Best technique and tools for stripping paint off wall
December 26, 2008 2:18 PM Subscribe
Best technique and tools for stripping paint off wall?
posted by eeyore to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This has got to be the messiest, least rewarding, DIY ever. Unfortunately I'm already a few hours into it. The paint had to come off because it is peeling and I want to wallpaper. I tried dry scraping but it didn't work. There are 2 coats of paint.
- What do you do when the scraper is full? Have tried scraping against edge of a cardboard box. Paint goo falls on both sides of edge and on to floor. Have tried wiping with rag. Rag gets full fast.
- What sort of scraper works best? The plastic kind they sell for this doesn't seem very sharp but works the best in areas where the paint comes off with little effort. I also have a sharp wide flat silver scraper that gets more off per stroke in tougher areas, but it doesn't have a well to hold the residue like the plastic one and it is nicking the plaster.
Home site articles I've found just tell you what stripper to buy, not how to do the job efficiently.