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Postby BMF360 » Fri May 30, 2008 9:29 am

[size=18][b]hi does anyone have any hints on how i can paint over existing silk emulsion, i have a large room where i have removed the wall paper and its backing and left the exposed wall with partly painted walls and some down to the plaster, i have tried to paint over the walls with some new matt paint and it is blistering or leaving a very rough finish. the walls were very smooth prior to the new paint going on.

hope someone can help

many thanks[/b][/size]
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Postby rosebery » Sat May 31, 2008 10:59 pm

Matt over silk NEVER works. It ALWAYS cracks.

Either line it first with 800 grade lining paper or use an oil/spirit based white undercoat first.

Then paint over.

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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:11 pm

it's also possible (and quite likely) that there is some residual wallpaper paste from the paper that you removed on the paint. a bit of a job to get every trace of it off and it won't take a paint. lining paper is the best solution.
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