Paint Peeling off Walls

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Old 10-17-13, 09:27 AM
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Paint Peeling off Walls

Hey Guys - I have read a lot about the problems that exist with paint peeling off walls, and I think the problem I have is that there is drywall dust on the wall from the original build. But I wanted to run it by you guys anyways and see what I can do from here.

The walls had two coats of paint, it looked like a pink-beige and then a green which was when we moved in. It doesn't look like any primer was used. Our painter said that going over the area with primer would bond through the old stuff and into the wall, and he used Zinsser 123 primer. He then topcoated with Sherwin Williams 400, two coats. It's now peeling off like one giant rubber sheet as shown.

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The colours are way off, it's a bright blue, with orange sticking to the walls and orange and green on the peeling parts.

There is a bit of drywall dust when you run your finger along the sanded joints, and the old paint seems to adhere where the was no joint compound.

What's our option at this point, with so many layers of paint on there?

Thanks so much!

Lee
 
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Old 10-17-13, 10:52 AM
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Sounds like a mess

About all you can do is scrape/sand off whatever you can and then skim those areas with joint compound, sand lightly, remove the dust [texture if needed] and then prime and paint. Most primers don't suck thru the existing paint to magically adhere to the substrate. Zinnser does have 2 primers that come close - PeelStop and Gardz.

I'd suggest upgrading the top coat to ProMar 200, it only costs a little more than the 400 and is a lot better paint ..... not that it would have prevent the problems you have. I do believe it was dust left on the wall
 
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Old 10-18-13, 09:06 AM
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Thanks Mark! The painter recommended razoring out the areas that are peeling, skimming with joint compound, and doing that particular area. As of now, and it's been about a month, this seems to be the only area. Were you referring to that or saying to do the whole wall?

Thanks!

Lee
 
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Old 10-18-13, 09:11 AM
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Also, the Sherwin Williams paint store here doesn't have 200 - only 400. Special order on the 200. And the 400 is like $50 a gallon. yay Island Life.
 
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Old 10-18-13, 09:58 AM
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I had assumed that an over seas SWP would carry the same products here there is only a few dollar per gallon difference in price.

Yes, I meant to remove all that is loose and then just skimming those areas with j/c so it will be level with the rest of the wall.
 
 

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