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Gloss paint peeling?

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TheFallenNinja Tue 25-Jun-13 07:50:15

The good thing about wood is you can always sand it back and start again. smile

PigletJohn Sat 22-Jun-13 22:47:32

I think you need to smooth it off with fine sandpaper, removing all the loose, peeling or flaking material, hoover and brush off the dust and wipe clean with white spirit, and repaint. White undercoat before the gloss will improve the finish.

The water-based paints do not yellow. They are not as durable but will not matter indoors if not prone to being knocked or kicked. They are IMO not as glossy. If using water-based, leave the white spirit at least a day to dry off first. You can get water-based white acrylic primer undercoat which is very quick dying and easy to smooth. Any bare wood must be primed.

WildThongsHeartString Sat 22-Jun-13 21:45:58

No. blush
I've made a horses arse of it haven't I?

TheFallenNinja Sat 22-Jun-13 11:01:48

I suspect the yellowing wasn't age, just the colour of the wood. Did you prime it first?

WildThongsHeartString Sat 22-Jun-13 10:58:37

It was also gloss, it had yellowed with age. I didn't sand it or anything, just washed and dried it.

PigletJohn Fri 21-Jun-13 22:22:08

My first guess is, not sanded, or an incompatible layer underneath.

How did you prepare and clean the surface before painting? What was the previous treatment? Did you use an oil or a water paint?

WildThongsHeartString Thu 20-Jun-13 20:23:01

All of a sudden, on the struts of the banister. I painted it about a year ago, why would it be peeling. Not near a radiator or anything.

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