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What to do about flaking paint before repainting

Postby John_O_DIY » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:57 am

Hi all,

New to this forum and looking forward to being part of it. Sorry in advance if the answer to this has been posted elsewhere - I couldn't see it. My partner and I just bought our first flat and we're delighted but also inexperienced in the ways of decoration, so I hope you'll forgive the basic nature of this question.
We want to re-paint the walls but have found some examples of flaking paint (see pictures below) revealing layers of paint below. What would people advise we do about this (i.e before re-painting)?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:51 am

Hi john_o_diy
You will have to scrap off all loose paint, fill the edges left and then sand down until you get a stable keyed surface. You can then paint with the appropriate paint starting with a primer if needed.
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Postby John_O_DIY » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:58 am

Thanks!
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