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Old January 18th 06, 08:48 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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I know it's the wrong time of year for exterior painting, but needs must...

I've recently painted some masonry (lintel/window cill) using an
exterior emulsion. Previous surface was pretty sound; gloss paint
(probably oil-based I think). I cleaned the surface first and and
sanded it very slightly to key it, and it was totally dry and also
frost-free when I painted it.

However, within a couple of weeks, it's a total dog's breakfast; the new
paint has cracked and flaked, and I can peel it off with my fingers.

So, once I've scrubbed the scabby paint off, how to sort it? Is the
problem likely to be because the underlying paint was (I think?)
oil-based? And/or not keyed enough? I want a quick'n easy solution
ideally (house up for sale shortly!) - what would be best? Is there an
intermediate paint or primer that would make the emulsion stick? Or
should I attack the old paint with a wire brush to key it better?

Thanks
David

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Old January 18th 06, 08:57 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Not really a reply to your initial problem, David, but don't use a wire
brush to prepare a surface for painting.
It leaves a metallic film embedded into the underlying paint, which
will make things much, much worse: I once used it ahead of
eggshell-gloss, and the new pain just wouldn't 'stick' -- like painting
on Teflon.
I had to strip right back to bare wood ...

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Old January 20th 06, 08:46 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Wot no answers?? (apart from what *not* to do!)

Surely this conundrum isn't above everyone here? :-)

Lobster wrote:
I know it's the wrong time of year for exterior painting, but needs must...

I've recently painted some masonry (lintel/window cill) using an
exterior emulsion. Previous surface was pretty sound; gloss paint
(probably oil-based I think). I cleaned the surface first and and
sanded it very slightly to key it, and it was totally dry and also
frost-free when I painted it.

However, within a couple of weeks, it's a total dog's breakfast; the new
paint has cracked and flaked, and I can peel it off with my fingers.

So, once I've scrubbed the scabby paint off, how to sort it? Is the
problem likely to be because the underlying paint was (I think?)
oil-based? And/or not keyed enough? I want a quick'n easy solution
ideally (house up for sale shortly!) - what would be best? Is there an
intermediate paint or primer that would make the emulsion stick? Or
should I attack the old paint with a wire brush to key it better?

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Old January 25th 06, 08:11 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 19:48:18 GMT, Lobster wrote:

I know it's the wrong time of year for exterior painting, but needs must...

I've recently painted some masonry (lintel/window cill) using an
exterior emulsion. Previous surface was pretty sound; gloss paint
(probably oil-based I think). I cleaned the surface first and and
sanded it very slightly to key it, and it was totally dry and also
frost-free when I painted it.

However, within a couple of weeks, it's a total dog's breakfast; the new
paint has cracked and flaked, and I can peel it off with my fingers.

So, once I've scrubbed the scabby paint off, how to sort it? Is the
problem likely to be because the underlying paint was (I think?)
oil-based? And/or not keyed enough? I want a quick'n easy solution
ideally (house up for sale shortly!) - what would be best? Is there an
intermediate paint or primer that would make the emulsion stick? Or
should I attack the old paint with a wire brush to key it better?

Thanks
David


yeah...I have this is certain areas..
over render.

I THINK the problem is a combined problem

The areas are exposed, subject to water splash, and MANILY on the north
side of the house, in deep shade.

My CONJECTURE is that water is spalshing onto the render, through the
breathable paint, and is freezing, and lifting the paint off.

What I intend to do is wait for summer, let it all dry our, strip any loose
paint, paint with a water sealent top prevent more moistiue getting in, and
repaint over that.

I don't want to entirely waterproof the render, as it needs to breathe a
bit to clear any moistrure that does get in.

I'll let you know how it works next winter..
:-)





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Old January 26th 06, 09:12 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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I don't want to entirely waterproof the render, as it needs to breathe a
bit to clear any moistrure that does get in.


Moisture that gets in because it isn't waterproof you mean?


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Old January 26th 06, 09:32 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 08:12:12 GMT, Stuart Noble wrote:

I don't want to entirely waterproof the render, as it needs to breathe a
bit to clear any moistrure that does get in.


Moisture that gets in because it isn't waterproof you mean?


Not exactly, no. Moisture that gets in because its actcually got an airgap
behind it before its hits the marine ply skin of the house.
And a breatheable membrane so that any damp in the studowork structure can
breathe outwards as well.


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