Chipping paint - another questions

Old 03-23-05, 07:54 PM
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Chipping paint - another questions

I am having a similar problem as another recent post. I am having small bubbling on a more recent paint job that was done before I moved in. It is happening on molding. If I read correctly, the recommendation is ;
-Chip away loose paint
-Sand down the old surface, smooth out the crack areas with a hand sander
-prep and paint.

Home Depot recommended "gripper" as a primer then paint as normal. Does it matter if I use latex or Oil?

All sound about right?
Old 03-24-05, 05:22 AM
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If there is an existing adhesion problem, I would prep as you said, and use an oil or alkyd primer to aid adhesion. Then top coat with a latex trim paint.
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Sounds like the woodwork was repainted with latex over oil base or at least an oily or greasy surface. Since it has already been coated with latex I would continue to use latex but your prep work is very important. Try to remove all loose paint then sand good.

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