HOMES It’s not all white

Re­paint­ing the wood­work is a sure­fire way to smarten up your home – just make sure you use the right prod­uct, says JU­LIA GRAy

Macclesfield Express - - HOMES -

the paint goes on more eas­ily than sol­vent-based ver­sions and be­comes eas­ier and quicker to ap­ply the more coats you do, so you can fin­ish the job in a day.

Other colours usu­ally need just re­paint­ing gloss paint, it’s im­por­tant to pre­pare it prop­erly be­cause paint doesn’t ad­here well to glossy sur­faces.

This means you need to sand it to take off the gloss, then ap­ply wood un­der­coat (or com­bined wood primer/un­der­coat) to give a matt fin­ish ready for the new top­coat.

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