How to restore a painted wall
It is safe to say that everybody will agree that a peeling wall is a horrible eyesore. It ruins the beauty of a building or home and can be somewhat of an embarrassment for its inhabitants. In most cases, paint that peels off an interior wall, ties back to the surface of the mentioned wall being improperly prepared which results in moisture seeping through and damaging the paint. If by any chance, your home has succumbed to that problem, you are in luck. Allow us to explain to you how to repair a peeling wall.
- Paint scraper
- Putty knife
- Sanding block
- Painter’s tape
- Newspaper or dropcloth
- Damp cloth
Begin, by removing any items or furniture that is causing an obstruction. Afterwards you should line the floor and any remaining furniture with newspaper or a drop cloth, to protect them from any paint splashes.
Apply painter’s tape to relevant areas that need to be covered to avoid getting paint on it (like the trimming).
Scrape away all loose paint with the paint scraper, taking heed not to press too hard to avoid making unnecessary holes or dents in the wall.
If there are any holes or cracks, it can be patched with Polyfilla. It can be applied with a putty knife and then smoothened out. Allow it to dry completely before you proceed to the next step.
You should then sand the areas that have been treated and then wipe the wall with a damp rag to remove any dust.
Now it’s time to apply the primer to the wall. This is going to help you seal the wall and prevent any further moisture related problems. The primer can be applied with a paintbrush on the perimeter and use a roller to apply primer on all other areas. Allow it dry for the recommended time as per the product directions.
Apply the paint in the same manner that you have applied the primer. After it has dried, apply a second coat if necessary.