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How to prepare paint surfaces

Paint job on the cards? Don't forget the all-important step of prep.

When repainting your walls, the first thing most people think about is the colour choice. But prepping is equally important because it will save you time and frustration. 

Not too long ago, your walls would have needed a separate sealer, primer, and base coat. But now, you can do all that prep in one step.

Prepping is essential when going from a dark to a light colour. One coat of 3-in-1 will neutralise your old colour, and prepare it for a lighter-coloured top coat.

The 3-in-1 primes the wall too, which smooths out those little lumps and bumps. So your paint has a nice, even finish.

It also preps enamel-coated surfaces, like timber trims. And it works well outside too.  A very versatile primer, this one.

The 3-in-1 is quick-drying, so you could add your top coat as little as 2 hours later.

If you’re repainting a special kind of wall  finish, you need a bit of elbow grease first!

 
 

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Posted by TaurusBevReport
For a cigarette smoke=stained house do you have to wash down the walls first ??