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Old 01-14-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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peeling paint

After removing the baseboards and chair rails from our dining room, some of the paint peeled. We are pretty sure it's all latex paint (water-based) and there is no oil-based paint base (the house was built in 2003). We are going to prime and repaint all walls. What should we do to prep the walls with peeling paint? Seems like we should peel all peeling paint off, but it is also pulling some of the drywall paper off with it.


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Old 01-14-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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Peel/scrape/sand any/all loosely adhering and/or pealing paint

If the drywall "paper" has ripped, treat those areas with a coat of Zinsser's Gardz before patching with joint compound
Sand to feather any repair areas

Sand (and dust) walls and prime with a quality latex (acrylic) primer
* excessive pealing may require a problem solving primer, just a few areas- shouldn't need it

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Old 01-17-2008, 05:37 AM   #3
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Great, thanks!
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:53 AM   #4
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Sounds like the builder just didn't prime to begin with. You may want to consider Gardz on everything; it might help "lock things down" for what you can't scrape.

Then sand, vac, tack, prime with quality paint-store primer, and top-coat with quality paint.

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