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Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Aug 10, 2017 6:01 AM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 10, 2017 6:54 AM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 10, 2017 6:55 AM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Aug 10, 2017 8:39 AM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by LindaJ [NY]) Aug 10, 2017 9:26 AM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 10, 2017 7:23 PM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by JJ [NC]) Aug 10, 2017 7:48 PM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 10, 2017 11:15 PM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 11, 2017 6:36 AM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Aug 11, 2017 5:15 PM
       Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Aug 11, 2017 5:16 PM

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Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 6:01 AM
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I have a ugly hallway that I'd like to address where thick paint has torn in certain spots and there's a gap between the paint and the wall. Is there anyway to repair this short of just ripping all of the old paint away? Not all of it can be ripped away. If I'm able to rip some of it away, can I fill the area with joint compound? I was thinking of just going over the entire hallway wall with some sheetrock.

--207.172.xx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 6:54 AM
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I have cut a hole that is a square and taken the loose paint off then applied a thin coat of plaster to even it out. It's tricky and I don't said. I use joint compound not regular plaster and apply a very thin coat then do it again and sponge out any irregularities. No sanding. Then match the paint color as close as possible or repaint that section of wall where there it comes to a corner or some other boundary where the colors won't be touching each other. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 6:55 AM
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That should read "I don't sand". Sanding would make it harder to match up --73.33.xxx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 8:39 AM
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Thanks Ally, I'll try that. --64.121.xxx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 9:26 AM
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Check out Zinsser's peel stop primer. I have not used it, but made a note about it the next time I might have need. --96.236.xx.xx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 7:23 PM
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The wet plaster may raise more of the paint but it should dry out and pull back down flat. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by JJ [NC]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 7:48 PM
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Prime the area with oil base primer before skim coating with plaster/sheetrock mud. The oil base primer will reduce the effect of the moisture from the mud on the old paint. --66.26.xxx.xx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 11:15 PM
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GKARL,

For such a patch use TOPPING COMPOUND not joint compound or spackle. It's harder, smoother, and will not melt when you touch wet paint to it.

Torn? Is this painted wallpaper?

We cover a lot of rough walls with spray splatter texture (joint compound in a hopper connected to an air compressor) Covers a multitude of sins!

It's all the rage in new houses here.

BRAD

--68.50.xx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2017 6:36 AM
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Use joint compound and nothing else. You will need to smooth the stuff and other forms of plaster will not smooth down with a sponge and require sanding which will ruin the whole area. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2017 5:15 PM
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Brad, it's not Wall paper, but what appears to be a thick coat of paint. It's like it didn't adhere to the wall well. --207.172.xx.xxx




Repairing Torn Paint? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2017 5:16 PM
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Ally, noted. --207.172.xx.xxx



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