Just moved into a new house.
The previous lads bedroom is dark blue emulsion
with some "fun graffitti " probably in marker pens in some areas.
We want to end up with a nice flat magnolia ...or something similar.
Any advice on preparation to block out the darker stronger blue and the
so we get a nice bright new finish with no show through
I recently decorated a child's bedroom that had had Thunderbird characters
and vehicles painted on the walls in emulsion which of course had edges. I
used a 'polyfilla' to feather in the edges and then a couple of coats of a
good white matt emulsion (there is no point in buying a cheap white as it is
relatively cheap) followed by a couple of coloured top coats - excellent
result. Ideally I should have stripped the lining paper and rehung but the
customer didn't want me to do that!
I wouldn't have thought you'd have much problem with covering the strong
colour with a couple or three coats of emulsion. But you might have a
problem with the graffiti if it has, indeed, been done in marker pen.
I'd suggest you spray over it with Polycell Stainblock, or even a coat of
gloss paint, to stop it bleeding through.
Just had the same problem with a purple one and rocketships in silver!
Quickest way was to paper with lining paper and paint that.
If you want the paint only approach, I would recommend getting
It is well worth the trouble of getting it.
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