Paint over Hardboard

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Carrotol, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Carrotol

    Carrotol New Member

    Is it OK to paint over hardboard on walls. I have a small area of wall, probably about 3sq metres, that should probably be plastered (very rough and bumpy). I've been quoted £130 so thought I could put hardboard over it instead and paint it.
  2. Yes, emulsion paint will go straight on to hardboard.

    Not sure it's the best solution to your bumpy wall, but I guess it'll work. How will you disguise the joins?

    You can get rolls of a thickish (3mm) insulated 'paper' which is ideal for putting over poor wall surfaces, and which will butt-up neatly together and provide a good surface for painting.

    'Thermorock' or summat like that I think - it's mentioned on a few threads on here, but not sure what the search terms could be.

    Other peeps will hopefully be able to name the product for you.
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  3. Carrotol

    Carrotol New Member

    Thank you. I will look at thermorock. I was planning on filling then lightly sanding the joins on hardboard
  4. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    The products are.


    Both very good but expensive, in particular the thermal as you need a special adhesive.

    To be honest £130 and job done is the best option! :)

    Hard board unless securely bonded to the wall (lots of expensive adhesive like sticks like **** or CT1) also the plaster must be sound to fix on, it will also tend warp slightly when painted one side and the filler will crack out in time.
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  5. Carrotol

    Carrotol New Member

    Thank you

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