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Question DetailsAsked on 5/11/2011

Peeling ceilings

I’ve painted my interiors myself over the years and also had it done by professionals. I have a two story house, built in 1935, with plaster walls & ceilings. In some rooms the ceilings start to peel after a few months. This happens on both levels. Finally on the first floor I had a dropped ceiling installed. Painters have suggested a skim coat of plaster, but how do I know if that will adhere? Any advice will be appreciated.

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This sounds like a widespread problem, which means that at some point, somebody goofed. My best guess is that at some point someone used an incompatible solution to prep the surface, and it’s still giving you issues from coat-to-coat. If I were you, I would get a paint supplier sales rep to come for a visit. They should be able to take some samples and find the root of your problem, and when you get suppliers involved you get more of a warranty.

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