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Fixing a bad paint job in old house

Posted by SharonS1233 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 18:06

We live in a 1900 farmhouse for 2 years now. The PO had the entire interior painted right before listing it. Problem... the idiots that call themselves "painting contractors" painted the ENTIRE interior; walls, ceilings, doors, trim, kitchen, bath, stairs (back of treads) with a flat latex paint...directly over oil base LEAD with NO primer on any of it. Now I'm the one that has to fix this mess!! I will try to attach photos. All the rooms, with the bathroom being the worst, is cracking, bubbling up, peeling, chipping, etc.
How do I fix it w/out scrapping & sanding because of the lead paint underneath? I was told that the lead paint is probably 2 layers underneath.
Do I use the Zinsser Peel Stop... Zinsser Peel Stop triple thick? The guy at Sherwin Williams said just to use a good oil base primer and then spackle all the uneven areas where's it chipped off. Unfortunately, I think I'd end up spackling my entire bathroom! lol
Please help with suggestions!!!
~Sharon


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RE: Fixing a bad paint job in old house

cracking, chipping, peeling, etc in bathroom


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Another pic


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RE: Fixing a bad paint job in old house

Google is your friend. Check the link and search for others.

Here is a link that might be useful: latex over oil


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RE: Fixing a bad paint job in old house

Those look like plaster cracks, not paint cracks (especially the last one).

Latex goes over oil just fine with proper prep.

The first step is a thorough cleaning.

Washing before painting walls seems to have become to 'old fashioned.'

It actually works.
Even with primers designed to stick better.


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