Repainting emulsions kitchen

27 Jun 2009
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United Kingdom
I’m looking to repaint my kitchen tomorrow. The walls are nice and smoothly plastered but the previous owner used a “kitchen paint” (dulux) that has a sheen to it.

I’m wanting to matt emulsion the ceiling white and walls in a valspar matt 700 emulsion.

How do I prepare the walls and ceiling prior to painting? Will the new colour “stick” to the old surface or does it need an undercoat etc first?

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Any grease and dirt needs removing.

Any cleaning product residue needs removing too.

A light sand with a fine sandpaper will ensure a good key for the new paint. Only a very quick rub down, no need to make a meal of it - just in case your new paint doesn't like the old paint with the sheen.

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