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Old 13.12.2010, 12:11
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Painting the walls

Hi,
I wonder if some of you can help me out.
I am moving my appartments and have 1 week to clean everything. The appartment is in generally good shape except for two tears in the wall paper, where I had a clock with glued hour marks (probably wasn't a good idea).
In any case I am now looking to repaint the wall one side of the wall.
But do I need to do anything else, and which paint to use?

The reason for me asking this is that from the teared off piece i can see hte paint layer and the paper layer (do i have to re-apply new paper layer to the wall?)
Its one of those standard walls with bumpy bits inside.
And the paint looks and feels very matty and chalky.
I assume its quite standard?

Also I am only looking to re-paint 1 wall, Is it likely that I will get critisized over this during hand over, due to potential colour/ shading miss match?

I am asking this because our appartment building had some renovation (extentiona and a pain in the butt). And once it was extended they only re-painted up to the point of extention... so there is already a colour miss match from old (2years) shaded walls and new painted walls.


Thanks in advance for any help/ suggestions.
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Re: Painting the walls

Are you going to paint over the wall paper?

repainting a wall with a minimum colour miss match should not be a problem
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Are you going to paint over the wall paper?

repainting a wall with a minimum colour miss match should not be a problem
Yes I am planning to Go over wall paper. (95% is very clean). Except the two tears, which expose the wood/fibre bits (brownish colour) under the wall paper, I would say 2mm groove.

I know the workers working on the house had this approach, as they penetrated the wall with scaffolding fix points, to repair they just plastered, and painted over, and added some of these "bits".

This is my first move and I am not sure what to buy, and which paint is stanard (is ther ea brand)?

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Re: Painting the walls

If it's just 2mm, why bother repainting the whole wall? I'd just cover the "brown bits" with some paint.. If you do decide to repaint the whole wall, try painting just a small bit first (and let it dry) to see whether the color is very different from the other walls. Then you can mix a bit of brown paint with white to create an "old-white" effect, the trick is to keep testing it until you get the right color to match other walls.
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Re: Painting the walls

Sorry, I wanted to create a new thread about this, but either 1) I'm too retarded to see where/how to create a new thread , or 2) My status isn't high enough to allow me to create a new thread (?).

Anyways, I am wondering if anyone might know where I can find wall primer here (it is that really thick white paint that is used to paint over a dark wall when you want to paint it a lighter color). I never had a problem finding it in US home-improvement stores, but I have looked and asked at OBI, Coop Bau & Hobby and Jumbo here, and no one working there seems to know what I'm talking about. So I thought I'd ask here...

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