The application of paint on interior plaster surfaces has become increasingly difficult

Inferior plaster work and the tendency to rush painting on damp walls.

Uneven suction effects on poor walls may be generally counteracted by the use of varnish type priming coats – at the risk of cracking and peeling of later paint coats. A better looking job is often temporarily secured on non-uniform plaster, through the use of varnish base primers, but the prospect of future failures is always great.

The Painting of Interior Walls

Again, as with exterior painting, the preparation of the surface is of prime importance. Far too often this is neglected and results are disappointing.

Before starting to paint, wash or scrape off all calcimine, loose paint, grease and dirt. Fill (jracks with patching plaster and sand to a smooth surface. Touch up patched spots with first coater. Even though no spots or cracks need patching, wash the surface before painting. The work involved will be well worth while.