This is a summary of our recent Westmere flat house interior painting works including wall paper removal, wall plastering, sanding, Dulux Wash Wear low sheen black white wall painting water base and oil base for all frames 3 bed rooms, 1 toilet, 1 bathroom, 1 lounge and 1 kitchen, no ceilings. We used oil based Pigment sealer after wall paper removal.
Wallpaper removal, skim plastering and sanding
The painting job process is very much depending on the quality of wall paper removal. It is extremely time consuming to remove the old wall paper. People think it’s more about hard striping but actually it’s not. We can not using hard power stripe. The trick is firstly to completely remove the plastic cover layer of the wall paper, i mean completely, no pieces left anywhere, this is going to be important for the second step: steaming. Water steaming is to make the deeper layer of wall paper both hot and wet. Hot is to melt the glue while wet is to make the paper soft so we can separate it from the gib board original paper. The glue is actually sticking two paper sides together. Here the smooth we can achieve the less work for the repair plastering.
Once we see the original gib board and joinery plastering, it’s done. Then we will do basic sanding before repair plastering works. After that it will be a regular painting work preparation. It take one man to work one day to make 1-2 rooms ready. So for a 3 bed room house it could be 4-5 days for one guy to do the wall paper removal works. It has to be an experienced guy to do it otherwise there will be a lot of repair jobs which take longer then removal works. We do not want duplication. Simple and original condition is much preferred to achieve better painting results.
The owner prefers more modern natural colors which is going to create a look that’s more gentle and easy.