How To Seal Flaking Paint On Walls: Steps And Items Needed


Steps And Items Needed To Seal Flaking Paint On Walls

Your wall with some peeling paint will look ugly in your home and will be the reason of embarrassment and frustration for you. If the applied paint peels from your interior wall then you need to know that the reason behind it is that the paint is improperly applied and the moisture leaky through from your wall to its paint surface. Repaint your wall with peeling paint to repair & restore your wall and will give new look and shine to your wall. Here are the item list and steps for this process to finish your work without wasting your precious time:

Required Item List

  • Drop Cloths
  • Masking Tape & Paint Scraper
  • Wire Brush & Wall Patching Compound
  • Putty Knife & Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Tack Cloth & Stain-Blocking Latex Primer
  • Paint Tray & 2-Inch Flat Paintbrush
  • Paint Roller & Interior Latex Paint

Steps For This Process

  1. First of all, you need to lay down any drop cloths to cover your floor under the wall. You also need to apply some masking tape around your windows & doors and above your baseboards to protect these type of areas from any paint stain.
  2. Now you need to scrape the old paint as much as possible by first using the paint scraper and then you need to use the wire brush.
  3. Next if you see that there is any hole or cracks in your wall then you need to repair every crack or hole with the help of patching compound.
  4. Then you need to apply the patching compound with the help of a putty knife and then smooth it in a thin layer to fill all damaged areas along your wall. Allow this patching compound to dry wholly.
  5. Now it's time to sand your wall over all the repaired areas to make it even & smooth with your surrounding wall before applying your primer. Wipe off your wall with the help of tack cloth to remove the dust which comes after the sanding process.
  6. Once done, now you need to apply the primer to the wall first to seal your wall and avert any type of moisture problems.
  7. Next you need to use your paintbrush first to paint around the perimeter of your wall and then you have to use your paint roller to paint your whole wall. Allow your applied wall primer to dry according to the time which is recommended on your primer can.
  8. Then its time to apply the latex paint when the previously applied primer is fully dry in the same way as you do with the primer. Let the applied latex paint to dry wholly and then you need to apply a second coat of paint if necessary, if not then let the paint dry for a few hours.
  9. Finally, remove all the masking tape & drop cloths.
  10. A useful tip for this process, house- painting-info recommends that you need to try to keep your interior rooms below 50 % humidity to reduce peeling interior.
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