Painting Preperation due to smoke

28 Jun 2006
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United Kingdom
Hi there,

I've just finished plastering the walls (not ceiling) in a bedroom and given all the walls and celing a paint of Dulux Pure brilliant white - Rich Matt for walls and ceilings.

The walls have come out very white and ready for my coloured paint but my ceiling seems to be much yellower than the walls - even after 2 coats - The previous owner DID used to smoke but not in this room - I guess this is still the reason?

What's the best thing for me to do now? Another coat of white or should I use something else? (I'm beginning to be tempted to just paint the walls with the final colour then it will be harder to notice the off white ceiling!)

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also, if I need to use some sort of sealer, could you recommend something from Wickes as I have one very local.

Best stuff to use IMO, but thin it down a bit with white spirit, so it makes it easier for you roll.
Make sure you cover every inch of the ceiling with the U/C, next day emulsion as normal, and you will be very suprised at how white your ceiling looks. :D
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