05:03AM | 07/04/07
Member Since: 07/03/07
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My painter sealed some holes up after recessed lights were put in. Now one of the holes is peeling and there is a brown ring around it.How do I fix that.


06:13AM | 07/04/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
That is an indication that moisture is coming through.

Now if there was a existing stain a stain blocking primer should have been used.

And several of latex primers that I am familar with can be painted over in 1 hour. But if you are using it for stain blocking then you need to wait 3 hours.

But the shellac versions are better.

But if this is a new stain then then it might have been painted before the patch was completely dry.

Or you might have a new moisture problem.


07:08AM | 07/04/07
Member Since: 07/03/07
3 lifetime posts
Thank you for your answer. It is a new stain. I think the painter didn't let it dry enough before painting. I bought oil base primer to go over the stain. But before I do that I noticed the spot is peeling. How do I fix the peeling since it was just plastered?


07:40AM | 07/04/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Scrap and use a spong sanding block and get all of the loose off.

If what is left is solid then you can skip this step.

Then prime the area to lock in anything that is questionable.

If the damaged area is just a couple of dime to quarter size spots and they aren't too deep you can use vinyl spackle. After it has dried then sand smooth and prime.

If you have more damage then use Light Weight drywall compound.

Coer the area and after dry sand it.

Depending on how well you did you might want to do a second coat.

When using DW compound a thin coat is better. Much less sanding and dust. You can always put on a second coat.

The idea is to get it smooth and "spread out" so that it is not a hump.

And work at sanding the edge where it meets the old surface. You want it to feather out.

Then prime.
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