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I have two large areas of paint that have peeled off down to the drywall. I am planning on repainting the whole wall a different color soon. Should I peel off the rest of the paint and start fresh or should I just sand the edges of the area and paint over it? Any other advice or ideas is appreciated. Thank you.
 

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To better answer the question, more "paint context" info. is needed....

What kind of room-use will this be?
Age of home and/or the rooms walls?
Are the affected areas on an outside wall?
Upper or lower-level?
Has wallpaper ever been used/removed there?

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The walls are in the basement of my home, they are part of an addition so they are only about 6 years old. The peeling paint was the first wall treatment. It was a latex paint.
 

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Thanks OM10!

Couple more questions....
Is the peeling on an exterior wall?
Is it a full basement?
If not an exterior wall, what's on the other side of the peeling area(s)?
Has the whole wall been moisture-tested with a surface-reading scanner?

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It is an exterior wall, there is no peeling on the other exterior wall. The room is about 20 x 14 and it is closed off from the old basement. The peeling does appear to be below ground level. The wall has not been moisture tested.
 

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I'd get the walls scanned first.

Did this happen after a period of rain?
What area of country are you in?
Was drain-tile used around new addition?

I'm just tryin' to find out if this MAY be an exterior moisture issue!
It could be as simple as - that area of wall wasn't cleaned well (dust left behind, etc.) before painting!

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I live in the northeast. The room next to this (also part of the addition) does not show signs of peeling although that one was repainted before I noticed this one peeling which was in about Jan.
 
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