How to Deal with and Fix a Small Area of Peeled Paint


Postby robin telfree » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:32 pm

Hi all,

I've recently (3 months ago) painted a room and there is a small patch that has slightly peeled. I've just used a scraper to remove this small patch and the surrounding area (about 30cm x 8cm) and was planning to use some diluted paint to ensure it doesn't peel again. However, the patch I've now exposed is more indented than I had expected and I'm worried that painting alone will leave a clearly visible indentation. One option would be to use some filler but I think it is too shallow a patch, so I feel a bit stuck.

Any ideas would be much appreciated as I've made a very slight imperfection now look like a a complete eye sore! Should I just paint, should I use filler, or is there some other trick?? Many thanks in advance.
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Postby thedoctor » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:28 am

Get busy on the edge of the peeled area with some samdpaper and "feather" the edge of the paint down from its original thickness to 0 where it meets the peeled area making a veryb gentle "slope" in the paint which will then be considerably less visible when over-painted
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Postby Leebasten » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:50 pm

Hi a good solution is to fill area with a ready mixed joint filler (the type dry liners use) it's easy to rub down and will fill the thinnest,apply a watered down coat of paint, let dry and paint as normal.
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