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 09-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Share |
Default

painting over cracks in paint?


The paint in our guest bathroom has stange cracks throughout (see photo). It looks like the same paint that was used throughout the house, but I haven't seen anything like this anywhere else in the house. The home was new construction, but a foreclosure on the builder so I don't have anyone to call to ask questions. Would primer and a fresh coat suffice, or do i need to do something else? I'm confident in my painting skills, but i don't know anything about what needs to be done to make sure the cracking is taken care of, or why it cracked in the first place.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Attached Thumbnails
painting over cracks in paint?-bathroom.jpg  

Leanne1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Default

painting over cracks in paint?


Could be a flat over a harder glossy surface+ humidity making to expand and dry at different rates.
It needs something ( a good primer) that will stabilize it.
here again ( for those playing at home) I think Zinsser Gardz is a good choice because it will penetrate and seal.
Finish with an eggshell that can put up with the changes, not a flat that will absorb.

__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Brushjockey For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (09-25-2011)
Old 09-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 2,769
Default

painting over cracks in paint?


Good call on this one BJ.........the only time I've seen this type of "cracking" was in a bathroom without an exhaust fan. Once fan was installed and walls were properly primed & painted, the problem disappeared.
Gymschu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Default

painting over cracks in paint?


Could that have been from an over application, a heavy one and done? Either way, follow brushjockey's advice. Sounds good.
jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Default

painting over cracks in paint?


thanks so much!
Leanne1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 03:04 AM   #6
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,711
Default

painting over cracks in paint?


Could also be the dreaded paint over wall paper paste scenario.Still need to follow said advise.

chrisn 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
Flat over Semi-Gloss dankreboot Painting 21 02-24-2013 07:46 PM
Painting over unknown paint? Randall53 Painting 4 09-07-2009 04:40 PM
Paint riddle... Please help me fix this? techprincesse Painting 8 08-24-2009 10:00 AM
repairing large cracks in paint joefromcal Painting 3 05-21-2009 09:08 AM
Flashing NoExperience Painting 13 09-04-2008 05:56 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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