The Way to Take Acrylic and Latex Paint Away Walls

Many homeowners just apply a fresh coat of paint over an old one. This is fine if the wall does not have a great deal of paint on it and in the event the old coating of paint is in good shape. When it’s peeling or bubbling, nevertheless, the new coat of paint won’t stay on the wall for very long. If this is the case, you should work to remove the paint. It is possible to use exactly the exact same procedure for acrylic paint as you would like latex paint onto the walls.

Manual Method

Brush the walls with a wire brush to remove paint that’s starting to loosen from the walls.

Lay a drop cloth on the floor to grab the paint because it drops from the walls.

Scrape the walls to remove all of the chipped or peeling paint. Use a sharp paint scraper to yield the best outcomes. Remove difficult segments with an oscillating tool and scraping accessory.

Sand the walls with medium-grit to fine-grit sandpaper to remove the rest of the paint. Alternately, use an oscillating tool with a sanding attachment, which is particularly helpful for corners and edges. Work in a vertical direction until each of the paint is gone.

Clean up the area with a shop vacuum that may handle small particles.

Chemical Method

Lay a drop cloth to protect the floor from the paint stripper.

Dip a paintbrush unto a can of paint stripping gel. Use gel rather than liquid stripper since they won’t drip on the floor. Pick a stripper that will work for acrylic or latex paint.

Cover the entire wall with a coating of the gel. Let it sit according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Scrape the paint off with a paint scraper or a oscillating tool with scraping accessory and dispose of it.

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