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Painting skirting/architrave/plasterboard

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by HawkEye244, 3 Nov 2014.

  1. HawkEye244

    HawkEye244

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    HI chaps, after reading about I need a definitive answer to these questions.

    I'm painting a room, 3 walls have been plastered and one wall is taped and filled (I wanted to see how this worked so left a wall un-plastered)

    Today I've painted the walls and ceiling with some trade matt, I decided not to water down on this occasion as it's my first time and was worried about excessive dripping. So far so good.

    So, how do I cope with the taped and filled wall? I've read that plasterboard needs to be sealed but I'm not keen on purchasing a sealant as only one wall is bare plasterboard. I've read that using standard trade matt (mist coat) followed by a second, and then the final finishing coat is fine (the same process for a plastered wall/ceiling) Is this correct?

    The next issue is painting skirtings/architrave.

    I think I made a mistake in fitting the skirting first, because it would have been easier to paint behind and then fit the skirting, but anyway..

    How do I prepare skirting and architrave for painting ?

    Sorry, I know these questions have been asked before, I just need someone to tell me direct as it would give me more assurance
     
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    As you said, they have been asked many times before.

    Check out the Search function - it works (most of the time!)
     
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