preparation to paint an internal concrete wall

Postby robag5 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:46 am

having removed several layers of wallpaper from my new apartment, ive found the wall underneath is concrete. how should it be prepared for painting?
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Postby bd3cc » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:26 pm

Dont think it will be concrete. It is probably an sand/cement render, used internally, which is then plaster skimmed.
How did you remove the wallpaper?
I suspect that you have removed the smikcoat in your enthusiasm to remove the paper.
This would not be difficult if it was not keyed properly, and blown.
I would have the walls reskimmed to provise a good surface for painting.
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