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Old primer paint peeling after removing wallpaper

Hi,
we have removed old wallpaper in living room, back to the old primer paint (greyish colour). However, this is peeling in lots of areas. Have sanded and tried to apply new paint in one sample corner but it bubbles and looks a terrible finish. Do I need to get walls plastered or is there something else (cheaper) I can do to make them look good enough to paint?

6 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

Blue grit 24 hours day before then plasterer

2020-02-26T14:55:02+00:00

Answered 26th Feb 2020

You could use lining paper instead of plastering, it won't be a perfect finish but if the paper is hung well it'll be pretty good and cheaper than a skim.

2020-02-26T18:10:02+00:00

Answered 26th Feb 2020

Blue grit then re plaster next day

2020-02-26T18:10:02+00:00

Answered 26th Feb 2020

you could try Dulux Exterior & Interior Wall Sealer 1st much cheaper than
a re plaster of all walls

2020-02-26T18:10:02+00:00

Answered 26th Feb 2020

I would use blue grit and after at least 12 hours I would plaster the wall.

2020-02-26T18:55:02+00:00

Answered 26th Feb 2020

you can try rubbing it down with sandpaper. re-paint it with oil based undercoat thinned out. painting the worst areas with 2 coats

2020-03-02T18:50:02+00:00

Answered 2nd Mar 2020

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