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I'm about to paint an interior wall. There are some patches in the current paint - there were bits of brown packing tape stuck to the wall so that must the causes of the patches.

Is there a way to cover the patches so that it doesn't show up in the new coats I'm about to do?
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sugar soap/ degrease wall,
fill patches,
lightly sand whole wall,
Prime filled areas with thinned emulsion ( read can for ratio) wait till dry,
paint wall.
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Bronco wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:23 pm
sugar soap/ degrease wall,
fill patches,
lightly sand whole wall,
Prime filled areas with thinned emulsion ( read can for ratio) wait till dry,
paint wall.
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Thank you for the reply.

Fill the patch with what though?

I have forgot to buy the sugar soap and was hoping to get the painting started tomorrow.

What would be result if I didn't degrease and sand the walls and ceiling? It is a room that only I will use and I just want it be neat and tidy. The patches wouldn't bother either but I just very curious about how to fix them.
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Use warm water and a drop of washing up liquid but rinse off with clean warm water. you don't have to soak it just wipe it over .
lots of fillers on the market but if your not bothered skip that and give a light sand.
Normal emulsions won't bond that well to dirty or shiny surfaces.
Hope that helps.
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Bronco wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:08 am
Use warm water and a drop of washing up liquid but rinse off with clean warm water. you don't have to soak it just wipe it over .
lots of fillers on the market but if your not bothered skip that and give a light sand.
Normal emulsions won't bond that well to dirty or shiny surfaces.
Hope that helps.
I got called into work today so nothing got done.

Are you saying use washing up liquid and not the anti-bacterial spray?
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As Bronco says

just use washing up liquid in warm water to de grease, then use a sponge and clean water to go over the area.

Try a thin first coat (over the suspect areas) to see if there are parts that stand out out, if so, rub down and get some cheap polyfilla and repair.
to repair.

Simply put, if you remove areas that are shiny, either by "flatting" with sandpaper or by de greasing with detergent then you will get a much better finish.

Use your first coat of paint to "show up" any areas you are unhappy with, deal with them and continue painting

NotHandyMan wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:03 pm
Bronco wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:08 am
Use warm water and a drop of washing up liquid but rinse off with clean warm water. you don't have to soak it just wipe it over .
lots of fillers on the market but if your not bothered skip that and give a light sand.
Normal emulsions won't bond that well to dirty or shiny surfaces.
Hope that helps.
I got called into work today so nothing got done.

Are you saying use washing up liquid and not the anti-bacterial spray?
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