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Old 01-17-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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1 month old paint peels off easily


My contractor removed a door frame and patched up the paint a month ago. Now there are multiple cracks on the patch and the paint peels off easily - I used the blue painter's tape to tape a plastic tarp on it and when I removed the tape the paint comes with it.

My contractor didn't use primer and paint directly to the drywall/compound and I think it is the origin of this problem. My contractor is not answering my phone any more. I am going to make a complaint against him. But what is my option right now. The ultimate thing to do might be to scrap off all his junk and then prime and then put on paint. But is it a must? Can I start on the current paint?

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What id your'e specific question?

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Old 01-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Your paint on the drywall has bee3n disrupted and is subject to peeling with a little tape removal? Is it peeling to another coat of paint or is it peeling directly to the drywall? Is it peeling to the drywall face paper or a skim-coat of wallboard compound? How extensive is the peeling? Your answers here will help us point you in the right direction.
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My contractor didn't use primer and paint directly to the drywall/compound and I think it is the origin of this problem. My contractor is not answering my phone any more. I am going to make a complaint against him. But what is my option right now. The ultimate thing to do might be to scrap off all his junk and then prime and then put on paint. But is it a must? Can I start on the current paint?
That IS the origin of the problem.

I'm not sure exactly what you're describing or asking, but you cannot paint drywall without first priming it. Get all of the "paint over unprimed drywall" off. Prime the whole wall. Paint it.
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"The ultimate thing to do might be to scrap off all his junk and then prime and then put on paint. But is it a must? Can I start on the current paint? "

This was my specific question. But it seems that I have to scrap off the original layer of paint and then start all over again.
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Didn't we just have an "expert" try and educate us recently in here that you don't need primer?????
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My contractor is not answering my phone any more.
Of course not. He'd have to be in your house to answer your phone.

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The ultimate thing to do might be to scrap off all his junk and then prime and then put on paint. But is it a must?
Yes. Do it right - by undoing the mistakes already made - or your work will suffer the same fate. Preparation is key. You've seen what happens when corners are cut.
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Painting over a problem never makes it go away, unfortunately.

Another tip: If you paint over loose drywall dust paint won't stick. Always vacuum and/or wipe the dust away.

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