Bare naked

(5 Posts)
akaWisey Sat 03-Aug-13 18:08:56

Ceiling grin

Hoped to get your attention…..

I'm not a dad and I'm not even a bloke. But I have spent the best part of today when everyone else is out getting tipsy in the sun playing with the young 'uns, scraping MILES of distemper off a ceiling.

Any of you wise dads netters know the best way to seal it for emulsion? And then should I paint the ceiling with a brush or a roller?

(Have posted in DIY too…I'm desperate to get the damn thing done and hoping to get some replies).

TIA

akaWisey Mon 05-Aug-13 11:16:38

Oh dear, perhaps it's the Ashes…….anyone?

DameDeepRedBetty Mon 05-Aug-13 11:20:11

Is it down to bare plaster now? Go to diy shop, get bottle of goo for sealing plaster before painting, follow instructions on bottle.

I'd do the painting with a roller, probably with an old hat on and wearing nothing else/charity shop ragbag clothes.

akaWisey Mon 05-Aug-13 14:53:10

Yes down to plaster which I washed twice. Then bought some high opacity decorators matt white emulsion and guess what????

The fucking stuff won't stick and I've got the same problem again. The plaster just seems covered in a fine film of dust which won't go away.

I could cry I am sooooo frustrated!!!!

utopian99 Wed 21-Aug-13 20:34:21

Mix a third paint a third water and a third PVA and splash it on liberally. Will make a mess but has always worked for me to seal any plaster walls.

Alternatively buy something like Leyland Latex. Not cheap but can be used directly on unprimed plaster.

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