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NancyLee
Calcimite - arrgggghhhh.....

SO we know what it is but haven't found a way to treat it successfully (i.e., without chasing cracks and peeling paint forever).
Anyone???

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Calcimite - arrgggghhhh.....
NancyLee wrote:

SO we know what it is but haven't found a way to treat it successfully (i.e., without chasing cracks and peeling paint forever).
Anyone???

Despite your insistance on another thread, the word is calcimine.Look it up.

Plenty of information on the web and in books as to how to treat it.
No easy quick "coating" fix.What leads you to conclude that is of issue?

Removal of the offending layers and cleaning with TSP, soda ash, other methods, and creating a fresh pallet, assuming you have lime plaster - if you have earth plaster and hide glue with say hair filler your successful options are even more limited. Removing all "laytex" paint layers, failed "oil" paint layers and forgetting about using any "laytex" paint in the future. They still make milk paints and milk paint removers. They also still make lime wash (lime paints) too.

Milk paint, distemper paint, lime wash, kalsomine, other things to look up too.

Two good starting self-education resource articles are (click on links):

http://www.plasterlord.com/notebook/fcalcimine.htm

http://www.masterofplaster.com/helpfulhints/index.html

Caution - multiple forms of lead can be found in older architectual coatings - advise testing and considering the presence of lead before embarking on upon your remediation approach.

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