painting lining paper

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  1. Firrip

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    Hi

    I am about to paint on lining paper first painted about 5 years ago - still in excellent condition.

    How should I prepare the surface for the new coat(s)?

    Thanks

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    What is its full emulsioning history so far ?
     
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    Hi

    The paper was put up before we moved into the flat, about 6 years ago. It was unpainted but very even etc, so we painted it with 2 coats of a Dulux coloured-emulsion.

    That's it.

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    He'll want to know whether it's silk or matt emulsion.
     
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    LOL

    Matt emulsion.
     
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    Do not attempt to wash down matt emulsion as it will destroy the surface. All you have to do is apply two thinned down coats (by 15%) of Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt. No need for rubbing down to provide a key as matt emulsion has a suction rate.
     
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    Phew!...thats avioded a 'why is my emuslion cracking' thread!
     
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    Thanks very much for your responses - that makes everything a lot clearer.

    Would the advice have been different if the emulsion had been silk?

    Thanks again.

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    Yes & including soft sheen.
     
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    OOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Noooooooooooo. Now you'v done it.
    here we go again!

    You had to ask didn't you Firrip!

    Now you'v got to explain what could happen if you put matt over silk etc Third eye!
     
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