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Gloss paint on plaster walls

What is the best way to remove gloss satinwood paint from plaster board walls and Ceiling?

4 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

Sanding will remove the gloss from the walls and provide a "tooth" for new paint to adhere to the old. ...
Use a medium grit sandpaper (about 150). ...
Wash the walls with a TSP (trisodium phosphate) and water to remove all the sanding dust, and let the wall dry.


Answered 26th Mar 2020

You can use a wide blade putty knife hold it at a low angle and heat gun and scraping sections at a time until you have removed it


Answered 27th Mar 2020

Personally, I would blue grit, then re-skim


Answered 27th Mar 2020

You can rub it down with sandpaper to take the sheen off then apply an oil based undercoat over it. This will then allow you to emulsion over the top


Answered 27th Mar 2020

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