Is the paint on your ceilings or walls starting to peel? Is your otherwise nice home starting to look shabby because of it? Have you patched it up once or twice and the peeling keeps coming back? Want to get it fixed? Lets talk!
Peeling paint visually spoils your otherwise nice looking home.
Theres no way around it - peeling paint just looks shabby. There are two reasons for paint to peel - age or bad bonding.
Painted surfaces don't last forever. At some point the flexibility goes and with normal changes in temperature and humidity the old dry paint cracks and starts to peel.
Water leaks - Paint has to stick to something. If theres been a leak in the ceiling, moisture can break the bond or 'hold' that the paint has on your wall or ceiling. So, the leak must be repaired and the area dry before I can help.
Incorrect undercoat/primer - In newer homes the joins of Gyprock sheeting are often places where paint starts to peel. This is because the surfaces either did not have the plaster dust removed properly or they were not properly primed before the top coats of paint were applied.
In ALL the above situations, just slapping more paint on, will not fix the problem for very long at all.
At The Tidy Painter I’ve developed a simple system to stop peeling for many years to come.
1. I check that there is no moisture remaining. If there is some sort of leak, that needs to be fixed before I can start.
2. I scrape ALL the loose (non-bonded) paint off. The pictures above show the same room before and after scraping. Scraping small visible 'peels' nearly always reveals much larger areas of non-bonded paint that is just 'hanging in there' about to fall at any time. It literally falls off in your hand.
3. I call the now bare areas 'craters' because there is a visible difference in depth between the bare ceiling/wall and the thickness of the existing stable paint skin. This difference in thickness is filled with a very fine wet plaster skim. 24 hours later the skim is sanded using a vacuum sander that sucks up 99% of the plaster dust.
4. Next I paint the entire ceiling (or wall repair) with a product that glues everything together. This glue coat seals the plaster and fills any microscopic cracks in the good but old paint. It's prevention AND cure!
5. By now your ceiling is smooth but may need a coat of undercoat to even out all the colours.
6. Then 2 coats of pure flat white ceiling paint is applied. Flat or Matt is always used because it evens out any tiny remaining imperfections.
Call me for an obligation free Peeling Paint inspection and quote.
If you want peeling paint removed and repaired in an easy and stress free way, (and you live in Mosman, Cremorne, or the Lower North Shore) lets talk.
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✓ Check for moisture.
✓ Cover and protect all furniture.
✓ Scrape all loose paint.
✓ Skim plaster fill 'craters' created.
✓ 'Glue' entire ceiling to seal repairs and protect existing paintwork.
✓ Undercoat to even out colours.
✓ Finish with Flat/Matt white paint for the best look.
✓ Close attention to detail.
✓ Personalised service.
✓ Detailed written quote.
✓ Fully insured.
✓ Punctual, Neat, Courteous, Quiet, and Safe.