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Old 03-04-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Paint peeling off dresser that was just painted

Help! I just painted a dreser wtih latex paint and after drying - it is marking and easy to peel off. I prepped the dresser by using TSP, used steel wool, tack clothed, and then primed beofre painting.
Is there another product I can paint over top make the surface more durable. Thanks


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Old 03-04-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Seems like you used cheap paint. But nothing painted over a bad paint job will fix it.


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Old 03-04-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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Two questions:
1) Did you rinse the TSP? It leaves behind an adhesion-harming film if you do not.
2) What primer did you use?

Unfortunately, you usually cannot coat a topcoat with something to enhance adhesion. Durability, yes; adhesion, no. There are some rare exceptions, but this isn't one of them.

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Old 03-08-2009, 01:35 AM   #4
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Try Stripping the old paint coat and refinishing it with a new paint.

In the case of furniture and cabinets, improper stripping can raise the grain of the wood, requiring extensive sanding. Paint stripping by applying a chemical substance to dissolve the old paint is usually the preferred method on fine wood.

Once it's had a chance to work, you can simply scrape or wipe away the old coat and prepare the wood for your next finishing choice.

Goodluck with it!

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