Paint peeling from celing

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Old 01-02-12, 06:42 AM
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Paint peeling from celing

I purchased my house about 6 years ago. In the apartment dining room ceiling the paint was peeling. i remolded the apartment and fixed the peeling. (when doing so i peeled off the paint. I used some stuff in an orange bottle that we added to the primer. this was suppose to make it harder i believe?)

So yesterday my tenant calls me up stairs and was showing me the ceiling peeling again. its 5 years later and its peeling even worse.

The house was build in 1982
paint store says it was latex and oil painted 2 different times/
there is decent ventilation in the apartment.


Can i peel sand and re spackle the ceiling? whats the best way to repair this with out re sheet rocking?
 
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Old 01-02-12, 06:47 AM
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heres a picture of exactly what the peeling looks like.
 
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Old 01-02-12, 07:34 AM
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paint store says it was latex and oil painted 2 different times

Do you know if it was oil primed first with two coats of latex on top or is it latex on bottom with two coats of oil based paint on top?
 
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no im not sure. they suggested to me that sounds like part of the problem.
 
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The stuff in the orange bottle may have Flood's Emulsa Bond. It used to be in an off white bottle with orange print but they changed the bottle a few yrs back. EB helps with adhesion to problematic substrates but isn't recommended for interior work.

A house built as recent as '82 isn't apt to have an oil base enamel on the walls/ceiling but anything is possible. It would be best to test so you'll you'll know for sure, test the sound paint that's under what peeled. - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...latex-oil.html

I'd scrape it down, prime with a solvent based primer, do the j/c work and then prime and paint with latex. You do want to make sure that there isn't a moisture issue causing the peeling.

Zinnser makes a primer called 'peel stop' that might be beneficial although I don't recall ever having used it
 
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Are you sure there's no moisture on the other side of that ceiling?
 
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Yes deff. not no moisture above in the attic.
 
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Is there sufficient insulation in the attic?
 
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yeah, its a big attic. my house is about 60 feet long, this area is about a 1/3rd off the wall. i will go in the attic tonight again and feel the rock under the insulation to see if its damp at all.
 
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