Advice re flaking paint

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Postby Jerico » Thu May 22, 2008 8:28 pm

The best paints that i have found in Yambol come from the 'Body Colour' shop by the concrete sheep bridge (next to the sex shop), just up from the market.

Just get them to shake the paint twice, is my tip of the day.

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Postby DANNIA » Thu May 22, 2008 9:20 pm

yeah I bet you do Jerrard! :wink:
You sure its not body paint you are after.

sorry Mod
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Bricolage also do some good paint, but I can't remember the name and the paint is in the barn, will get it if you want it Jude, email me, and Jerrard please can you return my mail, thank you.

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Postby stevek » Thu May 22, 2008 10:19 pm

We have been out buying paint today for the same problem on our very old house here in the UK, over the years we have decorated several times only to see the paint flaking off in several places, we tried PVA, Gloss painting the offending areas etc all without success, however a check on the internet for "Breathable Paint" will bring up quite a lot of info about the need for old (damp) properties to be able to breath and that slapping on modern "plastic based" emulsions will lead to the problems we (and possibly you?) have, All the above also of course applies to New Plasterwork and in fact Dulux actually produce an emulsion paint (Trade Supermatt) esp suitable for painting onto new plasterwork. The Paint we bought is a Water Based Emulsion in a flat matt finish and if you check with the makers they are well aware of the "breathing" issue and can readily tells you which of their paints are. From our experience it seems that the modern "cures" for dampness esp in old properties dont really work and can make the problem worse.
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Postby jinx57 » Fri May 23, 2008 9:29 am

Jude,

Thoughts on what Stevek said about breathable paint, if its not available here's another option which is opposite but should have the required effect.

You might think to use a plastic paint. This is available in UK and needs lots of coats to provide like a thin plastic flexible layer with a matt emulsion type finish. No, its not kitchen and bathroom paint, that's just moisture resistant and washable!

What has been used for insulation on the offending wall? Your builders will be able to tell you. If, heaven forbid, anything absorbent has been used it could have drawn damp in and be transferring it to whatever is behind the paint - plasterboard?

There's loads of possibilities here, your builders probably your best option to start with as information gathering point.

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Postby elaine » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:02 pm

Hi,

we have a problem on some internal walls. The paint has flaked off but appears to have been pushed off by a sort of white fluffy mould that we cannot get rid of. We had one wall stripped and re-plastered and painted but it has still come back. One wall is in a hallway prone to condensation, but we also have 2 patches on our kitchen walls that do not have any condensation problems.

We were told to keep spraying the walls with Savo, which we did. However, as soon as we stop and leave the walls for a short time the paint starts flaking off again!

Does anybody have any ideas what this could be and how to cure it?

Many thanks,

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Postby jinx57 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:37 pm

Hi Elaine,

What is the wall sitting on? Your problem could be rising damp.

You could inject the wall (make holes about 9cm apart) with a damp proofing foam that fills up all nooks and crannies, smells disgusting and is administered by its own pump (same way as foam filling round windows)

Is the wall a downstairs one and is it NOT load bearing? if so, you could put a slate course in at floor level this would be impervious to moisture.

Could be done on load baring wall too but would need to be professionally done and could be very costly.

doesn't sound so nice .... Is there a fungal stop available that actually destroys the fungus at source rather than treating the mold? Mr Bricolage might be a source.

If the product you need is not available in Bulg, there's folk who drive over for the summer holidays who would surely help by bringing you what you need. Otherwise maybe online ordering and DHL?

Sure you'll get a load of advice from other folk, let us all know how you get on please!

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Postby elaine » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:44 pm

Thanks for that.

We will have a good look again when we go out in a couple of weeks.
We could not find any mould treatments last time we were there which is why our builder told us to use Savo. We will have a look to see if there is anything in the UK we can take over with us.

It may be that we have to consider a damp course.

Thanks again for your help.

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Postby Nosmo_King » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:56 pm

It will certainly be rising damp . The white mould can come from the lime mortar used in Bulgaria . Savo , i believe is just bleach , will not do any long term good , or harm.


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