I'm hoping someone knows what appears to be some kind of paper backing under ceiling texture is. Some areas are just peeling right off. Mainly around cracks. Other areas are very difficult and it almost seems like some kind of old adhesive.
I'm not sure what all the layers on top of the plaster are. I thought it was just some old textured paint that was peeling off of the plaster. But there seems to be some type of paper backing under it that was adhered to the plaster. The house was built in 1921 and from what I can tell this is the only room where the ceiling is like this. Ideally I'd like to scrape it all away to the plaster. There are a lot of areas peeling.
Any ideas on how to get the areas that don't want to come loose off?