Problem repairing botched removal of previous finish on bathroom wall
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tagette
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Problem repairing botched removal of previous finish on bathroom wall

by tagette » Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:35 pm

I am trying to identify the finish on the bathroom wall and repair my daughter's well meaning attempts to strip the wall of it.
The house is a 1930's semi.
In the attached photo you can see the finish is pink and highly glossy.
Paper is part of it so it is perhaps wall paper that has had a gloss finish.
It was difficult to get off and when it does, chips off to reveal bare plaster beneath. Unfortunately before we could stop her she had removed a considerable amount on one wall and a few large patches elsewhere.
My problem is do I
a) skim the plaster with something else to get a level surface, seal it,
sand the glossy surface to give a key, then decorate over with a suitable bathroom paint.
b) do I seal the plaster with masonry paint, apply something to level it up, sand the glossy surface, then paint over it with a bathroom paint
c) remove the hard surface layer altogether and do a or c. If so, how?
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Re: Problem repairing botched removal of previous finish on bathroom wall

by stoneyboy » Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:14 pm

Hi tagette,
It looks like the original finish was plaster with a blue oil based paint applied to it. Strip the paper back to the blue finish, fill unfinished areas, then sand and paint. Don't forget to prime any new plaster.
Regards S

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