How to Repair Peeling Paint | This Old House

How to Repair Peeling Paint | This Old House



I think what the cause of this is that the glue is still underneath there and it's reacting with its water soluble it's reacting with Lewis binder signing right and it's reacting with the water soluble joint compound and it's reactivating and it's crinkling and it's growing underneath there if you had only done one more application of stripper solution and kind of scoured that glue off with a with a green pad and use some real elbow grease we wouldn't have this step to do now now if you look here Melanie what we're going to do is we're going to take away the paint we're going to take away the compound and we're going to try to get back down to the original plaster and find that glue that's making this curl up – what we might want to do is use some some stripper solution on that and really get after this oh I think you can see it's clearing up and there there's I think that glue I think that's what's causing your trouble right there got some oil primer here and I want you to just spot Prime that's going to seal in the water-based glue in case we didn't catch it all now I'm going to let that dry that's a quick dry primer and you'll just go back to those steps that you originally used so put another layer of joint compound on right sand it down smooth out the texture mm-hmm and then prime it again yes you can't use too much primer oil-based primer just make sure you stick with that oil-based primer that's the insulating layer that keeps the problems underneath great and then I'm ready to paint again you're ready to paint again and I would say this time you should use a mildew resistant paint it's the only way to go for a bathroom

33 thoughts on “How to Repair Peeling Paint | This Old House

  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    He gouged the wall, and we're supposed to believe he knows what he's talking about? As others have said, there are many reasons for paint failure, and if he were right about the wallpaper paste, there'd be overall failure, not just an isolated spot. TOH, you can do a lot better than this.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Good job mr.noodle

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    whoever owned by apartment took a shortcut by painting the walls without primer. Now the paint is peeling off.  This should be illegal.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    I've spent a lot of money repairing my wall only to see the paint coming loose somewhere else. Is there a way to tell when you should just strip the paint instead of repairing it?  I ran into another situation where I stripped  a wall only to see the other half is perfectly fine but I think I have no choice but to continue stripping.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Bald head didn’t even finish the job.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Primer is the key it can be waterbased if you plan on using waterbased paint.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Looks like the window frames need a lot of prep work as well

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    My wall have 5 coats of paint year afyer year …. Crazy dad? Lol so now i just want a simple one colour on the wall…. as these paints have cause the walls to look like a ugly rainbow….

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    mildew resisting paint , is that also called mildewcide ? can anyone be sensitive to using a mildewcide paint or is there no health issues to worry about?

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    I don't like the word "I think" when you're touching my walls 😂. That's like when a nurse says "let's try to get this IV started" …… 🤔🤔 TRY? No ma'am

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    her voice is so beautiful and soothing… and btw neat tricl to recover a seal that wasnt taking care of at the first place!!

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Nigga made hella sound effects

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Jesus, the state of the window, what's the point of glossing such a terrible bit of woodwork like that?

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Been in construction all my life. This is a sales job in my opinion nothing to do with reality.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Yet another reason to avoid wallpaper, especially in the bathroom or kitchen.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    this guy reminds me of irving from bad grandpa

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Definitely great advice. Thanks for sharing

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    I am painter l want job

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Where can I buy that fish?

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Why use a dry compound? Is this because of uneven plaster walls?

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    👍👍👍👍👍

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    sir beautiful i appreciate u

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    To those commenting about how Jim is coming across, it looks like this segment was poorly edited. Notice the abrupt opening. It seems like the video started in the middle of a conversation. Also, it's pretty obvious the two have spoken before the recording, and she might have asked why only that spot had issues vs the entire wall.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    click at 1:05 over and over again. Personally, I like this guy. He knows what he's doing and seeing the same stupid mistakes over and over again for decades tends to get you a little jaded so I don't begrudge him some attitude.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    again leaves work for the home owner to do

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    This guy Jim Clark, comes across as a jerk on this series.  He belittles people because they don't know every single rule of painting a wall.    

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Not a big fan of this guy….

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    The wallpaper glue is only one cause of peeling paint… in order to cover the subject it would take AT LEAST a 30 minute show.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    People, for some reason try to cheap out on the paint when doing the bathroom. They don't think about the mildew and all those other little nasties that like moisture.

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