Most cost effective way to paint a full 2 Bedroom house.

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by bond007, May 13, 2019.

  1. bond007

    bond007 Active Member


    Taken over a property which needs some TLC. Going to give it clean and full paint.

    Wanting to know which is most cost effective way to paint the whole house walls. May do the ceilings too.

    Going for standard white.

    Dont want to be doing many coats so ideally if can get away with it, then a ONE coat base paint.

    What kind of tackle is good and easy to use, especially for ceilings. Not looking for anything to a professional level, just basic DIY but clean.

    Could the same paint be used on skirting board and door frames too?

    Carpets going to be ripped out and replaced so not to bothered about the mess.
  2. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

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  3. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    Sounds like a 'LET' property..............white ceilings and woodwork with Magnolia walls, cheap as chips! ;)
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Hire a medium airless paint sprayer, & use with 20 ltr tubs of Magnolia/ white emulsion, can quickly spray a room.
    Once all rooms are prepared & clean, & with the 50' hose on most sprayers, it's eay to set up sprayer in central location & spray one room after another.

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  5. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    This wil need to be removed and skimmed again?
    Any other way round it?

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  6. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    I got a similar one already which i used to paint outside fence.
    Used to much paint with that and the capacity is only small so for ever filling it after every 5 min of use.
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    As it's already lifting off,a wall paper steamer might get it off with little damage, then just skim & repair any areas where needed doing, then give wall a coat of Everbuild 406 stablishing solution,will give a good surface then for painting.
  8. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    So only that section will need skimming? not the entire wall then?

    Any youtube videos how to learn
  9. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    Currently got magnolia on the wall, will one coat of white cover it or am i best sticking with magnolia?

    Any pain i can use same on the walls and woodwork?
  10. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

    I think there is a Mr Bean program about how to do it.
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  11. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Most likely,without being there, it's difficult being 100%,but based on past experiences, you might be lucky, is that a outside wall.

    I stick with magnolia,you will then most likely get away with just one coat, but again, it depends on the condition of the walls.
  12. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Astramax might pick up a few useful tips...:D

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  13. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    Yes its an outside wall...joining onto the next terrace house.
  14. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Party wall,rules out damp,so just poor preparation I expect.
  15. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    Any paints you recommend and the correct roller brush to use with?
  16. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Leyland trade super latex. Comes in 15l tubs, so get one white and two magnolia at first.
    Use a decent primer/undercoat on woodwork then topcoat with white gloss.
  17. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    So will use the magnolia on the walls, white on the ceiling. Im gonna try and see if i can get away with doing white on all. On magnolia, will it need extra coats of white to cover?

    Which primer/undercoat for woodwork
  18. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    If walls are already magnolia, then stick with magnolia. Dulux trade oil based undercoat and gloss for wood work.
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  19. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    What about for the ceilings?...that's currently white...That will need to be painted first right?
  20. gac1967

    gac1967 Member

    Paint your Ceilings first, then walls, then undercoat and gloss woodwork.

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