How To Prepare Walls For Painting – DIY At Bunnings

How To Prepare Walls For Painting – DIY At Bunnings


I’m going to show you how to prepare a wall
for painting. And, the tools I require for this job are a drop sheet, gap fillers, some
safety equipment, scraper, sandpaper, water and the sugar soap. I also need a ladder to
get up to the places I can’t reach. So, the first thing is we have to make sure our walls
are really clean. So, I’m going to use some sugar soap and water. And, give it a really
good clean down. So, we prepare the wall for painting because we don’t want all the little
nicks and scratches to show up through the top coat. And, also we want to make sure it’s
clean because we want the paint to adhere properly to the wall. I’ll just dry the sugar
soap off with a rag. And. then I’ll go on with the next bit. So, the next step is to put down my drop sheet
and to scrape off any imperfections and flaky paint that’s on the wall. So, the next step
is I’m going to fill all the cracks and imperfections up with some powdered gap filler. So, to mix
my powered filler, I’m going to put it in a bucket with some water. Stir it to a toothpaste
consistency. And, then I’ll apply it to the wall. So, I’ll just over fill them a little
bit. So, that when it dries, we can sand it back and get a smooth finish. So, for the
corners, I’m going to use a [inaudible 00:01:18] gap sealer. And, that’s applied with a caulking
gun. And, once that’s applied, we can go over it with a damp sponge to smooth it off. So,
I’m going to use a damp rag to wipe off the access gap filler and make it smooth. Depending
on how big the gaps are, you may need a second layer of filler once this one’s dried. My
filler is now dry. So, I’m ready to sand it off to a smooth finish. And, I’m going to
use a sanding pad because it covers a larger area. I’ve now finished sanding on my wall.
And, it’s ready for painting. So, that’s how you prepare your wall for painting.

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