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DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

Hi all,

I have no experience in painting these lovely white Swiss internal walls that have this kind of bumpy grainy plaster finish. I hope you know what I mean. Any how, the only time I've seen this painted was wiuth spray paint - not an option if I am going to do it myself.

So, I am considering using a roller or brush and was hoping someone has some experience and can give me some tips.

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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

First of all check with your landlord if you are thinking of changing the colour and are in a rented flat but usually with the uneven surface you should use a roller.
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Hi all,

I have no experience in painting these lovely white Swiss internal walls that have this kind of bumpy grainy plaster finish. I hope you know what I mean. Any how, the only time I've seen this painted was wiuth spray paint - not an option if I am going to do it myself.

So, I am considering using a roller or brush and was hoping someone has some experience and can give me some tips.

Cheers
Back when I painted my "popcorn" ceilings in my house in the States, I bought a sponge roller to do it. They cost a bit more, but it did a pretty good job.
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

Thanks. Landlord is me ) Project requestor is my girlfriend. Thing is with rollwers is they can put too much paint down - I;ve only used them before for artex in the UK and the bumps are much bigger....
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

Get a roller with the longest possible hair/fur/whatever it is on there. We did 3 rooms in our place like this. Time consuming, but it works.

We used similar to this for removing the excess paint off the rollers before applying to the wall:
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

ive been thinking about doing this as well!!!! this forum is so good at anticipating my needs.

believe it or not, there are quite a lot of DIY videos on youtube.

my father also tells me that nowadays you can buy paint that doesnt drip or smell much.
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thanks for that. Hope that wasn't the colour you used for your hallway
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

You have to be careful because in our house, it was a "plaster" finish, so when they needed repainting, we had to get them plaster, as the finish we had was breathable, which mean we had to remove a few mm first then get them re finished. But this is what happens when you try and have a Green House

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thanks for that. Hope that wasn't the colour you used for your hallway
No, but we got ballsy and used a shocking Red alternating with a very light yellow on the 6 (yes, 6, our apartment has a very unique design) walls in our bedroom Turned out great. Very pleasant in the mornings with the sun shining in and a very cosy feel at nighttime
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Hi all,

I have no experience in painting these lovely white Swiss internal walls that have this kind of bumpy grainy plaster finish. I hope you know what I mean. Any how, the only time I've seen this painted was wiuth spray paint - not an option if I am going to do it myself.

So, I am considering using a roller or brush and was hoping someone has some experience and can give me some tips.

Cheers

This is so called VERPUTZ ( rough cast ) and can easily be painted over,in any colour.

You can test if it has been painted over already, by lightly striking over the wall with your hand, if it feels sandy and a bit like rough sandpaper then it hasn't been painted at all. If the feeling is silky smooth then it has been painted,the latter is good to know if you want to pre-treat the wall with a chemical solution. Rohverpuz that hasn't been painted over ( especially of the older kind) often act like a sponge and soaks liquid up...........

http://www.obich.ch/ch/ideenwelt/woh...hen/index.html this is a guide to get a great finish and tell soyu also baout various techniques and there you can also get all your items that you will need.

I got best results when using a fluffy roller with medium long fur for the main part of a wall and a sponge roller and brush for the corners.

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Thanks. Landlord is me ) Project requestor is my girlfriend. Thing is with rollwers is they can put too much paint down - I;ve only used them before for artex in the UK and the bumps are much bigger....
I found that one secret is to keep the emulsion / mixture quite thick.
I bought some powdered white paint which I mixed into the plastic bucket of pre-pared paint. This way you can buy the cheap buckets of paint and get an expensive looking result. The powder was much cheaper than the pre-mixed paint.
If the mixture is thick enough, you only have to do it once.
Also far less messy.
As mentioned previously, too thick is not too good also - bit of trial and error
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If the mixture is thick enough, you only have to do it once.
Also far less messy.
But do it three times anyway; you'll see why

Also, it's more likely your landlord (if you're blessed with one) will be more relaxed with a good paint finish and less likely to cause a fuss when you move out. Consider colours carefully...
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

Don't make the same mistake I did - READ THIS

I painted my lounge walls with 3 coats using a textured wall roller that the man helping in the shop said was correct for the job. After 3 coats you can still see where I missed places. The roller just wasn't getting into some places.

I have just successfully finished my stairs and one bedroom and I have found the correct rollers for the job.

In Coop Bau and Hobbie you can find a range of rollers called Merox. Each roller tells you in English what job it is for. For plaster textured walls (artex) use No2 Farbwalze "YellowGreen" for slightly structured walls. For rough cement finishes use No6 Fassadenwalze for structured walls.

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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

I was told by a decorator to use the brush that you get with a dustpan & brush set. I tried it and it was very successful and not so tiring. Make sure that you use a dustpan brush that has soft bristles.
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

so the walls with the bumpy grainy finish......

1. should you wash them before painting over them?

2. do you need a primer coat and then a second, or just one coat.

3. if one coat, what paint should i buy exactly? Also, i guess there are different shades of white.... is there a particular colour i should go for?

please excuse if these are stupid questions. when it comes to DIY i am a complete newbie.
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

Use a roller and check the type of paint (interieur dispenser). In order to get a good finish, the best thing is to get a "mono deck" type of paint, i.e. the ones you roll on only once and give a full cover. If you take a paint with less "coverage" you end up painting the walls several times and still have open spots, which I assume you want to avoid.

That is in my view more important than the type of roller as the underground is rough anyway.
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Re: DIY HELP - How to paint these Swiss bumpy plastered walls

1. No, just use a brush to wipe of the dust (if any)

2. I personally like to use a one coat paint to avoid unnecessary painting. Only when you go from a dark colour to white, use a whit or grey primer first and finish with withe. Other way around, see 1.

3. Depends on the rest of your interior?

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so the walls with the bumpy grainy finish......

1. should you wash them before painting over them?

2. do you need a primer coat and then a second, or just one coat.

3. if one coat, what paint should i buy exactly? Also, i guess there are different shades of white.... is there a particular colour i should go for?

please excuse if these are stupid questions. when it comes to DIY i am a complete newbie.
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so the walls with the bumpy grainy finish......

1. should you wash them before painting over them?

2. do you need a primer coat and then a second, or just one coat.

3. if one coat, what paint should i buy exactly? Also, i guess there are different shades of white.... is there a particular colour i should go for?

please excuse if these are stupid questions. when it comes to DIY i am a complete newbie.

Not a brilliant link, but it may help. Or see YouTube, as someone mentioned... or call your Pa
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