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Your Guide To Painting Walls & Ceilings


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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