Flakey paint on plastered walls.

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by d2180s, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. d2180s

    d2180s Member

    What's the best way of dealing with these walls?

    Stripped wallpaper and although most of the paint came off, patches of paint still remained. We want to paint the walls, but what's the best way of dealing with this?

    Re-skimming seems a bit much really? Can it be sanded and perhaps covered with lining paper? Worried it will show through. Any suggestions?


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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Electric sander & a fine paper makes the job so much quicker.
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  4. frosty82

    frosty82 Member

    Don't Sand, it will just make tonnes of mess! You can't really fill the surface differences as the patches are far too big and you'll spend time feathering out every area.
    What I would suggest is getting yourself a scraper such as this
    Works a treat! Just be careful not to

    catch the wall. It will make mince meat of that paint.
    Another alternative is to get a bucket of warm water and a cloth/sponge and wipe it off but be careful you don't saturate the plaster.
    The walls look in good condition. It looks like the first coat of paint put on it wasn't watered down and so when you have removed the wallpaper on top it has just pulled the paint off the surface as it hadn't adheared properly.
    Your fist coat, even though it's older and previously painted plaster, I would personally give it a mist coat. Then continue as normal with decorating.
    If you do buy the scraper above; the blade is in backwards fir safety! So undo the screws, turn the blade the right way around and away you go. Screw heads are a little soft, so go easy with screwdriver!
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  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Careful use of a wallpaper steamer works wonders as does a decent orbital sander..
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  6. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    You need a dustless sander to take it back. Sand or skim it are the options I would use but if you can't do that then line it.
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