How do I paint over gloss enamel with water-based paint?
Firstly, check if the surface has been painted with solvent-based (enamel) or water-based (PVA) paint by gently rubbing it with a cloth dipped in methylated spirits. If the paint comes off easily, then water- based paint was used. If not, enamel paint was used. Next, lightly sand the surface to remove the sheen. Apply a coat of Plascon Universal Undercoat and allow it to dry overnight. Thereafter apply two coats of your chosen water-based topcoat.
What kind of paint should I use over rough and uneven plasterwork, if I can’t have the walls re-skimmed?
Does Plascon have a paint to cover the rust on burglar bars or security gates?
How do I protect the extension of a wall at the edge of a roof, a terrace, parapet, balcony or walkway?
What is the easiest way to keep walls in high traffic areas (where they are constantly being dirtied by finger marks and handprints) clean?
How do I repair a galvanised steel surface that has peeling paint?
Can I use wall paint on other surfaces, like home accessories?
How do I paint tiles and melamine?
What are VOCs?