|The peeling paint in our bathroom.|
Normally, this means removing all the paint and starting over.
Since I didn’t prime, I ended up paint that just pulled off the wall like plastic wrap off a glass bowl… The paint just peeled off the walls. It was awful!!!!
After spending a whole day painting the bathroom and kitchen, Jim and I had to spend about an hour the next day peeling it off the kitchen walls because it wasn’t sticking.
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I received no compensation.
Hoping that maybe the paint had cured enough that I wouldn’t have to remove it I tried scraping it where I had sprayed the Latex Based Paint Remover. It did NOT scratch off! I was so excited!
Then I tried scratching where I hadn’t sprayed it. I wasn’t so lucky, the paint scratched off.
Two days later, all the paint was bonded and no longer scraped or peeled off!!!
Just to make sure I hadn’t missed any spots, I sprayed all the walls again. Two days later, I used sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots, washed the walls, primed, and painted.
|Here you can see how bad the paint was peeling on the left.|
On the right you can see how it looked after using the spray.
So that’s the trick.
I should point out that the way I used this product is NOT the way it is advertised to be used. I used it in a way that it is not intended to be used at all. However, it did save me a lot of work. I don’t know if it will work as I used it on all surfaces or with all paints. Since it is formulated for latex paint, I don’t think I’d try it with oil based paints.
I can’t guarantee it will work in every situation where the paint isn’t sticking. But for me, the paint job was already ruined, so I thought it was worth the risk. Fortunately, it worked! And because it was so easy, if I run into an issue with peeling paint again, I’ll probably try this first, before I try anything else.
As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention…” Always prime if you don’t know what kind of paint is on the wall. But if you find yourself in this situation, this trick might work for you too.
Hey! If you have had an experience with peeling paint please share it. Misery loves company!!! hehe!