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Old 06-28-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Laytex on Laytex is peeling..


My landlord decided to hire a pro painter to repaint our place, as we are moving out. We painted the entire main floor with a fairly expensive SemiGloss Laytex paint, and when he was here fairly rapidly determined it was not adhesive to the original paint. He tested the original with nail polisher remove, and said it was Laytex paint and not oil. All the walls in the house was peeling, but the original paint was still holding up fine.. In the future, is there anyway to determine what the issue was. I have no idea if the wall were primed, or what paint was used as the original owners left nothing behind.

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Improper prep, cheap paint, semi gloss on the walls?

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Acetone (i.e. nail polish remover) isn't the correct thing to test with. Acetone will dissolve oil paint nearly as easily as latex. Denatured alcohol would have been a better test. It will dissolve the latex but not the oil.
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As poppa said use a denatured alcohol or Goof Off to see if the original coat was latex, I am betting it was oil
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