A Newbie Painter - What Do I Do With Some Exposed Plaster :/

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by yonni.i, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. yonni.i

    yonni.i New Member

    Hey guys, so this is my first DIY job.

    Over the weekend I stripped a single wall of paper, honestly I was a broken man by the end of it!

    Anyway, I want to paint the wall now, but some of it is exposed plaster, other is painted already.

    I have filled in the big holes and sanded down. Do I need to do anything to the exposed plaster before I put paint on it?

    P.S please ignore the mess.
     

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  2. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    Once the wall has been filled and sanded, some slightly watered down (20-40%) contract matt paint should serve as a good base
     
  3. yonni.i

    yonni.i New Member

    Thank you so much for your advice I-Man.

    One quick follow-up.

    Do I paint the whole wall with this base, or just the bare plaster bits?
     
  4. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    I coat the entire wall. Normally I use acrylic primer undercoat. Snag up dings and imperfections after the primer and spot prime filler and only when I'm happy and wall looks good do I paint..
     
  5. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    As Wayners said, do the whole wall.
     

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