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What I think might be damp on plasterwet Chimney Breast

Postby SneakyTurtle » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:51 pm

Hello,

A little over a year ago I bought my first home. We decided to decorate the living room and after a few weeks noticed that some of the paint was flaking off and peeling. After searching the internet I found that it could potentially be a damp problem. Therefore, I have now removed all the paint and taken it back to the bare plaster. When wiping it down though to remove any dust I have noticed a clear patch that still seems wet compared to the rest. It is not at the bottom near the floor boards but about a quarter of the way up the wall. I will include images and any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:20 pm

Hi sneakyturtle,
This looks like an old chimney breast, if it is then possibly rain is coming down the chimney and hitting a structure defect at the level where the stain is.
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