removing paint from plasterwork


Postby budasbeli » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:33 am

how do I remove paint (easily) from a plaster ceiling rose please?
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Postby pablo2 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:54 pm

Hi there

I not sure you can , chemical strippers will be an easy option but will be absorbed into the plaster . I assume this is a large ornate moulding that has lost some of its detail by heavy emulsions ? try a steam stripper and carfully scrapping away with a piece of softwood .

Maybe some else can suggest something better. ?
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Postby budasbeli » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:44 pm

Hi

Thanks for that. Yes, a steamer did help - it still didn't come away in those big, satisfying chunks like wallpaper does, but it certainly softened the paint it and reduced the risk of chipping the plasterwork.

thanks again.
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