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One time I threw a shoe nearly all the way over the top of my house.


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accepted What should I do about paint flaking away from an area with moisture in the wall?
Sep
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comment What should I do about paint flaking away from an area with moisture in the wall?
Thanks for the tips, @brett-grubb - I think you're right; the condensation is appearing from the inside, but I hadn't considered the temperature difference to be what's causing it. The oven is built into an old chimney space, and so is utilising natural (unpowered) ventilation for extraction, so maybe a localised, powered extractor might help matters. Thanks!
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Mar
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comment What should I do about paint flaking away from an area with moisture in the wall?
Thanks for the tips. I was wondering if there's wicking (I learned a new word!) either from the outside store and through the wall, or from the inside out (since obviously the air can become quite moist in an active kitchen, and my wife cooks a lot), but I wasn't sure if anything could be done to the store. Worth noting that right in the very corner the plaster is dark, and very occasionally the wall feels wet. Other (flaky) areas feel bone dry.
Mar
20
comment What should I do about paint flaking away from an area with moisture in the wall?
The paint is flaking rather than bubbling. The plaster is not coming away - just the paint. There isn't a direct heat source near either part of the kitchen. There is a large window about a foot up and a foot to the left of the much smaller flaking that has started recently. There is no other moisture source near the original point other than backing onto the outside store.
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asked What should I do about paint flaking away from an area with moisture in the wall?