Re: Peeling paint on bare drywall. How to prep this wall for repainting?
Primer on the flaking surface will "glue" the dust and flakes together, providing a better base to work from.
Originally Posted by QFT
I really don't think I'd go with an oil base primer, I'd either use a PVA primer, designed for bare drywall, or a stain sealer such as BIN primer, both of which would soak into the flaking, peeling paint and help stabilize and adhere it, rather than just smearing a coating over it. Your top coat will only be as good as your base, and if you don't stabilize the peeling paint, it will continue to peel under the top coat you apply, and will fail in short order.
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