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VICTORIAN CORNICING RESTORATION


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#1 granville

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 03:31 PM

Hi,
We have a Victorian house with high ceilings and the original plaster Victorian cornicing. Over the years it has been painted numerous times (not by us) and all the detail has been filled in. I would love to restore it but don't know what the best way to do this is, I don't really want to go slapping Nitromorse all over Victorian plaster and have had no luck finding tips to do this on the web, has anybody had any experience of this and provide any tips?? I can imagine it will be a very painstaking task but believe the outcome will be well worth it!!

Many thanks,
Mike

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:16 PM

im new here and dont know very much, but i read somone else ask the exact same question in Ideal Homes magazine, and they suggested a specialist product called "Peel Away" which aparently you paint on, apply some sort of strip, then peel the strip of with the many layers of paint. (sounds a bit like waxing!) i havent seen it in shops, they did say it was a specialist product, so no idea where you get it or how good it is sorry!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hi Mike,

The 'peelaway' system mentioned is probably the best on the market at this time. You can find a local supplier if you contact the main company on www.peelaway.co.uk
1no layer applied with either a brush or small tool etc can eat through upto 30+ coats of paint, shellac etc. 1kg can also cover about 1mt2 too. Depending on the amount of layers of paint to be removed will depend on the thickness and the time left on the section - try a sample area first.
As with all chemicals I would suggest heavily you wear full PPE etc and work safe - but it is a very good material to use as I have used it on many restoration plaster projects around the UK.
They will suggest to use a 'blanket' to support the 'peelaway' but this isnt really necessary.
Becareful on the stripping/removal of the material as you dont want to damage the plaster under the paint - this maybe 'soft' due the original materials used and the time it has been covered/sealed. This can be repaired but can be expensive too?
I am also new to this forum and if I can be of any further assistance on this or any other plaster problem please do not to hesitate in contacting me via www.kllangton.co.uk

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

@ kilangton - Good advice and likely to be of help to others with a similar problem. But take note of the dates on postings. The one you're responding to is seven years old.

Don't worry, we've all done it. ;)

#5 kllangton

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for that.. still feeling my way round. :wacko:
Can you suggest how I get to the 'pending questions' too help??

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

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