Our home is 6 years old.
The interior is painted with latex over skim coat plaster.
In one room, I am in the habit of sitting up in bed while
typing on my laptop (like right now) while leaning back
against the wall.
Earlier today, I noticed that the paint had deteriorated in
the "leaning" area.
There is no visible difference, but if I run my hand along
the surface, the paint feels "dry" and smooth until I reach
the "leaning" zone.
There, it feels very slightly "tacky" and if I touch it with
my fingernail, the paint is extremely soft, and peels off in
small areas. The material that peels off is "rubbery" in
Of course, I would love to know what might have caused this
problem, but even more important than that is the issue of
preparation for a re-coat.
What might be an appropriate way to remove the defective
paint? Also, what sort of prep (if any) might be needed to
avoid a repeat of the problem.
Thanks for any help,
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