Paint chipping off wall.

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Old 02-16-14, 12:19 AM
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Paint chipping off wall.

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A quick background. The house was built in 1973. I don't know what paints or primers were used before we purchased the house a year ago.
In the one bedroom the paint is chipping off of the wall. It isn't peeling like a normal paint would which really has me puzzled. When I remove the paint, which comes off very easily, it goes right down to the drywall. The back off the chipped paint is white so I'm assuming that means there were 2 coats, white and the existing crimson. It seems like the white paint/primer is the culprit. If I wanted to, I could literally take a scraper and remove the paint in chunks. Here are some pics (sorry about the quality) I'm posting a youtube video on exactly what it looks like when I remove the paint. Any idea to why this is happening or what's causing it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDXRN8y_20U Name:  Image0.jpg
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Old 02-16-14, 05:33 AM
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I'm wondering if the original painter applied his primer over drywall sanding dust and time/gravity has caused the paint to loose what little bond it had with the wall. Was the top layer of paint a texture paint?
 
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Old 02-16-14, 09:00 AM
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The top layer of paint is not textured.
 
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Old 02-16-14, 10:37 AM
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A few years back, I was working on hotel rooms, 24 in total. We removed wallpaper, skim coated, primed, textured orange peel, primed and painted. Procedures were the same in all rooms. One room, for unknown reasons, peeled exactly like yours did. I never really figured out why that one room had issues, but we primed the walls with Kilz and re-textured the walls without further issues.

Only thing I could figure is that when removing the wallpaper paste, too much Diff or Fab Softener was used and not completely washed off. The film would explain the anomaly. However, that was one room that I did not prep, it was left to the help (I prepped 2 rooms to their 1 ) and only they know what they actually did to cause the issues.
 
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Old 02-16-14, 12:45 PM
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Thank you for the replies. It's looking like I'm going to have to remove all the paint, prep, prime and re paint.
 
 

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