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How to fix this wall?

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09-18-13, 10:19 AM   #1  
How to fix this wall?

Hey guys, newbie here.

I need to fix this room's walls, but I have no idea of where to start. I don't have enough money to look into whatever is causing the problem so for the moment I'd just like to have a temporary solution to make it look acceptable. Pictures (sorry for the bad quality): picture 1, picture 2, picture 3. The four walls are in the same condition, looks pretty awful. If you could give me some pointers, that would be great, thanks.

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09-18-13, 12:10 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums!

I'm sure you know if the cause of the peeling isn't addressed - it will likely peel again

To dress it up all you need to do is coat the affected areas with either a solvent based primer [like oil base Kilz] or Zinnser's Gardz. Once the primer is dry apply a thin coat of joint compound, sand when dry, reapply j/c as/if needed, prime and paint.

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