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lkheisler86 11-10-2011 07:26 AM

stripping paint from column capitals
 
I have two columns in my living room and I would like to strip the paint off of the capitals to help show the detail. The capitals are plaster and I am wondering what the best approach would be, because I do not want to damage any of the plaster. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best method.

Thanks,
Lawrence

Brushjockey 11-10-2011 10:20 AM

Check into a product called peel away. It goes on thick, you cover it overnight and then just "peel away" the whole thing. Kinda spendy, but is cleaner to work with .

chrisn 11-10-2011 05:18 PM

Will that work on plaster??

Brushjockey 11-10-2011 05:25 PM

I don't have much experience with it- but i don't know why not. it's not like the plaster will dissolve like the paint will.
I would definitely go to a good paint store that carries it and ask- maybe Google some more info- but if i had this issue i would look into it.

housepaintingny 11-10-2011 06:36 PM

I would use Peel Away smart strip, the smart strip is not caustic and does not need to be neutalized. I just used about 150 gallons of it in the past couple of weeks. The smart strip will not damage the plaster. Peel Away has a few products to choose from, but the Smart Strip is the safest and has the least amount of fumes, so it is good for indoor use. Apply it heavy and give it time to work. You may need two applications, but it will work.

Brushjockey 11-10-2011 07:05 PM

There you go. :thumbup:

chrisn 11-11-2011 04:20 AM

Live and learn:yes:

lkheisler86 11-11-2011 06:31 AM

Thanks for the help I will use the smart strip peel away stuff


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