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imported_Jimmy 07-19-2004 08:14 AM

Cracking bathroom paint and plaster
Can anyone help me with advice on what to do?
A Bathroom wall was plastered and then painted, but the paint has started to crack / flake and fall off.
Do you know how to get all the paint off and should there have been something put onto the plaster before it was painted?

imported_Alan 08-10-2004 05:30 PM

Hi Jimmy,

Have you started your bathroom yet?
The plaster needs to be sealed with a primer (any local Hardware store) getting the old paint off should be pretty easy but will take time. Scraping will be the cheapest and probably cleanest way, you may need a little plaster to fill any misshaps.

Cheers Alan

MgMopar 08-10-2004 09:11 PM

Hi Jimmy,

I read your post and thought you should know about a very high probability that their could be a lead hazard with you bathroom paint. Their are materials available to make such paint removal safer for the do it you selfer. I figure your in an older home "plaster", "peeling" paint. but if you house was built later then the 1970s, I wouldn't worry too much. If it is built in or before the early 70's I would recommend using a lead test kit (can be purchased at most hardware stores) on the paint so you can be aware of the possible danger before getting to far into it.

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