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Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Very Poor Paint Job, Then i decided to peel off the paint


When i bought the house couple of the bedrooms had a very poor looking paint job...I dont even thing they used primer. I started peeling off the paint in a dented area, at first it was coming off very easily where they mudded around the window. However once i reached the drywall paper surface, the thin layer of paper was coming off with the paint. I dont think i should continue what im doing? so i need help... how do i get the rest of the paint off without damaging the drywall, so i can start priming and painting.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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To me it looks like they also may have installed the sheetrock up side down.
It should have been white, green or purple not brown.
You can peel the old off and feather sand it all to make it some what even use thined out drywall compound in thin layers to fill in any flaws, sand the whole ceiling, wipe it all down with a damp cloth then use a bonding primer, then new latex paint. And this may or may not work.
Sometimes it's best to just go back and redo it with new paperless sheetock or at least green board, prime and paint two coats.

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I do think, they installed the wall right, once i peel the paint off a thin layer of white paper on the sheetrock/drywall comes off with the paint causing the brown to show.
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Is there a vent fan in the room that gets the hot moist air out of the room?
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There is a a vent for ac/heating.
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JEEZE LOUISE!!! YOU DON'T HAVE TO REPLACE THE DRYWALL! Just keep doing what you are doing to get rid of the peeling paint. You cannot sand to feather between peeled off paint and paper layer and paint still stick. You can seal/prime the areas where the paper peels with Gardz. Then skim coat to even things out. Sand. Prime the skim coat with Zinsser 123 or other quality primer and apply two coats of nice paint store, not box store, finish.

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Thanks for helping me out, should i also seal/prime the mudded areas where the joint compound is with Gardz or just the paper area. Im looking for the best finish.

Should the mud have a sour cream like consistency for the skim coat? and whats the best way to apply it. 12 inch knife?

Thanks for the help. Appreciate it.

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The mud will suck the finish out of a paint, and what the primer is doing is making an even porosity between the patched areas the the non patched.
Gardz is fine for doing that, and you probably already bought it for the pre- patch sealing.
It can be any of a bunch of good acrylic primer/sealers that have pigment though. Sds mentioned Zinnser 123- thats a good one, there are others.
Seeing as it looks like you are only needing to fill the size of a coat of paint, nothing too deep, you can wet the mud down, but better to not take it too far, otherwise it might just sand away reveiling the edges again.
And use the biggest blade that a space will handle. 12" for most- I do all my mudding with a 12, 6 and 4. Once in a while a tight spot will need a 1.5.
Not an easy skill to jump into- plan on doing some sanding..
Use a trouble light to the side to really see what you are doing both applying and sanding.
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Oops! NM.

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