Dealing with old layers of paint?

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  1. robodelfy

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    I'm renovating my kitchen and have found a few patches where the paint was chipped a little, and I scraped it and a patch came off here and there. But the rest of the pain is still solid and doesn't scrape off.

    I can't actually see a few of layers in places, white then pink and yellow!

    What's the best thing to do on this situation? I can't scraped back the whole room! But if I just paint over it you'll see it.

    I've put a photo for an example

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    Feather the edge , then you won't see it
     
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    Sorry I'm a bit of a newbie, how do you feather the edge? I've tried sanding it but it's never smooth
     
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    That's how you feather the edge, you're basically removing the step from the paint edge to the plaster so you won't get a line when you paint over it.
     
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    Ok I didnt have much success with 120 grit, maybe I need to go finer
     
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