Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-26-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Mobile Home walls - with holes...


I've been reading like crazy about the prepping you have to do before painting the walls. Not to mention the guy i'm buying the place from stated his wife tried just painting the kitchen but it all just pealed off lol

The living room is painted a really dark green and it's all scratched up plus it has many holes from them hanging items (including a lot of dead critters....)

ALSO they have two cable hook up panels kind of over lapping each other which looks like crap. I want to remove one and i'm pretty sure that's going to be a good sized hole...


Questions-
what to use to patch the "big" hole?
What to use for the little holes?
Will using a small sander on the walls be ok? (that's a lot to hand sand...)

I already know to clean the walls after light sanding.. and to use a good primer followed by good paint! Also planning to calk the strips with paintable flexible calk.

LilTuffGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Mobile Home walls - with holes...


Hi Tuff Girl, usually the walls in mobile homes are covered with vinyl paper, which most conventional paints will not bond to longterm. You need to use a bonding primer. Zinsser makes a couple which you can get at Home Depot. As to the sanding, a light scuff sanding should only take a half hour at most in an average size room. The primer will do most of the work. The small picture holes can be filled with joint compound. The larger one you can cover with a blowout patch, which you can also get at HD. They come in 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, and are little aluminum squares with adhesive gauze covering, You attach it to the wall and spackle over it. Use a good quality siliconized paintable caulk. Good Luck and check back with questions.
Joe

jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mobile Home Deck Roofing wyomingguy Roofing/Siding 2 08-24-2011 03:09 PM
Mobile home, hot, lots of condensation, medical risk Mahlachi HVAC 10 07-30-2011 04:53 PM
running electric under mobile home brianbrianj Electrical 6 05-09-2010 03:49 PM
mobile home service to bond or not to bond rikmac Electrical 35 03-17-2010 03:47 PM
Owning a home (not a mobile home) on leased land? Badfish740 Off Topic 11 03-30-2008 09:34 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.