Peeling Primer - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia area
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Peeling Primer

I ran into a problem yesterday I am hopng someone with more experience can prevent in the future. I am a carpenter - not a painter. I did a drywall repair job, a section about 2 ft. x 3 ft. high under a built-in cabinet. Spacked and sanded it. It was to be painted blue to match the existing room. I didn't have any primer, so I covered the bare drywall and spackle with a coat of contractor's grade laytex eggshell white I happened to be using for another project. So far, so good. I let it dry for 24 hours. The white finish looked nice. I rolled on the blue laytex semigloss on top of the white. It went on fine except for one area where the "primer" bubbled under the new paint. I went to pull off the bubble and a large piece of white paint came completely free of the drywall, it was as if it was never there. As I tryed to clean up the edges more and more came off. I ended up with a spot about 6" square that looked like it was never painted. And I couldn't roll the finish coat over the bare spot since the roller just kept taking more paint off. I was able to finish the job with a brush and a light touch. And since it was mostly hidden under a cabinet it looked OK but not professional by any means. But what did I do wrong?


toolboxone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
Matthewt1970's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,829
Rewards Points: 1,098

The contractors grade paint is probably to blame. Especially if you have a dusty surface fro sanding. You could also have had some spackle that didn't take paint well and really needed some primer.


Matthewt1970 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
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
primer not adhering to drywall texture? eli_carson Drywall & Plaster 13 07-25-2013 08:00 AM
Zinsser Bathroom Paint canuckjack Painting 7 08-27-2012 08:00 AM
Bathroom ceiling primer and the paper peeling off beedee Painting 10 09-05-2009 12:35 PM
Shirwin Williams Primer Takes A Long Time To Dry And Peeling Marlin Painting 4 07-08-2009 08:34 PM
New primer is peeling on old work, what NOW? jdwilson Painting 2 09-07-2008 11:01 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1