Re-painting Bathroom Walls

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Old 12-27-02, 02:27 PM
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Re-painting Bathroom Walls

H-E-L-P! This bathroom (with shower) has walls with peeling/checked paint. Originally the walls were wallpapered--and no sizing was used! After much scrubbing all the glue was believed to be removed. Next, an alcohol based primer was applied to the walls, after which a good latex paint was applied. But after a couple of months, the paint is peeling and cracking. What do I need to do to correct this? A listing of the steps I need to follow in order to remove the old paint, the preparation I need to follow to get the walls ready for new paint and the kind and type of primer and finish coat I need to complete the job would be greatly appreciated. Herb















 
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Old 12-29-02, 06:13 PM
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You need to locate and solve the moisture problem, before re-painting will be worthwhile.
 
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Thanks, chfite, for the response. But this bathroom has no exterior walls and there is no moisture problem. From what I have learned, the wallpaper glue is impregnated in the drywall paper and this is what is causing the peeling/alligatored effect. My question: what primer/sealer paint product will seal this off and should this be an oil-based primer/sealer? Par
 
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Zinser makes a sealer primer that will seal in sunlight. Well, maybe not sunlight, but it will seal the wall to all moisture transpiration.
 
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Thanks again, chfite. That's what I'm looking for. And I just LOVE Zinsser products! Any idea what the name of this sealer (the one you recommended) is? Is is Guardz? Or Peel Stop 123? Or Draw Tite? Your friendly DIYer wants to know. Par

 
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I would have to take a look at the can label.
 
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Thanks, chfite. I'll take it from here. Par
 
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