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Wall which has small flakes

what can be done on a wall which has small flakes, to make it look good.

2 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

Prep the wall properly.


Answered 21st Nov 2012

The most common causes are moisture beneath the paint film and paint applied over dirt, oil, grease or onto a poorly prepared, powdery surface. Water-based coatings may blister if applied over surfaces previously painted with solvent-based paints or primed with a solvent-based stabilising primer that isn't thinned prior to application. To remedy the problem, scrape back all poorly adhering coating to a firm edge and abrade shiny surfaces with abrasive paper. If a solvent-based masonry paint or gloss finish was previously applied, repaint with either


Answered 5th Jul 2016

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