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 10-09-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Paint Peeling in Sheets any Solutions?


My wife and I recently purchased a house built in the mid 1970s. We removed all of the interior trim and anticipate on replacing it soon, however, we'd like to put on a fresh coat of paint on all the walls.

One issue we've encountered is that when we took off the casing from the doors and windows, where the paint met the edge of the trim, it is peeling back off the wall. In certain areas, I'm able to peel off the paint in thick almost leathery sheets. Below are a few pictures of what the paint looks like at the edge of where we removed the trim.

The underlying paint must have failed at some point, it looks like it goes straight to the drywall. My question is, is there a way for me to fix this, without stripping the entire wall of the existing paint?

I was thinking of merely cutting off the edge of the paint until I get to a portion that is still firmly attached to the wall (a few inches in from the edge), then standing down the seam of the drywall and old paint. Perhaps then putting on a skim coat layer to level it out, sanding, priming, painting.

Any thoughts on this? The paint appears to be firmly attached everywhere else on the wall, besides where I pulled away the trim.

Thanks for the help!
Matt
Attached Thumbnails
Paint Peeling in Sheets any Solutions?-20141004_162322.jpg   Paint Peeling in Sheets any Solutions?-20141004_162421.jpg  

sirrus3610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
A Little Of Everything
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 2,194
Rewards Points: 1,068
Default

Paint Peeling in Sheets any Solutions?


I've often skim-coated in such a situation. Sand it smooth, prime, then paint.

DrHicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,620
Rewards Points: 2,276
Default

Paint Peeling in Sheets any Solutions?


Must be sure to remove the loose. No need to and at that point, then skim, sand, prime and paint. If you have no experience skimming when you do it go well past the edge about a foot.
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 01:23 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,969
Rewards Points: 3,054
Default

Paint Peeling in Sheets any Solutions?


Looks like you did not use a utility knife to cut the paint and caulking line to keep it from peeling off like that.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (10-09-2014), VAProPainter (10-09-2014)
Old 10-09-2014, 03:12 PM   #5
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 2,924
Rewards Points: 2,140
Default

Paint Peeling in Sheets any Solutions?


Doesn't look so much like "peeling in sheets" but looks like what Joe Caption described. You have to figure there's at least a dozen or so layers on the wall and when the trim was pulled it took many of those layers with it since you didn't score the border area between trim and paint line.
Gymschu 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
Crown Moulding Paint Peeling ryanb4614 Painting 6 01-23-2012 09:15 AM
Plaster ceiling with peeling paint annaem Painting 14 01-19-2012 12:10 PM
peeling interior paint packer_rich Painting 4 12-30-2011 09:24 PM
Dark over light...Do I need tinted primer? melissaandkris Painting 17 09-09-2011 10:43 AM
latex paint over oil-based = peeling paint! help! ImaDIYnewbie Painting 5 09-20-2010 04:48 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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