Step 1 – Prep Your Wall or Surface
Before proceeding to remove gloss paint from any of your home’s walls or surfaces, you’ll need to seal off the surrounding area. To do this, place painter’s tape around the edges of the wall or surface you’re working with. This will help prevent your paint stripper from getting onto a wall or surface you don’t wish to repaint.
Step 2 – Perform Your Initial Scraping
Having properly placed your painter’s tape, you are ready to
When performing this step, it is strongly recommended that you wear a paper mask to make sure you don’t inhale any paint scrapings. Additionally, you should don a pair of safety goggles, as these will protect your eyes from airborne paint chips.
Step 3 – Strip the Paint
Now that you’ve given your wall or surface a vigorous scraping, it’s time to begin the gloss
After taking the proper precautionary measures, use a paintbrush to apply your stripper to the freshly scraped area in smooth, even strokes. If you feel yourself becoming overpowered by the fumes at any point, take a break outdoors. Once the paint stripper has been applied to the entire area, allow it to sit for the amount of time specified on the product’s packaging. Although the amount of drying time varies between brands, you can typically expect to wait about 20 minutes.
Step 4 – Perform Your Final Scraping
Once your paint stripper has been given ample time to dry, you will be ready to carry out the final step. Using your paint scraper or putty knife, scrape off the remaining gloss paint, again making sure to wear protective gear. If there is any remaining paint at the end of this process, repeat steps 3 and 4 until the entire area is completely paint-free.