red marks on walls and ceilings


Postby Jayemac » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:29 pm

Hi,

Can anyone help. We live in a 2 bedroom cottage that we have been decorating over the last 6 months. The problem I have is that I have red marks appearing on all of of the newly painted walls and ceilings. they dont appear straight away but are multiplying. I've attached some examples and they are all pretty similar in terms of shape and size. they almost look like crayon marks but we dont have any crayons !


thanks

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Postby thedoctor » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:04 pm

Hi Jaye,

Unusual !! There was no image attached so could not see. If you could attach an example of the problem we can take a look.
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Postby Jayemac » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:07 pm

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Postby thedoctor » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:35 am

Hi, they certainly do look like crayon bleeding through the new paint. Try using a degreaser to remove them http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... 500ml.html ,

then paint over them with stain block, http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... 400ml.html

then repaint.

Good luck and please do let us know how you get on. It is unusual problems like this which, once solved, can help a lot of people
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Postby Jayemac » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:42 pm

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Hi the thing is its appearing on our brand new blinds and a new wall that hasnt been painted before. Very strange, more have appeared over night. Could it be some sort of insect ?
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Postby thedoctor » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:59 pm

I wish we could help (you dont have kids with a wicked sense of humour and a red crayon do you?!). If it's an insect it's something we havent seen before and the fact that its on the blinds rules out damp marks bleeding through......I really hope someone else can help so we can all know the answer !!

Good luck and please do let us know how you get on..
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