Peeling paint.

28 Oct 2020
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Hello, I need some help.

Recently had my living room skimmed and was left to dry for over 1 week. I then applied one coat of 'Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Sealer Plus' on the wall with the window. When I awoke this paint did not take to most parts of the new plaster and the paint is peeling. I was under the impression this paint sticks to most surfaces. I need advice on why this has happened and also how to resolve this problem.

Thanks in advance.

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Gavin Batkin, good evening.

So the walls were skimmed, left to dry, then the 123 was applied, Did you apply a watered down emulsion prior to the 123?

Hi Ken,
To be honest no, I assumed that 'Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Sealer Plus 'would act as a primer and still stick. Are you saying I need to apply a mist coat first, then Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Sealer Plus?


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Gavin Batkin, good evening, again.

Below are the instructions from the maker.

Surface Preparation: Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of any contamination, mildew, rust or unsound coatings that may interfere with adhesion. If unsure, always wash surface with a household bleach and water solution or methylated spirit. New plaster which is polished or dusty should be sealed with Zinsser Gardz®.


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