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Old 01-16-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Repainting over latex

Hello all, glad to be here! Im a complete home improvement noob who has enjoyed lurking and finally have a question of my own...

Moved to a new space and fixing up the old one, and the walls are a new scenario for me as there is peeling paint involved: Removed my auralex sound treatment foam that was stuck on the walls with FoamTak, and now using Goo-Gone to remove the excess glue. (It also removes latex paint, but that's fine as I promised I would patch, sand and prime the room anyway).

So there will be quite alot of peeling, melty latex paint; let me know if I've researched this properly:

-use goo gone

-scrape away glue and debris

-wash walls with sponge/warm water & let dry

-spackle any holes in walls

-remove peeling or excess paint as well as excess spackle and debris with a powered palm sander. This also roughs up the old paint so the primer will stick.(*Q:can this be sanded manually in a large room or is that an insane amount of wasted effort...
do most people do this with a powered sander?)

-wash sanding debris from wall and let dry

-tape, edge prime with brush, then roller prime the walls

Let me know if this sounds right, your expertise is much appreciated Thanks, and happy new year to you!

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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That procedure sounds about right - you may want to scrape the peeling areas, pole sand the entire walls, fill and then spot sand the fills. I only bring the orbital sander out for exceptionally bad walls.

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I agree. A pole sander will do wonders.
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nice, thanks! I'll get a pole sander for this week and if it works the rest of the room should be smooth sailing
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