Welcome back to “What interior house paint goes where and why” for painting walls the second part, painting plasterboard walls. Well let us get straight into what interior house paint to use for our second type of walls, remember they were the most common walls, plasterboard or gyprock plasterboard.
Now when interior wall painting these types, they need to be sealed also, using an… acrylic sealer undercoat…Unlike the oil based type we used for wet set plaster the water based product also penetrates the plasterboard.? It seals its cardboard like fibres back painters preparing it ready for its top coats. The best finish or coats of paint to apply again is a good quality interior low sheen acrylic. There are some great low sheen’s on the market. You can also purchase it in eco friendly or low VOC paints that are really good for the environment and have very low emissions. Very easy on your snout 😉 so if your interested in going down that path ask for it when buying your paint.
Do not forget when painting walls always use two coats of paint and get a nice thick durable coat on, it makes cleaning a whole lot easier and it’s easier to put on as well. As long as you have prepared your walls and filled properly you’ll get a nice pro looking finish with low sheen.Put time into prep work you will get good results remember this! Painting is 95% prep and 5% finish work.
By the way if your walls have existing coats of paint and you’re looking to repaint as long as you have prepared your walls correctly, two good coats of low sheen will be fine to redecorate.Well I still have a lot of interior painting tips to cover and I would love to share my knowledge of what has made me the tradesman I am today. So please keep your eyes cast on this spot and I will endeavor to share the secrets of the painting trade with YOU! and you will have a paint finish you’ll be proud of.
Remember a good quality low sheen when home painting is what you want when painting walls. Splash some paint around and colour your world he he! That is it for what interior house paint goes where and why when painting walls of the second types.Wayne Smith is a Professional Painter for over 24 years and runs his own painting company. He is dedicated in sharing his knowledge with the DIY home painter and has created an interior painting guide DVD showing his unique painting system even complete beginners can follow.