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swillsy

03:36PM | 12/05/04
Member Since: 12/04/04
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I have several spots in my living room where the paint is cracked and peeling from the crack outwards. My guess is the previous owner did it on the cheap and did not prep very well. Am I looking at cutting out the spots and using spackle or joint compound and re-doing the wall. I have painted it and did the primer coats and all that, but it appears this is right down to the base of the wallboard underneath the coat of paint put on by said previous owner. Looks like he never primed when he did his work.

Thanks, and sorry for being so long winded and confusing

carl21l

08:37PM | 12/05/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
171 lifetime posts
if the cracks are in the paint only, sand the area, level with spackle and prime then paint. if the crack is in the drywall compound, you will need to either sand down or remove down to the drywall paper. use mesh tape over the break in the drywall that was causing the surface crack and then use drywall compound to bring the surface to the same level as the surrounding surface. this may require several coats of mud to get the surface level. after sanding, prime with a drywall primer and paint

JMHO

Carl
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