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Old 03-20-2010, 01:21 AM   #1
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I recently hired a contractor to paint an old apartment. The problem is that when I scratch the paint, it comes off easily and then I could start peeling it in sheets... The new paint that they're using is acrylic latex statin. Also, underneath the paint is a little chalky, dont know if thats normal. Any idea whats wrong? Thanks

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Old 03-20-2010, 02:43 AM   #2
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Hello again Mikeee

As I stated on PT, your problem is most likely a cheap latex over an oil coat. Improper prep and lack of priming as well.

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I think you should just paint it yourself! May want to do more than one layer though, just in case
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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I used a scrapper to peel off what would peel. then sanded the wall with orbital sander.Then clean the wall. Then primed wall. Then fixed imperfections. then primed again.Then painted to coats!This was on a 1955 plaster wall. Very poorly Painted glossy over dirty wall,and who knows what else.The painting is easy If it's your house the time will be worth it. Butter
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