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Repainting emulsions kitchen

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by chriselevate, 8 Dec 2018.

  1. chriselevate

    chriselevate

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    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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  2. sparkwright

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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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    Brilliant, thanks.
     
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