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Old 10-23-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm new here

We just had the walls of a new house spray-painted white, apparently the walls are made of cast containing also recycled paper and the spray-paint turned yellow-ish.

I heard there was a (chlorine based liquid ?) product that can bleach this yellowish effect out without having to repeat the entire spray-paint job. Is anyone here familiar with it or has ever had this problem ?

I would be grateful for any information you can offer

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EU and US products can be as different as night and day. Personally if your home is new, I would be talking to my contractor.


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Thanks Mark942

This is a new house and the contractor acknowledged the problem - the story is like this : The contractor hired a one-man company for the spray-painting, this was a young guy who came in, made a lot of unrelated mistakes and left the walls with large yellow patches on them, he then ran the floor-heating full power for 2 weeks insisting the spray-paint would dry out (on a light cast-wall of a 2 year old construction.... it was as dry as the dessert....).

I told him to return and sort things out, the then used some type of bleach rather than repainting but again - did a poor job and I had no idea what chemical he used.... but now I received a bottle from the contractor - who apologized since.

I'll post a picture in a couple of weeks - we are now in the middle of the move - so things are a bit messy and I may be offline for a few days...

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Finally the new house is starting to take on shape, although we are minimalists, we still had quite a bit of chaos....

The mystery liquid used to bleach the yellow patches left on our walls after a careless worker neglected to prime recycled cast, is a "Wall plaster cleaner". To all of you who may experience this in the future, here is a pic of the bottle below - sorry for the Dutch label....

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Go to this page and look at these pictures. Did your walls look like these pictures? How to separate colors on a wall

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It sounds like bleed through. I highly doubt anything short of priming and re-painting is going to solve the problem.

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My walls did not look like the pics, in that other thread the walls were actually painted in a different color, this was not the case with us - we had unpainted walls of recycled cast - and while normal white paint did not cause the same problem, spray-paint (structured) without priming turned yellowing. The cleaning fluid in the pic I posted solved the problem. I can no longer find pics of the walls - I formatted my private PC since....
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You need to prime to seal in the bleedthrough and then repaint. Schellac (BIN) would be your best bet. An Oil base primer would hold it at bay for a while but you really need Schellac. Bleach may turn the surface white but it will just bleed back through.

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