My aunt has been renting this house for quite some time and all around the kitchen ceiling the paint is falling off like this
I wanna help her out by painting it for her since she doesn't know how to do it, I've watched painting tutorials and everything, simple enough
But what about the peeling paint?
Am I gonna have to scrape the entire room ? It's a pretty thick layer that's falling off as one piece
Did the person that painted this not do it correctly or something?
I'd say to strip it all, give it a light sanding for any crap that wond come off, and then go to store, and ask for a primer suitable for old plaster.
apply a layer of primer, follow instructions on that, then paint the finish surface.
But I mostly wanted to say thankyou to OP for that picture, because, having spent too long on /tg/, all I can see is a fantastic map coastline for a world to be created from that picture.
or from an old leak that is no longer leaking...
so... if there isn't a current water issue you can scrap off the loose paint or better take it all off down to the plaster then prime the bare plaster then paint. did this in my 100+ year old dining room walls (but I didn't have a water issue at all) and it worked fine. now about 10 years later and the paint on the walls still looks perfect.
Yes, it's the landlord's responsibility (assuming you're in the US). Do not touch this project without written permission from the landlord. If you do wind up doing the work, the landlord pays for the materials used.