peeling trim


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Old 04-09-07, 05:17 PM
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peeling trim

I have a problem whenever I paint trim in my house. I sand and prime it with a latex primer and then paint it, but it always peels. Does anyone know why? I know the walls were all terrible to paint as well. The paint sort of slid along the wall and did not cover well. It took many coats to do a nice job. I have no idea what is all on the walls and trim since ths is an older house.
 
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Old 04-09-07, 07:41 PM
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peeling paint

It sounds to me like your house has been painted with a glossy oil. The only product that will truly stick is an oil based primer. After that task is complete you can go to a latex no probs. But you should continue with your diligent sanding.
 
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Old 04-09-07, 08:18 PM
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You need to do this test:
http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=230633

Then you need to find out how old the paint on there is

Post up the answers, and that'll help
 
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Old 04-10-07, 08:58 AM
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Thanks. It looks like it is oil. I have absolutley no idea how old it is.
 
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Could it be older than say...1978?
 
 

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