Solving Peeling Paint Problems


I painted my daughter’s bedroom using primer and then paint. Now it has become my son’s room, and there are spots where the paint just pulls off in long strips and looks like rubber. I want to repaint the room, but have no idea how to handle these areas. What can I do?

It’s pointless to simply paint over an issue like this, because your new finish won’t stick to layers and layers of bad paint. Instead, spend the time and effort to strip away all of the old paint so that you can smoothly brush on a long-lasting new coat.

There are several environmentally friendly, low-VOC stripping products on the market, including Ready-Strip Plus, which has a color-change feature that tells you when the old paint it’s applied to is ready to be removed.

After you’ve finished this step, repair and sand surfaces, and prime before painting with KILZ Odorless Primer. From there, you’ll be able to apply a new hue that’ll last until your next room redecoration project comes along.

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