Got to paint a small toilets walls which are currently deep orange.
Needless to say the client wants pale yellow as the new colour :-)
Any tips on obliterating the orange? Undercoat? Stain Stop? Angle grinder?
Dave - The Medway Handyman
I have recently had the same problem with a house I have been painting. I
had orange, bright red, purple and ............wait for it..........black.
Black ceilings, walls etc etc etc.
I tried all sorts but I went to B&Q and bought some (£19) 10 litre tubs of
their new plaster paint and the coverage is excellent. It covered the black
in just two coats. When it initially goes on it looks bad but wait for it to
dry and it covers well. Then I covered it in a primrose yellow and it looks
great. Its called B&Q trade new plaster paint. The trick to using it is (and
it does say on the tub) dont over roller it. Apply give it a quick roller
but dont keep going over it.
Was there a cellar with "interesting" gymnastic equipment in ?
Yeah - mine had black ceilings and lime green walls (except where they
hadn't bothered painting behind cabinets and wall units, that is)
a couple of coats of decent paint, problem neutralised
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:00:30 +0000, The Medway Handyman wrote:
Dulux trade matt white. Consistency of mayonnaise. I unwisely followed
the advice of a friend of SWMBO who fancied herself as a decor guru and
painted our small downstairs WC a sort of dull deep blue. When done it
looked like the bogs at a seedy 70s disco. A coat or three of the Dulux
and you'd never have known.
I like the angle grinder idea though :-)
 To be fair most of her ideas really worked well
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