Removing Most Stubborn Textured Paint for Fresher Interior Walls
The first step in removing textured paint from interior walls is to cover the floor and any furniture or appliances that may be near the walls with drop cloths, plastic, and painter’s tape. Doing so will protect from any mess that may occur during the process.
Next, use a gel type paint stripper to apply onto the textured paint. Be sure to follow the directions on the package before use and also consider wearing a dust mask or face covering if the product has a strong odor. Let the paint stripper penetrate for the required amount of time as suggested on the label.
After the stripper has had time to penetrate, use a paint scrapper to begin removing the textured paint. Start at the top of the wall and work your way down. Make sure to apply the right amount of pressure when using the scrapper and take your time.
When the painted has been scraped away, use a fine-grit sandpaper designed for the type of wall that you are working on. Again, sand the entire area until the walls are smooth. If chunks of paint were left behind, use the sandpaper to remove these as well.
Finally, inspect the walls for any damage. Use putty, drywall mud, or any other filler to repair areas where gouges or dents may have been caused.
Removing textured paint from interior walls can be a time-consuming job, however, with the right techniques and supplies, it can be completed in a few hours. Just make sure that you protect any furniture and appliances in the vicinity and make sure to repair any damage done with the process. After that, you’ll be ready to apply a fresh coat of paint or stain on your smooth, textured-free interior walls.