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paint keeps peeling off plaster walls

Posted by elvie (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 17, 11 at 3:01

Hi all. I painted my whole 1940's house about a year ago. The previous owner was a heavy smoker, so I cleaned the walls, then used BIN primer.

In the dining room, the paint begins to peel and crack in about 3 months time.

Each time it has showed cracking and peeling, I scrape the peeling paint patches back down to the old green paint. Then I prime, and repaint. I have tried, BIN, I have tried Gartz, and I have tried oil primer, and then repainted (with kelly Moore's highest quality flat latex paint).

Each time I think it is remedied, and lo and behold, a few months later, the paint starts cracking again.

What to do?

Thankyou!


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RE: paint keeps peeling off plaster walls

YOU need to get past the old green paint to the bare plaster.

What are you scrubbing the walls with?


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RE: paint keeps peeling off plaster walls

You never cleaned the walls properly for the Bin to stick. The Bin will cover SPOME nicotine, but not a heavy buildup.


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RE: paint keeps peeling off plaster walls

I scrubbed the walls with oxy clean.

The previos owner- heavy smoker-- had white walls which the paint was a few years old and adhering fine when I moved in. That is the surface I cleaned and painted with BIN.

When the peeling started, I scraped the peeling paint off and that is when the old green paint was revealed.

Has anyone tried PEEL STOP CLEAR BINDING PRIMER by Zissner?

thanks!


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