DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

removing textured paint

1057 Views 1 Reply 2 Participants Last post by  Brushjockey
Hi, Just new to here. I have tried to take off the textured wall paint different ways... sanding is a mess, so I saw on a site that I could just spray it with water...

I did do that and within minutes it scraped off.. I was left with the old white ceiling I had before. Now someone is telling me that I am going to take the wallboard off... it doesn't look like that to me, it is a smooth white paint finish underneath. Doesn't wallboard look brownish if you scraped the top off>

Please anyone have any ideas, before I do more? Thanks:(
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
It sounds like your doing fine. You will need to lightly sand whatever is left and prime with something to grip into what might be a dusty residue.
It also would be normal to ahve to do a bit of skim coating to get it smooth again- but if you prime with a primer/sealer and look at it with a light you will know.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.