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Repainting a bedroom wall where paint has peeled

Postby lccc14656 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:43 am

Hi,

I am a diy novice looking for advice.

I am going to paint one bedroom external wall. The wall was last painted 9 years ago, there are about 4 little area's where the paint has peeled. The paint that is currently on the wall is matt and the paint I am going to put on is matt. The colours are virtually the same. The peeling has been there around 12 months but no more peeling has appeared.

My questions are -

1. Can I smooth the peeled paint with sandpaper?

2. When the peeled paint has been removed can I then just paint the wall with the matt paint or is it advised to paint the wall with primer first and if so is there a certain type of primer?

Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

John
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Postby George441 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:23 pm

lccc14656 wrote:Hi,

The wall was last painted 9 years ago.

1. Can I smooth the peeled paint with sandpaper?
Answer: Yes.

2. When the peeled paint has been removed can I then just paint the wall with the matt paint or is it advised to paint the wall with primer first and if so is there a certain type of primer?
Answer: Block primer first.

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Postby lccc14656 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:03 pm

Thanks a lot for your advice George.

Regards,

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