Refer to the below information, in conjunction with label instructions, to guide you in your product selection when painting over affected interior surfaces.

Advice for painting affected surfaces

Determine if the surface is sound

Conduct an adhesion test on all previously painted surfaces to ensure surface is sound. Prepare affected surfaces by scraping off all loose and flaking paint and ensure surface is dry. 

Does the substrate exhibit mould?

  1. Prepare the surface

    Wash down with Selley’s Sugar Soap and rinse with clean water to remove any dirt, oil or grease. In cases where mould or mildew is present, use a household bleach solution. Always wear gloves and goggles before using bleach. Dilute 1 part bleach with 3 parts clean water. Use a scouring pad wet with bleach solution to lightly abrade the surface and ensure physical removal of stubborn areas of mould growth. Leave the bleach solution on the surface for 15 minutes, then thoroughly remove by washing down with clean water and wipe dry.In very severe cases, repeat this action to remove all mould. Scrape and sand down any loose, peeling and flaking paint. Fill any cracks or holes with a suitable filler. Sand gloss and semi gloss finishes to a dull flat finish to allow a sound surface before top coating. Dust off.
  2. Undercoat 

    Apply Dulux 1 Step Acrylic Primer Sealer Undercoat to any areas which have been repaired or which have an uneven gloss level. For areas where paint has peeled, seal with Dulux Sealer Binder. If residual stains are left, spot undercoat with Dulux 1 Step Oil Based Primer Sealer Undercoat to ‘sea’ the stain before applying a topcoat.
  3. Topcoat 

    To discourage the regrowth of mould in cool, damp or humid areas, apply Dulux Wash&Wear Kitchen & Bathroom. For all other areas, apply Dulux Wash&Wear.

Does the substrate exhibit stains?

  1. Prepare the surface

    Firstly ensure that you know the source of the stains e.g. water.Then check the adhesion of the existing paint by doing an adhesion test refer 'Check if your old paint is sound'. If the existing coating is sound, you then need to wash the surface down with sugar soap and allow to dry.
  2. Undercoat

    If residual stains are left, spot undercoat with Dulux PRECISION Stain & Mould Blocker to ‘seal’ the stain before applying a topcoat.
  3. Topcoat

    In cool, damp or humid areas, apply Dulux Wash&Wear Kitchen & Bathroom. For all other areas, apply Dulux Wash&Wear.

Advice for painting new plasterboard

For plasterboards that have been replaced

  1. Prepare the surface

    Remove all the dust from the surface by wiping down with a damp cloth
  2. Undercoat

    Undercoat the surface with Dulux 1 Step Acrylic Primer Sealer Undercoat
  3. Topcoat

    For interior walls use Dulux Wash&Wear. For ceilings use Dulux Ceiling White.

Advice for painting Doors, Windows & Trim

  1. For affected surfaces

    Dulux recommends Dulux Super Enamel
  2. For new surfaces

    Dulux recommends Dulux Aquanamel

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