To cut a long story short I am trying to decorate a bedroom today as a
surprise for my partner. It is now 3 pm and I have until midnight
tonight to complete (or at least to do walls ceiling and undercoat on
The walls are BLACK! and I was using the polycell base coat to cover
it, and I have completed this base coat. It has done a great job of
covering up the black and ordinarily I would paint the silk emulsion
on top and everything would be going to plan.
HOWEVER unknown to me there must have been ink writing on th eblack
walls, which although invisible on the black is now bleeding through
the white. What can I do?
There is insufficient time for a second white base coat (4 hours
between coats) and anyway it seems to bleed through regardless of the
thickness of the first white coat.
Should I just hope the emulsion will cover it? Is there some other
covering I could put on it which dries quickly?
The polycell base coat says it is for walls. Why not ceilings as well?
I have a black ceiling to cover, can I use this base coat or should I
just use lots and lots of ordinary emulsion.