Stripping flaking emulsion

Geoff F
8 May, 2019

My partner erroneously painted over ‘wet’ plaster, and unsurprisingly the paint is now flaking off. I’m having a terrible job fully scraping/sanding back all the flaking paint. When I do so, as soon as I then paint over the exposed spots with thinned paint, yet more of the original, surrounding and poorly bonded paint flakes up!

I read online about the possibility of using a wallpaper stripper, or a warm iron to help lift off poorly bonded paint - but it’s not so poorly bonded that it comes off with a scrapper, blade, or sander.

Any advice on how to stop the paint repeatedly flaking off further back than I’ve managed to scrape before?!


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