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    Hi everyone, I wanted to paint over suede effects paint and was ready to sandpaper.
    I found that the paint was peeling away as it appears the wall wasn't sealed properly in the first place. I have scraped as much off as I can, but there are stubborn bits. I want to seal with the correct sealer.

    My question is: Should I persist and get ALL the paint off the wall, refill the gouges, and sand? Or can I get off as much as is possible and then sand lightly and seal?
    Will the paint that stays on, come off at a later time?

    I am happy to scrape it all off, but don't want to waste time this close to xmas.

    Please help!!

    Deb

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    Decorating is all about the preperation..get rid of it all (previous crap) and fil,l sand, sand a bit more puty a sealer coat on check with a large light for blemishes and sand again, then finish coats

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    Thanks for the advice "Jago". I thought as much. I didn't really want to do it again!!
    Stripping paint is quite therapeutic when you have an office job.

    Merry Christmas.

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