Painting & Decorating Question

Damp looking sections after painting

Our back hallway was replastered over 10 years ago and has had colour changes several times. Lately we repainted with a dulux specially mixed Matt paint which has left large patches that look damp but definitely aren't. What can be causing this? The previous paint was johnstones trade and covered beautifully with no problems. Help.

2 Answers

In are experience if a wall looks damp is usually is.. maybe not to the touch but the wall could be holding a little amount of water. Maybe try giving the wall another coat and if the happens again, contact a trade professional

Answered 24th Aug 2017

FS Home Improvements

Member since 28 Jul 2017

Hi
Having established there are no damp problems,sounds like its the paint mix.
Dulux is a very good paint but with any mix it need to be really well mixed before application.
I would try once again to paint one wall and see how it dries out,maybe even with some Johnston paint if you have a little left.
If this works out it the paint mix problem.
I would bring it back.
On another note just be sure there is no dampness coming through the wall.
Your rain water goods even having a small drip can cause this ,so i would check that out also.
I hope this helps.
Regards
Garys

Answered 24th Aug 2017

Chestnutt Decorators

Member since 5 Jun 2017

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