painting over stripes


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Old 02-02-06, 07:15 AM
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Unhappy painting over stripes

please help! I need to repaint an interior wall. previously this wall had verticle stripes painted on it - then someone attempted to paint over these stripes - obviously you can still see the image of the stripes through the new paint - you see the stripe not the old color coming through.

what are my options for resulving this problem?
 
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Old 02-02-06, 07:27 AM
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It is always possible that the wall just needs another coat of paint.

If the painted stripes are thicker [or raised] you would need to use spackling or joint compound to smooth the transition. Just apply a thin coat of mud over the edges of the stripes. Sand when dry, dust and prime. You should then be ready for paint.
 
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Old 02-06-06, 01:48 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but i do believe you can just scrape off teh old paint, sand then repaint. I don't think you need to really use the mud - just my $0.02
 
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Old 02-06-06, 05:27 PM
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Any scraping of the paint would likely result more patch work. A thin coat of mud IS the easiest fix.
 
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Old 02-06-06, 06:22 PM
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Yes, this situation calls for a "skim coat" of joint compound
 
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Old 02-09-06, 02:33 PM
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My kid's rooms had graphics painted on using painters tape. When we went to repaint we sanded the paint lines and the didn't show up when we applied the new paint.
 
 

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