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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: Peeling primer and paint
« Last post by chrisn on June 24, 2017, 02:37:49 AM »
Left over wall paper paste, silicon, or some such contaminate. Needs to scraped off and re done
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Peeling primer and paint
« Last post by KGL on June 23, 2017, 10:25:20 PM »
I have been spackling and painting a wall and continue to have problems with it. I added spackling to a dry wall joint and painted it with Benjamin Moore paint and it bubbled and peels when I try to correct it. So I re-sanded and painted it with primer and it the primer still cracked and peeled. I have attached a pic of one of the problem areas. I was told by the Home Depot paint department it may be the high humidity we are experiencing here in Alabama due to three weeks of rain due to Cindy. This is interior wall in an air conditioned home, so I'm struggling with that explanation. I used the Dab DekDry spackle on the dry wall joint.

Any advise would be appreciated, thanks!
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Peeling paint.
« Last post by dhanvey on June 18, 2017, 06:57:13 PM »
I hired a painter to pain small kitchen old plaster (65 years old),  the pain is peeling off.  What do I need to do besides fire the idiot that painted it
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Off Topic / Re: Hello !!! Am new here
« Last post by demanding on June 16, 2017, 08:10:11 AM »
I agree with you that. It takes place here;) I greet you
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After it's dry your OK.
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I painted my (metal) baseboard heater with some spray paint that has ~460g/l VOC. While painting it had an incredibly strong odor as well. This heater is at one side of the room and about 9 feet long. I will be sleeping right next to it.

The spray paint was cheap enamel too, but it says that it is non-toxic when dry. Does anyone know if dangerous gasses could come off the metal heater after it has dried?


If that is not known, would it be a good idea to roll on some other low VOC paint? Would covering it mitigate the issue or completely eliminate toxic releases from the enamel paint beneath it?
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Exterior Paint issue.
« Last post by J2roch on May 25, 2017, 05:56:08 PM »
Newbie here.

Just had our exterior of home painted by a company that was rated A++ here in Phoenix area.

I had a lot of hairline cracks on the stucco.  Vertical, horizontal and spider web look.    Tbe company pressured washed, then put on a coat of Dunn Edwards Evershield Flat on.   After the coat thete were still hairline cracks visible.  They applied Dap Custom Patch Sanded with a brush.  They then applied a 2nd coat.   After the 2nd coat dried you can see where all the hairline cracks were because the Custom Patch was bleeding through!  The company said they would be back to fix.  Tbey came back and applied a coat of flexible masonary primer which is for stucco hairline cracks.   Then they applied another coat of paint,  but still can see all the brushed lines from Custom Patch.  Anothet coat of primer and paint again and lines are still visible!!   My stucco finish is becoming non existent because of so many coats.   They want to apply another coat of primer and paint!

Anyone have any ideas of what happened in my case and how to eliminate the Custom Patch lines?

Thanks
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: priming new wood cabinets
« Last post by chrisn on May 25, 2017, 05:07:17 PM »
Prime first, then touch up after putty, no need to prime the caulk, just paint it
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / priming new wood cabinets
« Last post by larryt63 on May 25, 2017, 02:33:38 PM »
which comes first when priming new wood cabinets ? do i putty and caulk cabinet door trim nail holes first or do i spray enamel undercoat first then putty and caulk  ???
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Unless they are very dirty just vacuum the dust and paint away
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