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Q. Do I need to do any preparation when repainting existing paintwork in good condition?
A. All surfaces to be painted should be washed down with sugar soap or a mild detergent solution, starting at the top and working down to the bottom. Rinse thoroughly and ensure the surface is fully dry before painting.

Q. How should I prepare walls which have cracks and small holes?
A. If the cracks are small, use a fine surface preparatory filler. If there are larger cracks and holes, these should be raked out to remove any loose material. Fill with a suitable interior filler, leaving it slightly proud of the surface. When thoroughly dry, sand smooth with sandpaper.

Q. I have an old water stain which keeps showing through the new paint system. What can I do to prevent this happening?
A. Water stains need to be sealed back to stop them bleeding through the paint surface. Ensure that the source of the damp has been cured, and that the area is completely dry before priming with a suitable damp seal product.

Q. Which paints can I use on my radiator?
A. Any of the oil based products, such as Non Drip or Liquid gloss, or Satin finish can be used. Ensure that the radiators are switched off and cool before commencing painting.

Q. I have several plain flat surfaced doors to paint. Can I use a roller with gloss paint?
A. Yes, provided you use a roller specifically for use with gloss products.

Q. Which of the emulsion products is the most suitable to use in a bathroom area?
A. Kitchen & Bathroom Matt & Mid-sheen emulsions will offer more superior steam resistance than a standard emulsion paint.

Q. Can Matt Vinyl be applied over Silk Vinyl emulsion?
A. Yes, provided that thorough preparation is carried out. It is essential to thoroughly sand down surfaces previously coated with silk emulsion, ensuring that as much of the sheen level as possible is removed.

Q. Prior to painting new, dry plaster, should I prime the walls using a primer or PVA.
A. It is not necessary to use a separate primer, and use of PVA is not recommended as this can cause an adverse re-action when used under water based paints such as emulsions. However, the first coat of emulsion should be diluted by approximately 20% water, followed by one or two coats, as necessary.