DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Painting on existing painted walls

Postby lerman » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:10 pm

Hi there,

We are about to start painting on walls that are already painted. We have a few holes/cracks that we need fill and sand over. Do you suggest any other preparation we would need to do? We have sugar soap here, but I'm not quite sure what you do with it...??? One more it absolutely essential that you sand the entire wall down before you paint on it?

I'm a novice, as I'm sure you can tell.

Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:57 pm


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby polarbear » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:48 am

Hi Joe,
No you dont have to sand the entire wall dowm so long as the last paint was an emulsion,first coat everything with your new paint then fill all holes and lightly sand, then re coat again,so long as it is not a dark paint over a light paint it may need more coats,good luck.
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:37 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics