Gloss painted on gloss is peeling. What do I do?

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  • Chances are it was repainted without being properly primed. Strip or sand paint off and start over.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 14, 2017
    The original gloss should have been sanded and primed. I'm guessing it wasn't. If I had this problem, I would try sanding the entire area and trying to feather in where there were marks from missing paint. If I couldn't get all of the marks and unevenness out, I'd use some type of filler to fill them in the sand them smooth. Not it's ready to basically start over. Use a good primer like Kilz or Zinsser and when that's dry, use a new gloss paint to finish the project. Depending on what it is, it could also be a good idea to use a coat of poly just to seal everything in. Wishing you the best.

  • Sharon Brown Davis Sharon Brown Davis on Dec 14, 2017
    Yep it's a goner. Have to start over.

  • Ken Ken on Dec 14, 2017
    Depending on how much and what this can be a hard lesson to learn. Even using primer that advertises you don't have to sand will always yield better results if you clean and do something to kill the gloss.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 14, 2017
    Use paint remover and then undercoat and then topcoat. You did not give it a key to grip on to.......