painting and decorating a room

I have a room which I need to repaint, can I apply a primer without sanding the walls and ceiling

Asked by Elie on 24th Apr 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes but I wouldn't recommend. Why prime previously painted surfaces? A simple sand, prime/undercoat and a finish coat is worth it."
Answered on 24th Apr 2024 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"You could - it depends on what colour it was to begin with and what you’re changing it to. Also depends on the finish you want. Would advise at least a light sand to get your new paint to hold nicely"
Answered on 24th Apr 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"No i would always rub down before priming has the primer will be better before adding top coats"
Answered on 24th Apr 2024 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"Always sand first for best result, undercoat or 2+ coat of your available paint.

Answered on 24th Apr 2024 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"No, without sanding you can't get the good quality of painting"
Answered on 30th Apr 2024 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"No, you will have to use an abrasive pad to remove nibs etc, then apply a mist coat over the surfaces prior to carrying out any decorations, regards Anthony"
Answered on 24th Apr 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"Yes that would be fine I would also use a undercoat to give it a better Finnish"
Answered on 25th Apr 2024 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Ideally not, the purpose to sand the walls is so the primer adhere to the surface much better then paint adhere to the primer.

This makes sure the paint lasts for longer else it might start flaking/peeling then you wasted your time and money on paint and have to do patch up."
Answered on 2nd May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"If it's not a new plaster than it does it need primer,"
Answered on 28th Apr 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"For a best result, better get sanding, paint will grips beter."
Answered on 24th Apr 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
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