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Old skim just falls off wall.....bad prep?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by dishman, 30 Sep 2016.

  1. dishman

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    I am currently stripping painted lining paper in my kitchen. Someone....in the past... took the easy route of lining paper it and around all the wall units. It looks naff obviously.

    So I started stripping it with a steamer and uncovered patches of skimmed wall. As I was steaming, some of this old skim just started coming off, uncovering the previous gloss painted wall. There did not seem to be any prep to the gloss paint layer, no scoring or anything. They just did a final skim layer on top.

    This does not really affect me as I plan to have the whole room re-skimmed.

    I was just wondering if the reason it just came of the wall, was terrible, non-existent prep. Or if when steaming, a lot of skimming would/could just come off.

    It did look like a Diy job. While the skim layer looked nice and smooth before it came off. It did not seem to be bonded well....to anything.
     
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    Both bad prep and heat can lead to plaster failing.
     
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