Painting projects no matter how big or small, requires preparation and it’s
what makes the difference in you’re job looking average or fantastic. If you
take the time and prepare the walls properly with the right products you’ll have
that professional looking finish in no time.
If you’re thinking of painting an area of your home that has seen a lot of
action over the years, then you want to make sure you do a great job that will
last. First, you need to make sure the walls are clean and free of any dust,
muck or nails and. The best way to pull nails out of a soft gyprock wall is to
use a timber off cut otherwise you’re going to end up with a bigger hole than
the one you started with.
Give the walls a good wash down with Selleys Sugar soap. Just mix a capful in
some water and wipe down. Sugar soap is not as sweet as it sounds so make sure
you wear gloves.
Once the walls are clean you will see all the imperfections, like little cracks
and holes. You need to get rid of all of these and Selleys has a range of ready
to use polyfillas that will handle the smallest nail hole to the largest crack
whatever the surface. Squeeze the Polyfilla into the holes and then scrap it off
with a Rota Cota blade.
It only takes one application and takes about half an hour to dry. Just overfill
the holes and then feather the edges when sanding. The Polyfilla won’t shrink or
crack and will leave you with the perfect surface for painting. Once the walls
are properly prepared you’ll be ready to paint.
The range of Selleys Polyfilla RTU is available at all leading hardware