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satimis 09-17-2012 05:58 AM

Seeking advice on rescuing the problematic wall
 
Hi all,


Latex paint is cracking, flaking and peeling in my flat (pls refer to following threads);
cracking_n_flaking
http://ubuntuone.com/6aLW7LOx1haZvbjj1ZAfcQ

peeling
http://ubuntuone.com/1ZCFOhB5Lvkplj72DvzdRW


I'm not prepared to repair it by repainting. I'm planning to hang wallpapers over it. I have following questions seeking for advice.

1)
I'll peel off all latex paint having cracking/flaking/peeling problem. The latex was painted on concrete wall which is quite smooth. But I will not sand the wall after peeling off the problematic paint. Because it will make my flat flying with dust NOT easy to clean.

2)
Would it be a good idea to add lining paper? If YES which grade? 1000?

3)
Or can I hang wallpaper direct without lining paper?

4)
Or is there any better idea to rescue the damaged wall?


I suppose the cracking, flaking and peeling of latex paint is due to the high humidity in Summer here which last 4~5 months with ave 80% humidity and 30~34 deg C (86~93 deg F).

Advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

B.R.
satimis

nealtw 10-15-2012 12:05 AM

This looks like water in the concrete is causing problems, is this an exterier wall?

satimis 10-15-2012 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 78368)
This looks like water in the concrete is causing problems, is this an exterier wall?

No it is an internal wall. It is drywall. I painted it about 14~15 months ago without primer. I suppose it is the cause. The wall was a little bid dirty with marks on it. Therefore I just painted over the old paint with latex. It worked for a short time, smooth and shinning

nealtw 10-15-2012 01:59 PM

I don't know enough to answer your questions on wall paper.


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