Filling and Painting existing papered plaster walls.

5 Oct 2009
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West Midlands
United Kingdom
To start this is my first decorating task to any help is greatly appreciated.

I have removed all the existing wall paper and starting filling in cracks and dinks.

Do i need to fill even the smallest of cracks? Hairline etc?

I assume when all dry i should sand flat,which grade paper should i use?

Ok next,the wall.When i start painting do i have to apply a sealer?Or premix under coat? Then apply main paint after?

Is vinyl matt fine for walls,gloss for my mdf primered skirting and window board?

Any help as i say is appreciated. I will like to complete the task myself ovre this week.
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Sand, then fill all but the finest of hairline cracks, sand again line with 1200, 1400 or 1700 depending on how uneven the walls are..
When dry just apply 2-3 coats of trade quality vinyl matt from trade counter (not Homebase Wickes etc !)
You might find that 2 coats of eggshell ( oil/solvent based, no undercoat needed ) will look nicer on the woodwork ;)

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