We are currently working on repainting a bedroom and removed all the items from the wall(pictures, vanity, mirror etc). We completed this and then proceeded to use DryDex 16 oz. Dry Time Indicator Spackling Paste to cover up the holes/issues on the drywall. We then sanded once it was completely dry (24 hours), and wiped down the walls with a wet rag really well so there was no extra dust. We then proceeded to apply Kilz Primer (latex based) to the wall. After a few hours we noticed that the entire area we had applied kilz to that was over the spackling, was peeling!
We then tried to sand off the peeling pieces, re-spackle the areas that needed it, re-sand/clean off dust, and re-prime to the same results.
Currently at a loss of why this is happening. Both the Drydex and Kilz are brand new from the store. Bedroom is a casual household temperature (68-72). House was built in 1968 if that helps at all. What are we doing wrong and what can we do to be able to lay down paint and have a decent looking wall again? Every site I have seen doesn't seem to have a solid answer or one that we haven't tried (listed below). Thank you.
- We have tried to re-do our work thinking there was a layer of dust on it.
- We have sanded off the peeling pieces, re-spackle the areas that needed it, re-sand/clean off dust, applied a wall texture component to it, then primer with the same peeling results