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Discoloured paint in corners of the room

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Ian Avery, 27 Jan 2021.

  1. Ian Avery

    Ian Avery

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    Hi All

    looking for a little guidance. We are going round our house making rooms good before we sell shortly however I have hit a snag with my sons room.

    the room was part of an extension built before we moved in and has always had small cracks in the apex lines where walls meet the ceiling. when we moved in I scraped back, fillered and then painted. Everything fine. We knew a few of the cracks has reappeared so I was going to repeat s as I’m back to my sons room to that one ready however what is making me concerned now is that about an inch banding on the ceiling at the edge next to the crack is now discoloured (darkened white) and starting to flake...

    Do I
    - do the same as I did before scrape back, sanding, filler and paint
    Or
    - get a builder in to assess for damp (could it be damp??)...

    I am really concerned about the second option... and what it might mean

    any guidance would be hugely appreciated

    thanks
    Ian
     
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  3. Wayners

    Wayners

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    Use paper tape as a corner tape. See youtube. Damp meter is cheap so buy one and monitor to see if it's winter condensation or if damp in summer it's something else
     
  4. KenGMac

    KenGMac

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    Consider fitting a cove?

    Ken
     
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