How to Prep Walls for Painting

Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to refresh the style of your home. Before you open a tin of paint and dip in your paintbrush, it’s vital that you know how to prep walls for painting. Haymes Paint makes this simple with our easy to follow how to prep a wall for repainting tips.

How To Prep For Painting

Once you’ve chosen the perfect paint colour it’s time to prepare the walls. These steps are the easiest way to learn how to prep for painting. Before you start, you’ll need:

  • A clean bucket,
  • Haymes Unikleen
  • A sponge and disposable gloves,
  • A hand sander and scrapers
  • Roll of painters masking tape
  • Haymes Uni-Fill
  • Haymes Gap Filler  
  • Haymes Acrylic Sealer Undercoat

For more information, watch the How to Prepare to Paint video

How To Prepare Walls For Painting Interior

Step 1: Using your scraper, scrape away any loose or flaky paint

Step 2: Dispense Haymes Unikleen in the bucket and using a clean sponge, wipe down the walls before wiping off with fresh, clean water.

Step 3: Once the wall is dry, check for any surface imperfections. With a flexible filling blade, fill and patch these with Haymes Uni-Fill.

Step 4: After this has dried, sand the wall back to a smooth surface.

Step 5: Check the cornices and skirting boards for cracks. If required, fill with Haymes Gap Filler

Step 6: Apply painter’s masking tape around areas you don’t wish to paint, including power points, skirting boards and doorframes.

Step 7: Next apply Haymes Acrylic Sealer Undercoat to any patches you’ve sealed and sanded.

Find a Haymes Stockist

Now you know how to prep a wall for repainting, it’s time to paint your walls. Visit your local Haymes stockist get expert advice and tips.