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Old 05-15-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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i am remodeling my bathroom and painted it with behr paint. let it dry for about a week then masked it with frog tape to paint the trim. took the tape off as soon as i was dont painting and it just peeled the paint back. it looks like i can grab it and pull sheets of it off. is it possible that i didn't let it cure long enough or is it the paint?

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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Most eveyone's going to be all over this saying it's the paint.
It could very well have been lack of prep to the wall before painting, painting latex over oil based, painting over a gloss paint without sanding it to degloss it.
Or simply pulling the tape off the wrong way. It needs to be folded over it's self and peeled back not just pulled away from the wall.
The best thing you could do is learn how to paint without using tape. Any quality 2 1/2" sash brush can be used and get little of no paint on the wall. Just takes some practice.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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i chipped all the old paint off, sanded all the walls including the ceiling, then used tsp to clean the walls. i don't think it had to do with the prep. the more i am learning about behr the more i am not liking it. i know it takes about 30 day to fully cure but i thought after a week it would be ok to mask it off. guess i was wrong!
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ya min 30days, still to fresh
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ya min 30days, still to fresh
so i should have waited longer before i tried to mask it? what do i do now as far as trying to fix it. should i wail a full 30 days before trying to do any repairs?
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Is the part that came off over mud or previous paint?
Did you clean off TSP residue?
Was the underneath paint ( if that was what you went over) glossy?


Despite what HD tries to tell us, sometimes the right primer will actually solve problems before they start.
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As brush said, the proper prep and primer properly applied and this MIGHT not have happened.
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Is the part that came off over mud or previous paint?
Did you clean off TSP residue?
Was the underneath paint ( if that was what you went over) glossy?


Despite what HD tries to tell us, sometimes the right primer will actually solve problems before they start.
the bathroom was already painted. its an old house so i have no idea how long it has been since it was painted but i scraped off all the old paint that was peeling and then sanded everything. cleaned the walls good after using TSP. not too sure if it was glossy paint that i went over, like i said i'm pretty sure the paint was really old.
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Nothing definitive-but now I would take some taping mud and feather out the pulled part- sand, hit it with a primer, and then recut with your finish- but don't tape- use a good brush and a steady hand. There are instructions for how to brush all over you tube- watch some of them.

And Behr is not a brand that I go to as a pro. I need to make things work in hours, not 30 days.
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thanx. should i wait until the paint fully cures or do the repairs now?
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I would think you could go ahead now. Like i said- on my projects- i don't have the luxury of waiting a month- I need to find the ways and products that work fast and good.
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Is valspar better than Behr
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I have used Frog Tape and I didn't care for it. The sticky side was a little too sticky for my tastes, and that 'Paint Block' edge left me unimpressed and feeling that it's nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

Scotch/3M makes a tape that can be used on paint after just 24 hours.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

I have used it - in that short time frame - and had zero issues with it pulling paint off. It works as advertised. However, if your paint is actually peeling off (as opposed to lifting small, random spots), that might indicate adhesion issues.

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X2 on that picture, behr paint is garbage. I painted a few rooms with it once and had the same problems with poor adhesion. You could literally pull it off the wall in sheets.

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