Kate Tautges
Kate Tautges
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Asked on Apr 20, 2019

How to remove paint?

Alberta CoulterTedwardLisa


Previous paint job on drywall is too thick and has globs and runs. What is best way to remove it so I can repaint?

4 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 20, 2019

    sand off the globs & runs or use textured roller/paints and just paint over them so you won't see them

  • Lisa
    on Apr 20, 2019


  • Tedward
    on Apr 21, 2019

    This sounds like a man's job. Buy hubby a 3 inch wide floor scraper to start with. Take the worst gobs off with it. Hubby is going to have sore arms from it! It's going to leave holes and scratches that have to filled with a filler after you have gotten rid of the globs. Depending on how bad it is, I would use a drywall filler and trowel the whole wall. Be chinsey with the drywall mud. It's easier to put on a second coat than it is to have to sand off too much. When you think you have it smooth, hold a light bulb close to the wall and it will show all the little divits you've missed. Just use a little putty knife and fill every little hole. Sand and wipe the wall down with a barely damp cloth to remove the dust. Then say," Thanks Hubby". Now paint your wall.

  • Alberta Coulter
    on Apr 21, 2019

    My first thought is to sand the wall to get rid of the drips and runs. Then prime and paint.

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