SCRAPERS ITS OK FOR MOST PARTS BUT NEED SUMMIT STRONGER TO TAKE OFF HARD PAINT HAVE BEIN ADVISED TO USE A WIRED BRUSH .THE CELLAR IS GOING TO BE USED FOR STORAGE WOULD IT BE OK TO USE DAMP PROOF PAINT AFTER SCRAPING DOES THIS PAINT STOP DAMP WOULD IT ACTUALLY WORK.

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Best Answer

Damp proof paint is ideal for a cellar, but it can be quite thick and slow to apply. Using a hammer and chisel may get some paint off but will probably gouge and damage the walls.
I always use a wide edged wall scaper. B%Q sell them. Basically a 4 inch blade mounted on a long armed scraper. Much thinner than a regular scraper, therefore it gets behind stubborn paint / paper

Answered 19th Jan 2012

Kirkham & Klaus

Member since 19 Jan 2012

yes damp proof paint would be fine to use in a cellar , damp proof paint is used to stop damp coming through to the interior walls . Or try dryzone damp proofing cream . Try a hammer and chisel and chisel the hard bits of paint away .

Answered 16th Jan 2012

l gardner decors

Member since 16 Jan 2012

A Scabbler would have been the easier option also providing me a key for me

Answered 27th Jan 2015

Bowman Building

Member since 14 Nov 2014

or a waterproofing mortar and tank the cellar i found very effective

Answered 19th Jan 2012

weathertechroofing

Member since 5 Jan 2012

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