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How can i repair flaking paint above radiators?

I have flaking/cracking paint above radiators in hall and lounge. I have previously sanded off loose paint and used Polycell to smooth the surface and repainted but eventually the cracks come back. This is in a property I am renting out and suspect it may have been due to previous tenants drying wet clothes on radiators. Any ideas how this can be repaired? Is there a better product I can use or should I use some lining paper or just replaster?

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Hi the reason you are getting flaking is the plaster has got damp and then dryed quickly which results in what they call crackly glaze .
To solve this you will need to remove offending area and re-skim .
I hope this helps


Answered 27th Dec 2012

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