How to prepare your
|First, determine the|
materials that you need. If you are planning to wallpaper, this
may mean wallpaper, lining paper and adhesive.
You will need to calculate the
In terms of equipment, you
|If you are going to paint, |
consider what kind of surface finish you want to end up with,
for example decide whether you want to go for dead flat matt or a
more lustrous silk finish.
Woodwork such as skirting
Again, you’ll need to measure
There are many methods of painting,
and rollers, pads and paint pods all help to make the job quicker and
easier. Irrespective of which method you choose, it is worth getting some
small brushes for cutting in trickier areas, for example around window
frames. Also buy plenty of masking tape to protect skirting boards, light
switches and glass.
Paint and wallpaper stripping
|To ensure an excellent|
finish, it is best to remove old wallpaper and paint before
Wallpaper stripping is a
It is also possible to get a
Paint stripping needs to be done with
a hot air paint stripper which makes short work of this messy job. Ideal for
stripping back old gloss from woodwork so that you can either varnish or
|Once your surfaces are free|
of paper and paint, fill in cracks with filler, wait until it dries
and then sand it smooth.
You can use a drywall sanding
Finally, when stripping, you