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Old 10-05-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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I am painting a room that has not been painted for 12 years. In many spots the paint is chipping off and if I scrape it with a putty knife I can get the paint to continue chipping. If I had the patience I could probably scrape off most of the paint on all of the walls. Short of scraping every square inch of every wall, is there anything I can do to get a good base to paint over?


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to answer your question: NO, not really.

you will have an adhesion problem unless you remove anything that is not stuck well.

This is called proper prep. Alternatives might be to cover with drywall, paneling etc. anything that you can get a mechanical fastner to solid foundation.

What is the substraight you want to cover?

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scrape, sand, spackle .. til you can't stand it any more.. then do it again for an hour... prime with
fRESH
start.

a GOOD PAINT JOB IS 50% PREP, 25% PROTECT,20% GOOD PAINT, 4% APPLICATION, 1% LUCK.
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Thanks.

Back to the salt mine.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:29 AM   #6
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Is it flat paint? If you so could try slapping a coat of Gardz on it to seal it and bind it. Gardz will soak right through a cheap flat and really glue it down. Most paints now have so much acrylic in them that they bite hard when they dry. If anything is too loose then the top coat may cause the rest of it to peel when it dries.

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