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You need to scrape off all the peeling/flaking bits or it will simply push off the new paint you apply. Sand thoroughly, back to the bare plaster if need be.


Apply two coats of Zinsser Gardz to all affected areas before redecorating.


Unless you remedy the cause of the peeling though (usually condensation) it may recur. Extractor fan?

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If the ceiling was skimmed and then the emulsion not watered down it will not have bonded to the plaster.


If going over bare plaster new or old, always give the surface a mist coat 30% water - 70% white emulsion, this will bond the two together nicely, neat paint will not take to new plaster.


If you were to skim over it wants fully scrapping back, prepping, skimming then doing what I said above.


Hope this helps, Chris

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