Seeking advice on rescuing the problematic wall

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  1. Sep 17, 2012 #1

    satimis

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    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
     
  2. Oct 15, 2012 #2

    nealtw

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    This looks like water in the concrete is causing problems, is this an exterier wall?
     
  3. Oct 15, 2012 #3

    satimis

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    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
     
  4. Oct 15, 2012 #4

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

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