01:55AM | 04/20/12
Hello All,
Does anyone know a way round this? Matt paint has been used over the top of silk paint, which may have been used over the top of bathroom paint, and the result (unsurprisingly) is a crazed and cracked surface. Is there any kind of undercoat or something that could be put on top of this before repainting? We are trying to avoid scraping all the walls.
Any ideas that don't take hours of work or cost a huge amount would be welcome.
Thanks in advance.


10:31AM | 04/20/12
Member Since: 12/20/10
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You would have to scrape it or skim coat it. We used a knock down finish in both of our bathrooms to take care of how awful the walls looked after pulling off the wallpaper.


10:43AM | 04/22/12
Member Since: 07/22/04
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Maybe that new paint that's supposed to cover nail holes and cracks without doing anything. They were advertizing. I think it was Sherwin Williams.


08:20AM | 04/27/12
Member Since: 04/27/12
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You know, en Europe they have a lot of uneven walls and it is beautiful. I think you could obtain the same type of surface by applying plaster and working it and leaving the marks made by the tool. Then you could paint or not depending on what you want but it sure seems to me like less work than sanding and reworking the old walls. You can also put new sheetrock but that's more expensive than plaster. Good luck.
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05:25AM | 05/10/12
Member Since: 02/14/12
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I don't know what silk paint or bathroom paint is, but you should be able to apply different sheen paints over each other without the result being that it is cracked and crazed. Something must have been done wrong along the way.

If the paint is otherwise secure, not peeling off, flat, etc. going to wall paper might be an option. Or again if what is there is sound, applying a skim coat of drywall compound could work. On the other hand, if it's a real mess, re-dry walling might be the quickest, easiest option.

Can you upload one photo for your bad surface? It may give us good idea. What you think about it?


07:59AM | 11/07/12
Member Since: 11/07/12
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Great page, a bad surface is difficult to paint and I think that the methods that are mentioned here can help well for painting bad surfaces, so thank you guys for letting us know these valuable ways.


05:05AM | 11/08/12
Member Since: 10/17/12
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Nice information!This is great advice and i agree with everything...

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