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Painting kitchen walls - chipped paint and some marks

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by andrewaaa299, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. andrewaaa299

    andrewaaa299

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    Hello

    The paint work is in generally great shape, but there is a section of wall where the previous owners children have used crayon and put drawings up and the blue-tack marks have stained the wall and in some cases chipped the layer of paint.

    I was hoping to simply paint over the current paintwork. But I have two concerns:

    1) Will I need to clean down the wall for the stains of the old blue tack (now removed) and for the general stains to be expected on a kitchen wall,
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    2) how do I paint over the small areas where the original layer of paint has been removed. Do I need to somehow smooth over this area and if so what is the technique / product I should use?

    Thank you in advance
     
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    Cover stains with oil based undercoat. Use car body filler to sort out any nicks, simply follow the instructions then sand back until flush. I use it all the time - and I mean all the time.
     
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    Me too, make sure its P38 'easy-sand' ... ;)
     
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    Where the blue-tac was clean the wall with Meths as blue-tac can leave a residue on the wall which can shine through paint finishes.
     
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    Hello, thanks for the top tips everyone.

    do you think i should use a stain blocker on the marks first? or would rubbing with "meths" be enough?

    Thanks
     
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    A dob of undercoat (oil-based) will seal/cover them
     
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