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Paint Advice Please

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by dibsdiy, 4 Jan 2020.

  1. dibsdiy

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    Hi, I inherited a dark red wall in the lounge of my home, an old cottage, and would like to paint it a much lighter colour. It has a gloss finish. Can anyone please advise the sort of paint I would need to cover this and which would make it much lighter. There is too much of it to sand down or take off and I would prefer a smooth finish eventually.

    Also, the floor of the summer house, which is shiplap, also needs a coat of something to protect it. Can anyone advise on the suitable type of paint, varnish or stain which I should use? Thank you for any replies.
     
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    At a minimum, you will need to lightly abrade the red paint, then dust off.

    Some people use magnolia as a base coat to obliterate the original colour first. Magnolia is normally as cheap as white paint when buying Trade quality paints.

    If the texture of the existing finish is not to your liking, you could hang lining paper over it first.

    BTW, I would strongly recommend buying a decent quality paint such as Dulux Trade and not the retail rubbish that is just called Dulux. I woud expect 3 coats of matt DT would be sufficient to cover the red.

    With regards to the summerhouse floor, I would recommend an oil such as Osmo oil.

    https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product-type/oils/project/summer-houses
     
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    Thank you very much for your reply, I know now where I am headed! I would never have thought of Osmo Oil and didn't realise Dulux wasn't as good as Dulux Trade. Again, many thanks.
     
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