How Do You Prepare Gyprock Wall for Painting?
Whether you have added a new space to your home, carried out a renovation project or have completed wall repairs, your Gyprock is going to need to be painted. You might ruin your wall repair or new Gyprock surface if you just whip out the brush and start wall painting.
Just like scraping off the popcorn ceiling, there are some processes you will need to go through with your Gyprock painting to ensure you get the right finish and a long-lasting result. Just like drywall and Gyprock repair needs to be carried out carefully, so too does your wall painting. We have provided a guide to ensure your wall painting is a complete success and your Gyprock walls look their very best.
How to Prepare the Gyprock Drywall Before Painting
The key to a high-quality wall paint job is to put the right preparation work in beforehand. By following these steps, you can be assured of the best quality results:
- Inspect the Gyprock or drywall first. There could be scratches, dents or other imperfections that are going to stand out even when you repaint. Fill in any imperfections using Spakfilla or a similar product to get a nice smooth surface
- The next step is sanding. Using a pole sander with a 120 grit grade of sandpaper will get the best results. Work side to side and start from the top of the wall, working your way down to the bottom. Apply gentle, but firm medium pressure to ensure you have control of the sander and you don’t damage the wall.
- When you have completed the sanding, there is going to be fine dust on the wall that will need to be removed. By using a specialised attachment on your vacuum then you can all of the fine dust without scratching the wall. To ensure you have the lot, use a dark cloth and run it along the wall. Any remaining fine dust will show up on the cloth.
- You are nearly ready to paint, but first, you will need to clean the wall. Using a solution of one cup of white vinegar in a cup of water, gently wipe down the entire wall starting from the top and working toward the bottom with side to side motions. To speed up the drying process, you can use pedestal fans.
- Ensure the wall is bone dry before you try to apply any paint. Once your wall is completely dry, it will be fully prepared and you are ready for your wall painting project (don’t forget the drop sheets)
If you need wall repair or drywall repair, contact the team at All Ceiling Repairs. We are experienced and qualified with all wall and ceiling repair projects and we are available for all homes and suburbs in the Perth region. For cost-effective and high-quality wall repair work, give our team a call on 0414 213 006.