How to paint over nicotine stains

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What you will need:

Here we show you how to permanently cover up nicotine stains from existing indoor paintwork.

1
Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from anything that will interfere with the adhesion of the materials to be applied. Remove loose and failing material by scraping or brushing with a stiff bristle brush to a sound edge. Feather sound edges with a fine grade abrasive paper. Prior to painting, the moisture content should not exceed 18%. Remove all dust. Remove all visible signs of organic growth and treat the areas with Blackfriar Anti-Mould Solution in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to dry.

In areas with remaining sound paint wash with hot water and liquid detergent solution to remove any contaminants, frequently changing the water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove all residues. Allow to dry.

 

2
Priming

Thoroughly degrease with methylated spirts, changing the cloths regularly. Fill any cracks and small surface defects with Ready Patch™ or Ready Patch™ Lite as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to dry. Rub down with a fine grade abrasive paper. Remove all dust. Prime all areas to be decorated with one full coat of Cover Stain®. Allow a minimum drying time of two hours in normal drying conditions.

Allow a minimum drying time of two hours in normal drying conditions. Bring forward patch primed areas with one coat of Cover Stain®. Allow to dry.

3
Decoration

Decorate with two full coats of Perma-White® Interior Eggshell, Satin or Semi-Gloss in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of two hours between coats.