If you want your walls looking perfect, then it’s ideal to do a repaint every five years. Repainting your walls is not as easy as you think it may be. It may require you to remove the old paint first before applying a new one.
There are several ways to remove old paint, but one of the easiest ways to do it is through chemical paint and varnish removers. This remover can be applied either by using a brush, spray bottle, or aerosol. Using aerosols to apply paint remover is much faster than using spray bottles or brushes. This however, is more ideal for smaller paint removing jobs and detail work wherein using a brush may be difficult.
How do chemical paint and varnish removers work? This particular product, when applied to a painted surface, softens the paint. Thus, making the paint easier to remove. You can then easily scrape it off or you can try washing the paint off with water, whatever method would be more convenient for you.
Using an aerosol, you simply spray the product on the painted surface. Leave it for around 20-30 minutes. Make sure to check the label for the specific time, since it may vary from product to product. Through the aerosol, spraying would give the chemical paint remover a foamy texture, leaving a product thick enough to adhere to the paint and soften it in several minutes. You can test if the paint is already soft enough to remove, by scraping it with a chemical-resistant(this is important!) scraper. Do this in a circular motion just to see if it is loose enough to scrape. If it is, then you are ready to remove the paint!
For safety measures, make sure to wear chemical-resistant gloves and keep the area well-ventilated. After scraping it off, there may be a couple of painted spots left. Try scraping them off with a rough material like a steel wool or a scouring pad. If it still won’t work, just apply another layer of the chemical paint remover on those spots and try scraping again.
Now you’re ready to apply new paint on the surface! Make sure to sand the surface first for a cleaner finish.