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Rubbery Paint on Wall That's Bubbled and Peels off Like Latex

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Anthony Mayfield, 20 Aug 2017.

  1. Anthony Mayfield

    Anthony Mayfield

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    Hi,

    I've moved into a new house and the paint had big bubbles in it in the living room. I pulled it off to see what was happening and the paint peeled off in large sheets like it was latex (it might even be!).

    It sounded online like this might actually be latex paint but they said that ammonia would help to dissolve the tough bits and it would scrape away easy but it doesn't appear to have any effect at all. Does anyone how I can get the bits that are stuck fast off my wall? Do I even need to bother, can I just sand it down, primer and paint?

    Many thanks,

    Anthony.

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  2. Robbie uk

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    There's a possibility that the wall was primed with PVA first, which might be why its coming off so clean. PVA is a big No No anywhere near painted surfaces.
    Your going to have to try and get off what will come off and sand everything.
     
  3. Anthony Mayfield

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    Thanks Robbie, I'll be giving that a shot tonight and I'll update on progress. It certainly looks like there is a white primer underneath with the grey on top, it doesn't look like the grey has settled very well on the white background in places either so it could well be PVA, I think the previous owner read the full book on No no's, he may have even wrote it!
     
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