Painting a wall when half the old paint has pulled off

Old 09-03-14, 06:27 AM
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Painting a wall when half the old paint has pulled off


Not sure how good of a description I've given but basically decided to paint a room in the house after moving in. The old occupants painted over a wire and when I've pulled this off its taken loads of paint with it.

Tried painting over it hoping that you wouldn't see it unfortunately it looks like a huge crack.

I've tried sanding the edges so that it blends but this isn't really working do any of you have any ideas?

Don't really want to wall paper it if possible.

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Old 09-03-14, 07:18 AM
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Welcome to the forums Daniel!

As long as all the loose paint has been removed all you need to do is apply joint compound [spackling may work if the area isn't too large] to fill the difference between the layers of paint, sand when dry [texture if needed] primer and paint.

Sometimes pics will help us give better advice -

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