My white paint is shedding white dust

John Conlin / 25 May 2018

A reader would like to repaint a wall, but the white paint is shedding chalky dust.



Question

The inside walls of our garage are white painted but the white rubs off on contact with clothing.

Brushing down just produces more white dust and I would like to repaint but worry that the paint will just come away with more white dust. Is there a special paint?

Answer

The existing paint has perished. The condition is known as ‘chalking’. Coat the walls with ‘Stabilising Fluid’ using a roller and allow to dry before painting using a good quality smooth masonry paint.



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