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Six layers of paint! and I screwed up...

Six layers of paint! and I screwed up...


Old 03-14-05, 09:24 AM
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Six layers of paint! and I screwed up...

I am in the process of preparing my dining room walls to be painted. There was a small patch of peeling paint that needed to be removed. I got carried away and now have a very large butterfly shaped spot on the wall where all 6 layers of old paint have been removed down to the original plaster skim coat. The edge of the paint is very defined and sharp. My question is this: What is the best way to hide the edge? Do I sand a large area of the paint in order to smooth out the edge? Or do I try to fill the gap with joint compound or Durabond or something similar and sand it smooth? Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-14-05, 02:29 PM
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You have to fill in the area that you scraped off. Use light weight mud. 2 or 3 coats should do fine.

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