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Right! I am fuming...I spent the best part of a week scraping the stupid paint of my sons walls as the silly ppl who lived here before me decided to paint onto wet/not fully dried plaster! Anyways, …
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Right! I am fuming...I spent the best part of a week scraping the stupid paint of my sons walls as the silly ppl who lived here before me decided to paint onto wet/not fully dried plaster! Anyways, I thought, if I took the time to scrape the old paint off the walls and then painted them the paint would not crack away
I have just gone up there to start on the glossing and yup the paints cracking away all over the blimming place!
What can I do? Or, is it a case of sealing all the walls in there? :(
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
you're glossing... onto a wall?
#2
ClarityofMind
you're glossing... onto a wall?


thats what I thought:w00t:
#3
This is going to be one of those long explanation thingies isnt it............lol
#4
no no lol
I was gonna go up to gloss the woodwork! not the walls
#5
it would probably benefit you to paint the walls with watered down PVA before you paint them as this will stop the cracking(hopefully)
#6
lol sorry, i just re-read it and it does sound like im about to gloss the walls lol, i meant last week i scraped and prepared all the walls, painted yesterday and left it to dry overnight (matt), went up there to start glossing skirtings/doors etc and the matt paint on walls is cracking all over the place, i put my hand ove rit and just gently rubbed it and its literally flaking off
#7
Ropster
it would probably benefit you to paint the walls with watered down PVA before you paint them as this will stop the cracking(hopefully)


ohhhhh I had to do this in my girls bedroom too, I was hoping to get away with not doing that if I scraped the old paint off if you see what I mean?
Oh jeeez, I've just managed to give myself more work to do haven't i? :oops:
#8
sobluex
ohhhhh I had to do this in my girls bedroom too, I was hoping to get away with not doing that if I scraped the old paint off if you see what I mean?
Oh jeeez, I've just managed to give myself more work to do haven't i? :oops:
#9
Water the emulsion down with water a bit if thepaint is too thick it dries to quickly into the new plaster work and cracks
#10
sobluex
no no lol
I was gonna go up to gloss the woodwork! not the walls


whew.

You're going to have to remove the flakey paint hun and size the walls before you paint xx

I wonder if you could get away with gluing lining paper up instead.... lets see what people say xx
#11
the plaster work is old though, it was nearly plastered when the previous people lived here, I have been here since March and have just gotten round to sorting Ryan's room out, would watering the paint down work if the plaster isnt new? sorry to sound 'dim' I don't usually do the decorating/diy side of things, if the watering down will work...would I be ok to put a normal top coat of paint on top of the dried watered down paint? or will that make it crack again?
#12
ClarityofMind
whew.

You're going to have to remove the flakey paint hun and size the walls before you paint xx

I wonder if you could get away with gluing lining paper up instead.... lets see what people say xx


oooo lining paper! that isnt a bad idea at all, I'm sure theres a couple of rolls in the shed as well, will go and check and nip into town later to grab the rest, I know I have paste etc for wallpaper (I can stick it up with that right?) would be much less stressful though wouldnt it! thank you
#13
sobluex
the plaster work is old though, it was nearly plastered when the previous people lived here, I have been here since March and have just gotten round to sorting Ryan's room out, would watering the paint down work if the plaster isnt new? sorry to sound 'dim' I don't usually do the decorating/diy side of things, if the watering down will work...would I be ok to put a normal top coat of paint on top of the dried watered down paint? or will that make it crack again?


watering the paint down would still work xx

as would the wash with the thinned glue.

hope the lining paper works! Do one wall and see if it stays up before you do the whole room xxx
#14
I will do, thank you all so much! Trust it to happen to me, lmao I thought to myself last week....oooo s0d mucking around sealing walls etc etc I'll just scrape the paint off and start again....hmmmm? lol
Right, I guess its cuppa time and back up there then
#15
[QUOTE=ClarityofMind]watering the paint down would still work xx

as would the wash with the thinned glue.

hope the lining paper works! Do one wall and see if it stays up before you do the whole room xxx

Well that's it for this week see you again next week when COM's TOP TIPS will be back with handy hint's for the impudent :)
#16
sobluex
the plaster work is old though, it was nearly plastered when the previous people lived here, I have been here since March and have just gotten round to sorting Ryan's room out, would watering the paint down work if the plaster isnt new? sorry to sound 'dim' I don't usually do the decorating/diy side of things, if the watering down will work...would I be ok to put a normal top coat of paint on top of the dried watered down paint? or will that make it crack again?



Sack the painting. Make sure you scrape all the loose paint off and get some nice pastel/neutral coloured blown vinyl.

Then next time you you can just paint over it and provided you have a nice gentle pattern like stripes or something it will be good for ages. I got some cracking beige paper from wickes for £2.99 a roll and it looks great.
#17
renown
watering the paint down would still work xx

as would the wash with the thinned glue.

hope the lining paper works! Do one wall and see if it stays up before you do the whole room xxx

Well that's it for this week see you again next week when COM's TOP TIPS will be back with handy hint's for the impudent :)


lol you didnt know I was Nick Knowles in drag did ya??
#18
renown
COM's TOP TIPS will be back with handy hint's for the impudent :)


Can she help me out with that too:|
#19
jtx
Can she help me out with that too:|


You want me to dress up as Nick Knowles??

Funny the things that get men going on here :) :-D
#20
Never mind. I just realised it says impudent:thumbsup:
#21
jtx
Never mind. I just realised it says impudent:thumbsup:


oh!! LOL!! :roll:
#22
you should of left the paint on the walls and just sealed the walls with watered down pva glue do this twice and then paint ya walls twice with emultion
#23
Had the same issue in my kitchen. Tried sealing with PVA, didn't work. Sanded one wall down to plaster and it stopped cracking but couldn't be bothered with the hassle of doing the rest so used lining paper and that worked. I feel for you as its a pain in the ar..........
banned#24
linda turnock;6895352
you should of left the paint on the walls and just sealed the walls with watered down pva glue do this twice and then paint ya walls twice with emultion

+1 :thumbsup:
#25
Ropster
it would probably benefit you to paint the walls with watered down PVA before you paint them as this will stop the cracking(hopefully)


the sedge
Water the emulsion down with water a bit if thepaint is too thick it dries to quickly into the new plaster work and cracks


martinhb
Had the same issue in my kitchen. Tried sealing with PVA, didn't work. Sanded one wall down to plaster and it stopped cracking but couldn't be bothered with the hassle of doing the rest so used lining paper and that worked. I feel for you as its a pain in the ar..........

These.
If you want a decent looking finish: sand, seal, apply a good quality paint.
If you're not really bothered, rub it down with a plastic scouring pad and then paper/wall paper/ stick up loads of posters/put up shelves/ wardrobes.
#26
uni bond the walls with pva glue 4 parts water to 1 part uni-bond leave to dry for 24 hours and paint as normal..
#27
ukmonkey
uni bond the walls with pva glue 4 parts water to 1 part uni-bond leave to dry for 24 hours and paint as normal..


Yep, have to do this in our spare room tomorrow on the ceiling, only room in the house that paint flakes off on, suspect it's because retains damp more than the others which get used more often.

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