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Hi all,

I'm new to this site so apologies if this isn't the right place for this !

We've moved into a new home and are finally getting round to painting the walls. I bought a few testers and applied them to the wall, but I realise now that the walls may have been painted previously with some kind of shiny / gloss paint (its a bedroom so don't think it was anything to fancy but it definitely has a sheen).

One of the testers seems to stick to the wall ok (ish), the other seems to just glide all over the place and not have the same opaque finish.

What is the best way to go about prepping the walls before painting them fully? I'm a complete novice so hoping there are some "simple" solutions. I'm not sure if I need to somehow strip all the old paint off, or sand it all down somehow?

Many thanks in advance !!


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It sounds like it's vinyl silk in which you will have to wash the walls with sugar soap,rinse off then sand the walls(make sure all the dust is cleaned off) so the new paint will stick to the walls.
Some may say that you may need a bridging primer before you apply your paint but i've never needed it.



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If it is nicely sanded that should be it no need for primer. What I don't know is if it can be sanded by hand or if you need an electric sander (1/3 sheet sander). As a DIYer I would opt for one of these https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-bo371 ... 240v/6330j (well I got one) it will come handy in more places than just the one room. For the model I got (similar/the same?) its dust extraction is a bit wishful and needs special makita papers with holes in them in order to work. But if you can connect it to some vacuum it is fine and the makita papers are worth the money if you can find them.



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Bridging primers over well sanded silk are more an insurance than a necessity I'd say. I've never seen the need. Prep as dubman says, and if you get any dispersion during application (pinholes appearing) and/or it scratching off after drying, I'd go over the walls with a trade quality acrylic primer (thinned slightly to prevent brush/roller marks)

If it's gloss (unlikely) prep as above and coat with acrylic primer. :thumbright:

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After a light sand to get rid of any bits and bobs I would just give it a coat of acrylic primer undercoat (leyland trade bout £15 squid for 2.5ltrs) and then on with the 1st top coat.



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Thanks for all your advice !


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