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Kali

03:00PM | 08/30/02
Member Since: 08/29/02
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I am preparing to prime the livingroom. I'm filling the holes & have found an area that the paint is peeling off in large strips with my putty knife. I don't want to strip the whole wall & allready have an area appx. 1 sq.ft to fill.

Any suggestions on what to do in this situation. This is in a rental apt. & I don't have alot of time to work on it. My goal was to prime it & they were going to paint the finish coat.

thks,
Kali

5slb6

02:08AM | 09/02/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It sounds as if there was either wallpaper painted over or latex over oil based paint and that could cause this problem. I would get a reasonable amount of the loose paint off and sand the edges and if you want to make it less noticable you can spackle the the edges. Then spot prime this area with an oil based primer and that will help hold it down, but there is no way to know if will not do this again. Hope this helps.

Kali

04:14AM | 09/03/02
Member Since: 08/29/02
4 lifetime posts
The paint I'm peeling off is like 2-3 layers & it leaves a noticeable hole. Wouldn't I have to put some polyfilla in the area or something to make it look level?

5slb6

01:38AM | 09/06/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes you can fill the entire area if it is that deep but I would use drywall mud for that large of an area as it easier to use than spackle on large areas.
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