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Damp wall : temporary repairs

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by rideforever, 22 Apr 2014.

  1. rideforever

    rideforever

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    Hey there

    I have just had the roof fixed but the dampness in the interior walls will take some time to dry out.

    Is there any way to pretty-it-up until it is fully dry ?

    I have to rent out that room and it's not very attractive.

    I don't want to prevent the drying from happening. What about if I put a quick coat of breathable paint like Trade Matt on it ???

    Any other ideas ?

    Cheers

     
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    Nothing you can do for that, in fact you might have to knock it back to brick, bond and finish coat.
     
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    Hmm ... under the peeled paint, the wall doesn't look bad ... in fact it was skimmed 2 years ago ...

    I wonder if I can just scrape off the flaking paint and put a weak coat of trade matt on it.

    Maybe in a few weeks when it is mostly dry ?
     
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    Ah ok, the picture gives the impression that the plaster is blown and badly cracked. Either way you've got to let it dry, paint will only trap the moisture and cause more flaking and peeling. You could try a de humidifier or a heater to help a bit but as long as its dry you can go ahead and paint. Have a look at zinsser peel stop.
     
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