How to prepare walls & ceilings for decorating

How to prepare walls & ceilings for decorating

Watch our step-by-step video showing how to prepare walls and ceilings for decorating, with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job with confidence.

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19 Comments

  1. Nippernator on July 16, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve stripped textured wallpaper to reveal a heavily pitted stone-like surface. What are the necessary steps to take before painting? Should I plaster it first?

  2. A. on July 16, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks

  3. Ben Haj on July 16, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Is primer as same as PVA?

  4. Norbi.Norbert on July 16, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Thank you

  5. shes_sarah_shaped on July 16, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    I love these videos… the guys make it all look very manageable!

  6. Front Desk Workspace on July 16, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks guys, just what I was looking for

  7. Mark Jonathan on July 16, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Videos are always so clear and useful! Thanks!

  8. Sana Hana on July 16, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    The quickest way to remove the wallpaper
    Fill an empty spray bottle with (1/4 thick bleach + 3/4 water)
    Spray the wall and after 5 minutes remove the wallpaper.
    Wear a face mask ­čśĚ and keep windows open for aeration.

  9. Thoth Tarot Tutorials on July 16, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    many thanks well explained

  10. Pezula Pezula on July 16, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    How’d I get here from clues about aliens? ;-;

  11. Manuela Helena Fernandes on July 16, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you. This is very helpful!

  12. Gollammeister on July 16, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    I used to score old paper in a diamond pattern then soak warm water onto paper then using a scraper or a heavy duty scraper job done

  13. Quang on July 16, 2023 at 1:38 pm

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  14. Freyja H-J on July 16, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    It was very helpful thank you b&q

  15. Georgia Brough on July 16, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you for these tips. Really appreciate it x

  16. Manny on July 16, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Do you need to apply undercoat or primer to an already painted wall??

  17. Gollammeister on July 16, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    I just use 100 grit to 120 grit fine sandpaper or 60 if it’s really rough such as a lump of filler then switch to fine finish sandpaper then using a damp cloth wipe all areas of walls especially where you have sanded so it will remove dust dirt better to paint onto a clean surface than dirty

  18. Frambo Gambo on July 16, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    What is the cleaning spray used?

  19. DDK on July 16, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Hire a decent industrial steamer and it just melts off

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