This is quite a simple task whether you have DIY experience or not.
Here are Thompson & Parkes top tips for painting walls & Ceilings.
Choose a Colour
Choosing the most appropriate colours for you home interior isn’t an easy task. Our colour experts can give you lots of advice on choosing shades to create a great look for your home. At Thompson and Parkes we also offer a colour matching service.
Preparing walls and ceiling for painting
If you want great results spend the most time getting your walls and ceiling prepared before paining.
You must clean your walls and ceilings making sure they’re dust free, smooth and dry. Wash them down with sugar soap, then rinse with clean water and let them dry.
If the plaster is gloss painted, rub the wall down with 40 grit abrasive paper wrapped around a cork block
If you have new plasterwork you will need to remove any blistering and fill any blemishes.
Using Primer on Bare plaster
If you opt for an oil based paint, use a primer suitable for plaster
Underneath emulsion paint, use our primers and base coats specifically designed to prepare walls for painting.
Emulsion can be used over most wall coverings, as long as they’re in good condition and firmly stuck down. But if your old wallpaper has a textured finish, the texture will show through the pain.
How many coats are needed?
The number of coats of paint needed for each job, depends on the type and make of paint you buy.
Some darker colours and patterns need up to three coats of emulsion to cover. Always leave the paint to dry between coats.
Protect your floor and furniture
Floors and Furniture should be covered with dust sheets.
It’s a good idea to keep a bucket of water and a sponge handy to wipe splashes off woodwork, as some colour can stain.
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