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Post by Robo44 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 pm

I have just taken off some wallpaper out our bedroom and this is what is left.
We were going to do the bottom half paper and the top paint with a dado rail in the centre.
With the way the paint has came off I’m not sure where to start ??
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Re: Help !

Post by Colin » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:56 pm

Steam strippers can cause more problems than they cure, though to be honest a badly painted wall can peel as soon as it gets damp.
The most best start would be to strip off all the existing emulsion, but it's usually so much effort it's not worth it.
If the edges of the paint where it has peeled off are fairly firm, you might get away with just priming the bare area's and then going for it with the emulsion. Maybe do a test on one wall.
To be a bit more safe, after you have put up the Dado Rail, coat the wall you are going to paint with a primer/sealer like Johnstones Ultra primer, which will stop so much water soaking through to the dodgy paint underneath as well as priming it white.
For the area that's going to be papered, give it a coat of Zinsser Guardz first.
In both cases, make sure the wall is well scraped to try and flake off any loose paint.

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