Methods to repair this peeling paint?
This wall was painted a couple of yr and a half in the past and a Nest thermostat with mounting plate put put over the paint. After I purchased the home I pulled the Nest and plate peeling the paint within the course of. I am positive I might simply peel off rather more paint.
Methods to I make the remaining paint keep the place it’s? I simply want it to remain hooked up so I can put a bit of extra paint again. I’ve one other Nest plate I can lower as much as cowl the holes.
Any assistance is appreciated.
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You should ask on r/paint but I’m going to say repainting the wall is really the only solution
Scrape, sand, prime, repaint. In that order. Add beer between steps.
It’s most likely peeling because the tan paint underneath wasn’t sanded or cleaned thoroughly before being repainted. There’s nothing you can really do to keep it from continuing to peel IMO.
You should be fine just cutting the loose stuff with a carpet knife scoring it enough to pull off without continuing the peeling. The positive is this happened where mechanical force was applied and not in some random spot where it decided to peel on its own, so it probably has enough adhesion. take your thermostat off the wall, prime, a thin coat of spot putty, sand, another coat of primer, and paint, and then… when the paint is dry… and not tacky… put your thermostat back on. before taking off any outlet covers, trim, or anything that has been painted with the wall, use a knife to carefully score around it and pull it off carefully.