04:34AM | 04/07/03
Member Since: 04/06/03
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Need help!!! Mom and I want to re-paint her new condo (20 yrs. old). However, the ceiling in the master bed & bath appears to have once had something sticky on it, that was painted over when the condo was last painted in 1992; since then the paint has peeled wherever the sticky-stuff was. Does anyone have any idea what I could do to prep these areas for re-painting so that the paint will not peel again? THANKS!!!


03:54PM | 04/08/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Hard to say without knowing what the "adhesive" was.

Maybe it was some of that gummy stuff teens use to put posters on walls and ceilings.

I always wash down any walls and ceolings with a TSP solution first and then rinse. If that doesn't get it, try a rubbing alchohol or acetone to rubb it off.


05:08PM | 04/10/03
Member Since: 04/09/03
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I totally agree with you Piffin! Always wash down all the walls with TSP befor painting! its not expensive and it works!
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