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Patchy ceiling

Posted by elaine white, on
When I moved into my house the ceiling in my lounge had wallpaper on it since taking the wallpaper down I cannot get paint to adhere to it and it goes patchy what can I do?
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Hi Elaine You probably have old white wash or distemper on the ceiling. You will need to apply one coat of primer sealer and can be decorated over with any finish. Do not put pva on it, this will create further problems and work and plaster skimming will not adhere either long term. A.L.SMITH DECORATING, Essex, Est 1980
Michael Emery

Michael Emery

Apply pva sealant to whole of ceiling, leave to dry over night and apply two coats of a good quality vinyl matt emulsion This should do the trick Mick Emery Emery Painters Decorators
Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Hello Elaine, Put your job onto rated people's site to get a free quotation & site visit. Regards Michael
Marek Kluk

Marek Kluk

Hi Elaine, First clean good whole celling with sugar soap then use primer I recommend Zinasser blue one then u can go ahed and paint celling with good quality paint recommend dulux trade Mark Kluk Forrest Fox Painting and decorating
Martin Rossa

Martin Rossa

Hi Brian I would recommend a primer, the one I would use is Zinsser bullseye 123 this is not cheap but does a great job Kind regards Martin
Brian Joseph Lenehan

Brian Joseph Lenehan

Hello... I myself have had this problem to which I used a stabilising primer. This is not that inexpensive and also depends on the size of your ceiling. Then once It was dry I applied two coats of emulsion. Stabilising primer can be bought from most decorating centres. Thank you B J Lenehan

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