How to get the perfect finish
›› Dulux technical services specialist Andy Palmer suggests: ›› Good preparation: Clean walls with Sugar Soap to remove any residual surface contamination. ›› Get rid of old paint: When sanding, the aim is not to remove all previous coatings but to scuff the surface enough to provide a sound base. ›› Remove hardware: It it best to remove door handles, locks, hooks, etc. if you can’t remove items, use the painter’s blue tape to cover them. ›› Brushes: Get good quality brushes that will hold more paint.