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Moosdad
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paint prep help

Hi guys this is my first ever post. My wife and I brought our first home and we have started to prepare for paint. We have come across some problems with previous paint issues and were wanting advice on how to fix it. The current paintwork has ripples in it under the surface so we have started to scrape it back and we were having trouble with sanding and blending levels in the old paint. We are going to use some dulux 1 step to help fix the problem. Will this help? Does anyone have any ideas which might help us. Thank you in advance15248834412392056164771290519835.jpgWhat some of the problem in the roof looked like

 

15248835152738609424604574677609.jpgSome of our scraping work

 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: paint prep help

Hi @Moosdad,

 

Congratulations on buying your first home. This must be a really exciting time for you. And we are thrilled you could join us here on Workshop and join in the discussion. I'm sure there will be plenty of community members happy to help you with your renovation projects along the way.

 

For your painting preparation questions, let me tag some members with renovation, sanding and painting experience like @mikedoeslife@Simon@r23on and @ProjectPete to kick off.

 

You might also be interested in these resources:

 

 

 

 

Hope that helps. Welcome to Workshop,

 

Jason

 

 

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MartyH
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Re: paint prep help

You have my sympathies @Moosdad. Sanding isn't a fun job!

 

 

How old is the plaster? Is replacing it with new plasterboard an option?

 

Anyway, a good quality primer and undercoat should help you to get the best possible result. Just remember not to mix and match paints. So you'll want a Dulux product for the topcoat. 

 

Rick64
New Contributor

Re: paint prep help

I would seal this first with a good quality 3in1 psu (primer, sealer,undercoat).  Then top with some gyprock topping compound. Then sand lightly with some fine sanpaper. Then another coat of psu. Then apply top coats as previous poster suggested. Make sure you leave plenty of drying time between coats, and do the job properly as it is your own house!

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: paint prep help

Many thanks for sharing some expert advice @Rick64. I'm sure @Moosdad appreciates the input. Great to have you as part of the Workshop community.

 

Jason

 

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Moosdad
Budding Contributor

Re: paint prep help

Thank you so much for your help martyh and rick64

Also thank you jason for your help recommending guys for helping me. Much appreciate it.
I will keep you updated
Moosdad
Budding Contributor

Re: paint prep help

Hi guys just an update on the paint prep for our spare room. We ended up scraping the whole roof back and starting fresh and im so glad we did. We finished it on the long weekend and it looks great. Thank you all for your help
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: paint prep help

Thanks for the update @Moosdad. Glad to hear that you got a great result. 

 

Feel free to post anytime you need a hand. What's next on the project list?

 

Jason

 

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Moosdad
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Re: paint prep help

Next on my to do list is the rest of the house. 1 room at a time20180611_113928.jpgRoof is lexicon qtr strength and walls are gamelan. Both dulux

 

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