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Paint Washes Off - Implications for Repainting

Posted by yogacat (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 23, 12 at 12:10

I have a small space that a previous owner painted in a red eggshell. I believe that all of the original plaster in this space was replaced with drywall if that matters. When I wipe them down with a damp washcloth (no soap) the white cloth comes away with a pink tint. I don't feel any obvious roughness that indicates that the walls were dusty when painted, but some of the paint obviously comes off.

I want to paint this space in a lighter color, so I will definitely prime first. I still worried that the new film may fail given the current behavior. Any suggestions for preparing the surface?

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RE: Paint Washes Off - Implications for Repainting

Prime and paint with quality products from a real paint store, no problems

RE: Paint Washes Off - Implications for Repainting

Thanks, Christopher. I was afraid that I'd have to sand the walls to get down to something completely stable. Quality of primer and paint isn't an issue. I'm too easily annoyed to waste my time with junk!

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