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Why does the paint come off walls when I clean them with damp sponge

Posted by Diane Robinson, on
I have just had my walls painted with crown matt emulsion. When I clean dirty marks off with a clean damp sponge the paint comes off and can see the original paint underneath. Could you please tell me why this is happening. Thank you
Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Hello Diane, Welcome to the site. Andrews given you a good answer. But get someone to look at it for free Best to get an on site survey/quotation done, this is a free service to you and you will get 3 quotes. Simply post your job onto rated people's site. You are not obliged to go with any of the quotes- but every job that's posted is paid for by the relevant tradesmen .if they contact you that means they are interested in your job. If one of them are awarded the job then great news for you both. Regards Michael
Michael Emery

Michael Emery

You need to put vinyl matt emulsion on you walls that can be wiped down not just matt emulsion, or better still washable matts like dulux endurance or wickes durable which are actually scrubable Regards Mick Emery Emery Painters & Decorators
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Hi Diane, There are a number of possible reasons for this, if anyone smokes in the house the nicotine would prevent the paint adhering to the surface if it was'nt prepared properly. If the surface was not prepared properly. Is there any signs of damp. If in the bathroom, a bathroom paint ie vinyl silk should have been used. If in a high traffic area or children present a wipeable matt ie Dulux Diamond or Endurance matt should have been advised or requsted. A.L. SMITH DECORATORS, Est 1980

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