How to cover-up a dark wall colour, ready for over painting in a pale shade

Task difficulty: Very easy

For when you want to paint over dark colours in a paler shade without having to apply multiple coats of paint.

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Step by step process

  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    If the stains are caused by damp or water, make sure that the original cause of the problem has been rectified before treating the area.

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    Cover furniture and carpets, and keep windows and doors fully open to ensure good ventilation during the application and drying processes.

  3. Step 3

    Step 3

    In all cases, ensure the wall is clean, dry and free from loose material before applying any Polycell Basecoat Complete.

  4. Step 4

    Step 4

    Start by touching in corners and edges with a small brush.

  5. Step 5

    Step 5

    Stir the product and decanting into a roller tray for easy roller loading.

  6. Step 6

    Step 6

    Apply to the wall using a short pile roller. Remove any splashes immediately and then leave the wall to dry for 4 - 6 hours. Before overpainting with your choice of emulsion.

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