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drginger

07:48PM | 06/23/08
Member Since: 06/22/08
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I bought a building for use as a veterinary hospital. Unfortunately the prior owners painted latex over enamel thru out the entire place. It peels off, flakes and sticks to everything. Someone suggested a special base coat but regardless of what I put on if the coat underneath doesn't stick I can see the new paint peeling the minute it's hit or scratched. Wallpaper is not an option. Anyone have any ideas?

5slb6

02:44AM | 06/24/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would go and a scrape and sand to remove as much of the latex as possible down to the enamel. Then you need to prime with an alkyd/oil based undercoater but not a quick dry type (sometimes called stain killers)as they dry to brittle and will compound your problem. The finish paint can be either acrylic or oil based but oil is not avaiable everywhere and it will be gone from what I hear next year anyway so you may be safer with a premium acrylic enamel product. The Pro Claasic semi gloss from Sherwin Williams would be a good choice. This is not a 100% sure thing as some peeling may still occur but it is very good way to go.

Hope this helps out.

drginger

08:22PM | 06/24/08
Member Since: 06/22/08
2 lifetime posts
Is there an easier way to rep the walls? We're talking a huge building and ALL the walls, doors, etc. Also what would be the most durable and washable paint? They will be washed alot as well as bumped, scratched by dogs, etc.

5slb6

02:42AM | 06/25/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
No you can't cut back on the prep work as that is a very important part of the job.

As far as the finish paint you could go with an acrylic waterborne epoxy in a semi-gloss or gloss finish. The Sherwin Williams company has one that is good. You do have to remember that the latex that is not removed now may let go at a later date and take everything on top of it with it.
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