paint boiling

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Old 09-28-00, 04:21 AM
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i live in a cap cod style house.
the paint seems to be boiling off the walls on the second floor - both interior and exterior walls.
is this a poor ventilation problem?
 
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Old 09-29-00, 08:51 PM
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If the paint is "boiling off" it is a moisture problem. It could be a ventilation problem, but more than likely it's a leak of some sort. Are there water lines in the walls in this area? Is there a roof vent or some other item going through the roof above this area? I would look there first.
 
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Old 10-01-00, 03:56 AM
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Lefty is right. What is happening, is that there is moisture in your walls. The room gets hot, and evaporation takes place. Moisture takes the path of lease resistance, so through the paint it comes. One other thought all though you did not mention it.
Have your walls been sheetrocked in the last couple of years, and did you apply first cote
to the sheetrock before painting. If you did not, that is your problem.
 
 

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