Interior Walls


I have a 1950’s house with at least six layers of paint on textured walls that looks chunky and is peeling off. How do I strip it so it doesn’t look chunky and the paint sticks?

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  1. This won't be easy work but here's some ideas;

    1- Remove the loose paint using a stiff putty knife, 5-way tool or wire brush. The exact tool to use depends on the surface texture. It will be impossible to remove all paint so just do the best you can.

    2- Prime the wall to seal up the areas where loose paint was removed.

    These 2 points will get the walls ready for new paint, but there will be areas where the look isn't good. The only way to get a new wall look is to either hang new drywall (expensive) or skim the wall with drywall mud and retexture.

  2. As Karl advised… skim finish the surfaces using drywall mud… using a wide trowel… it takes time but will get everything "evenly finished"… then it will require a coat of primer… use Kilz (interior/exterior) oil primer…

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