Does this look like damp?

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Does this look like damp?

Post by DIY_R » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi,

I've attached 2 photos of my kitchen wall. On the other side of the wall is the outside. I've recently noticed 2 patches high up on the wall. In these patches the paint appears to have a layer of what can be best described as 'fizzy looking paint' (see close-up photo). This fizz can be wiped off with the paint underneath looking ok. There are no damp patches in the ceiling or below this.

I appreciate you can't comment on where water is coming from - I'll investigate. But just wanted people to chime in and confirm this appearance would be due to water damage.

Thanks.

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Re: Does this look like damp?

Post by multiman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:13 pm

Possibly is it flaky ?

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Re: Does this look like damp?

Post by DIY_R » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:30 pm

It's flaky as seen in the close up photo. You can possibly see where I've swiped a bit of it away with a finger. The paint underneath remains intact though.
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Re: Does this look like damp?

Post by multiman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:16 pm

Yes I can see it looks like mild form of damp I would buy a damp meter and test

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Re: Does this look like damp?

Post by someone-else » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:32 pm

a Damp meter is nothing but a glorified multi meter, I wouldn't waste money on one.
To check for damp why not put a piece of paper on it and see does said paper darken, if it does, its damp, but it does look like some sort of crystal.
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Re: Does this look like damp?

Post by wes56 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:02 pm

if the wall is dot an dabbed it culd be damp coming thru the adhesive dabs. a photo or two from outsidecould show more. is there an extractor in the kitchen?
was there aaa old chimney breastthere?
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