04:13AM | 07/24/05
Member Since: 07/22/05
2 lifetime posts
I had my kitchen painted professionally about a year and a half ago ... I had done a lot of the preparation to remove layers of old wall paper but I did not sand the walls thinking that the painter would do this but perhaps he didn't because unfortunately as I started sanding the walls today it has become clear that the latex paint has not adhered to the old paint at all --it peels off as if sunburnt skin (and there was no priming). I have now tested this on several walls and it happens on each wall. Should I try and remove all the latex paint and if so, how should I do this? Would something like Dif work? Should I score the walls as if I am removing wall paper? This is a big pain but I want to get this right this time even if it takes a bit longer to do.


03:33AM | 08/01/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
It sounds like you have the classic case of latex over oil based paint.

In order for the peeling to stop you need to get off all of the latex, which can be difficult at best as some of the paint will come off easy and some will stick like glue. You can try hot water and a scraper to remove it and I am not sure if the DIF will help but heck give it a try.

Once you get the latex off you will need to prime the entire surface with an oil based primer/undercoater and then topcoat with your latex paint.


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