The Order of Painting and Decorating.

As a professional painter and decorator, I often get asked what is the correct order of painting and decorating in a room. Below is a list of order of works for different finishes.

These presume that all previous wallpaper is stripped and all surfaces prepared using dust free sanding system and are ready for decorating.

In all examples I have used traditional undercoat and gloss. Other finishes are probably now more contemporary, for instance in all domestic properties I use Crown Fastflow paint,  but the principal remains the same.

Straight Emulsion

Painter and Decorator
  1. 2 coats of emulsion to ceilings.
  2. 2 coats of emulsion to walls.
  3. Undercoat woodwork.
  4. Gloss woodwork.

Papered Feature Wall

The order of painting and decorating
  1. Prepare & Line the wall to be papered.
  2. 2 coats of emulsion to ceilings.
  3. 2 coats of emulsion to walls.
  4. Undercoat woodwork.
  5. Gloss woodwork.
  6. Paper feature wall.

Lining paper or Blown Vinyl

Lining paper in a whole room
  1. Prepare and paper all walls with either lining paper or blown vinyl (super fresco).
  2. 2 coats of emulsion to ceilings.
  3. 2 coats of emulsion to walls.
  4. Undercoat woodwork.
  5. Gloss woodwork.

Fully Papered Room

Wallpaper in a lounge
  1. Line all walls with 1000 grade lining paper.
  2. 2 coats of emulsion to ceilings.
  3. Undercoat woodwork.
  4. Gloss woodwork.
  5. Paper all walls.

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