I have a 1920s house with plaster walls. It was wallpapered at one point (no idea when) and has accrued maybe 2 or 3 coats of paint since. I'm planning to take the paper down because I can't stand it looking like a painted cardboard box. I have the scoring tool, the purpose-made glue solvent, a pump pressure sprayer, and a little blade. Lead test came back negative using a sample that I cut down the plaster.
- What should I expect peeling the paper off the wall? Will I possibly rip off chunks of plaster?
- Once the paper is off, I expect I need to sand the walls to get it smooth, but what grit?
- Once plaster is exposed, do I mix up a little repair batch of plaster or general patching plaster to skim over any sunken spots or patch any cracks?