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What is This Walls Surface Made of?

Postby Yoshuey » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:21 pm

Hi all, I’ve just moved into a maisonette, most likely built around 1950s.

The place was wallpapered and the walls feel solid. (Not drylined and is not plastered with pink finishing plaster.

The wall looks like grey plaster / almost concrete like, but it doesn’t feel like concrete texture

We wanted to paint the walls - and just wondering whether it’s fine to paint on watered down emulsion, and then a coat of white paint on top.

What surface is the wall and is there anything I need to consider before painting the walls
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Postby collectors » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:42 am

It wouldn't do any harm to sand the walls down, fill any imperfections & then unibond before painting.
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Postby Yoshuey » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:54 am

Yeh I’m going to fill all cracks and sand down.

When u say unibond - diluted PVA the same? Is that what u mean
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