How to Paint over previous chipped paint?


Old 05-08-05, 08:56 AM
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How to Paint over previous chipped paint?

I am trying to paint my hallway, I have stripped off woodchip wallpaper and now the walls are left with previous paint still on, the problem is if I paint over it, the previous paint shows through the new paint in patches where some of it came off and some of it stayed on, how on earth do I get the walls looking smooth so the new paint looks smooth? I have tried putting on a base paint first but you can still the previous chipped paint underneath. Please help!
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Old 05-08-05, 09:07 AM
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you can try using a random orbital palm sander to "feather" the edges of the chips. If it's a latex that's soft it may just heat up and tear the edges. In which case skim the surface with sheet rock mud or spackle (quicker drying), let dry and then use sander. Then prime spots a couple of times to get an even sheen after painting (otherwise you'll be able to see spots where paint soaked into patch).
Old 05-08-05, 09:41 AM
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Thank you

Thank you, I'll give that a try.
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