sizing a flaky wall

27 Jul 2005
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I have been helping some friends prepare a room for painting..dampish wallpaper came off really easily suggesting damp, flaky paint underneath, there has been a suggestion to paint the wall with pva to stop the flaking before repainting..I have sanded all flaky paint off and personally feel that after letting it dry thoroughly, lining paper would be the best bet..any suggestions..I'm training as a painter decorator and dont want to make a big mistake!!??:oops:
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Your not my apprentice doing crafy jobs behind my back are you???? have done the right thing so far by scraping all the loose stuff off back to a sound edge...forget the PVA...some people seems to think its a cure for isnt especially when it comes to damp walls.

Get a small tin of 'no more damp' or something similar and give the bad areas a couple of coats then you can do the lining paper.

It wouldnt have been wise to do it without sealing the damp as it could have reactivated salts in the plaster or drawn the damp through even more tus causing staining on the finish.
Thanks for all the advice, I really appreciate it..but since posting the question I've been to the property again and realised that the owner will have it all done as he wants regardless of what I learning curve for a fledgeling painter decorator! I guess they teach us everything the long way round at college, but it is a bit frustrating not being able to do a job properly and use the skills I have learnt..thanks tho...
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