10:01AM | 12/17/07
Member Since: 12/16/07
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older house 1955. wife painted LR before I could get all the walls sanded.walls were flat white. used

ace matte flat enamel two walls held up

other two peeling like a boiled egg shell and is several layers thick. not the paint I used color was yellow paint

chips have a white back. thought it might be moisture but walls are interior. short of sanding everything down to some layer any ideas what happened or how to proceede.any suggestions appreciated.


05:56AM | 12/17/08
Member Since: 12/16/08
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sometimes there is calcimine paint that has a dusty film (this wont hold paint)other times the paint is oil-based

and latex wont stick. if calcimine, wash with vinegar then prime using an interior oil udercoat primer after the walls have thoroughly dried. sanding would have been a good option also especially if you suspect the paint to be oil based. if at this point, the walls are in terrible shape( part of the paint comes off an part stays on,) either strip the paint with a heat gun, or (sand , prime w/interior oil primer, then crackfil ....etc


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