Dan S

03:35PM | 02/05/02
Member Since: 12/28/01
4 lifetime posts
Hello, I have plaster walls in my townhouse and wanted to get an answer on the best way to begin painting. I can't possibly sand all the walls. So will I do okay with priming the walls and applying 2 coats of paint over the walls?

The paint in my bathroom, which also has plaster walls, has been cracking. What do you suggest I do 1) Prime and paint over it 2) sand downs the chips and cracking and then prime and paint?




01:28AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
Not sure why you need to sand the walls? Far as the cracks go, I'm picturing you have long thin cracks, you can't just paint/prime over them if you want to hide them, they won't go away. Best way to fix is tape and mud the cracks, then prime and paint them, they shouldn't come back after that.

Dan S

03:26PM | 04/02/02
Member Since: 12/28/01
4 lifetime posts
Thank you. It is not so much long crack as it is chips, sorry, should have expained better. That is why I thought lightly sanding would be better. Besides, the bathroom is not that big. Also, being that I have plaster walls, would you recommend plaster skimming the walls??

Now there are some incidents of big chunks of paint cracking and coming off the plast in the rec room and hallway of my place. Fortunately, my bedroom paint is holding up well, although I am going to paint it anyway (fiance's wishes). What should I do about the areas of paint that are chipping off in big pieces??

PS - Those big areas where paint is coming off are close to radiators, if that can help in giving me a good suggestion. Thanks.



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