Matt Emulsion over Silk = flaking paint. How to remedy?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by ukal, 9 Apr 2015.

  1. ukal

    ukal

    Joined:
    30 Apr 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    hi. So it appears that I have made a school boy error by painting Dulux Matt Emulsion over some old existing Silk Emulsion paint and now it appears to be flaking with an 'alligator skin' look. Looking at threads on here it appears I should have prepped and sanded before hand but I didn't.

    What is the best way to remedy this or prep my walls to repaint? Would sanding the Matt Emulsion be enough or do I need to take it back a layer further (hopefully not).

    Any advice greatly welcome.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. emilybronte

    emilybronte

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2012
    Messages:
    987
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Sand to remove any flaking paint and to provide a key.

    Apply two coats of Zinsser Gardz. Allow to dry.

    Apply matt emulsion.
     
  4. ukal

    ukal

    Joined:
    30 Apr 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    thanks for the reply. I've not heard of it before but will give Zinsser Gardz a go.
     
  5. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page