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Paint falling off

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Lijong, 10 Mar 2020.

  1. Lijong

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    We recently decorated our son's bedroom. please see attached photos. The paint is falling off the walls and there seems to be damp at the bottom of the window how do I rectify this to stop the paint from falling off. We live in a rented house and the landlord will not look at the outside windows.
     

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    Lijong, good evening.

    Any chance of several images of the mastic seal between the window and the outside wall ?

    Ken.
     
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    Sure, Ken, I will get them tomorrow. It seems to be both back windows in both bedrooms that are like this. Even one of the front ones is the same. I will take photos. Thanks, Ken
     
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    I don't understand why the white paint under the grey paint isn't coming off. It looks like the walls were white and then light grey and then dark grey.

    I am not totally convinced it is damp given that I would expect to see evidence of it on the white paint.

    What paint did you use? How long until it started to flake? Did the paint develop cracks first?

    If I had to make a guess I would be looking at grease or silicone/polish etc on the walls but is it falling off all of the walls or just the areas near the windows?
     
  6. Lijong

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    Ahh, could be silicone. I remember when decorating having a terrible time trying to silicone and it could have been painted over. I will take photos of all the windows. There is evidence of damp on some and as you say, perhaps silicone on others. How do I get rid of the silicone? Really appreciate the help guys
     
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    Silicone is a mare to remove. It is also found in furniture polish.

    I normally true to sand it away.
     
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    I will do that, then repaint it. Thanks for the help. When it is less windy NB I will try to get up the ladders to inspect the external window seal. Thanks again. It is greatly appreciated
     
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