Sounds like a very valid plan to me,I would keep that painter:thumbup:
I have not. I have seen the products at stores, but never pursued them.I don't want to step on anyone's toes but did you look into lead encapsulants??
It's not a huge area. The attic is like a pentagon, with a 4' kneewall on the sides. The walls are in pretty good shape on the whole, so I'd rather preserve the plaster than try to dispose of it all (from the 3rd floor) and bring drywall up all those narrow flights of stairs. Here's a pic before the wallpaper came off.How big is the area? If you are going to skim coat a large area it might be quicker and less labor intensive (i.e. cheaper) to just use an ecapsulant. The other option is to laminate sheetrock right over the existing wall - especially if the walls are in really bad shape.