Primer paint is cracking


  #1  
Old 11-07-18, 02:55 AM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Primer paint is cracking

Hello

I recently stripped the wallpaper, filled and and sanded the walls of a bedroom of a house about 90 years old. I then applied 2 -3 coats of Leyland Acryllic Primer Undercoat. In some places this has lots of paterned cracking. It seems to be ok on the areas I have skim coated but not on the original wall plaster.

Please can someone advise me on what to do now? Did I use the wrong sort of Primer?

Also I have some Dulux oil based paint that I want to finish the walls off with. Will this be compatible with the Primer I have already used?

Many thanks in advance
 
  #2  
Old 11-07-18, 03:22 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 48,090
Received 398 Votes on 354 Posts
Welcome to the forums!

I'm not familiar with that primer, is it latex or oil?
How well did you wash off the wallpaper adhesive? it sounds like leftover adhesive has caused the issues. Have you tried sanding the primer? Any special reason for using an oil base top coat?
 
  #3  
Old 11-07-18, 08:42 AM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 7,299
Received 489 Votes on 453 Posts
He's in the UK !

Anytime you have checking (cracking) of paint or primer it's an indication of chemical incompatibility which sort of explains why it didn't crack /check with the skim coat.
 
  #4  
Old 11-07-18, 10:53 PM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,630
Received 98 Votes on 86 Posts
I would sand it smooth and try an oil based primer in those areas.
 
  #5  
Old 11-12-18, 12:59 AM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks very much for the advice. I have sanded and skimmed in the effected areas of the wall and about to add a new primer. Ill let you know how it goes.

Cheers. Karl
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: