In this video, painting contractor Jim Clark solves persistent peeling-paint problems.
1. Use a stiff-blade putty knife to scrape off peeling paint and old joint compound.
2. Scrub the walls clean of all wallpaper-glue residue using wallpaper stripper solution and a coarse scouring pad.
3. Spot prime the area with an oil-based primer.
4. Once the primer is dry, spread a thin layer of joint compound over the area.
5. When the joint compound is dry, sand the area smooth with 100-grit abrasive paper, then prime again with oil-based primer.
6. Apply two paint topcoats; use mildew-resistant paint in bathrooms and kitchens.