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  1. baht'at

    baht'at Professional Tiler

    Has any one a quick and clean method for removing emulsion from walls as have a feature wall to do in a newly painted and furnished room.
  2. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Either a wall scraper or electric sander (with extraction) with a very low grit sheet. I have the same thing to do at the weekend for a kitchen splashback.

    What tiles are going up and is it plaster beneath the paint? Cuz if weight is going to be a issue it will be easier to just board it out.
  3. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    North East England
    If it's new emulsion - steam wallpaper stripper.
  4. baht'at

    baht'at Professional Tiler

    Thanks for the responses.
    It is a through dining kitchen -lounge, so wouldn't be easy to contain the dust even with an extractor on would fancy having to either repaint or pay for the ceiling to be redone due to steam condensing on it.
    In the back of my mind I think I was once told by an old timer by covering the paint with a thin coat of tubed adhesive and left for a while it softens the emulsion and just scrape off( just the floor to protect).
    Just wondered if any one new of or had tried it.
  5. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    North East England
    Is it paint or emulsion?
  6. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    You can sponge it down and use a blades scrapper or get a full shroud with bristles and a floor scabbler and a good hoover it does get most of the dust
  7. baht'at

    baht'at Professional Tiler

    Assuming its emulsion
  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    It's easy to remove emulsion, wet sponge wet it up, wipe it over a few times then get a blade scraper from screw fix and it will come off easy peasy
  9. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Cleanest easiest way I know if is to get a tub of dirt-cheap rubbish ready mixed adhesive and spread it all over approx 1mm thick.
    Leave it 20 mins and then scrape it off.
    It keeps all the paint contained so no dust and an easy(ish) clean-up.
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  11. baht'at

    baht'at Professional Tiler

    Thanks Impish this old mind isn't as fuddled as I thought
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