Best way to remove textured paint?
March 25, 2010 12:49 PM Subscribe
What are your top tips for removing textured paint from a plastered wall?
posted by different to home & garden (12 answers total)
I *think* the wall is plastered (it's not drywall). It's in very bad shape, and part of it is painted in a sand-textured paint (ie it's like someone dumped a bunch of sand into the paint). Complete replastering/getting a professional in is not really an option at this stage, as we need to move in in a month and have a limited budget. But I really don't want to just paint over a wall that is partly textured, and partly not.
Google can't tell me whether sanding is a good option, or whether we should just go for a paint remover gel. Have you ever removed textured paint? Which method would you recommend?