How to paint uneven surface ?
So I’ll start by saying I know nothing about painting... we rent a property and put up a decorative stick and peel backsplash on our kitchen. Now I have to remove it and when I do so some areas are pulling off paint, and some right down to the drywall. I’ve been told I need to sand this and then paint, but how would I do that? Would I sand right down to the drywall in the whole area? Or just sand areas that need it to make it look even? And then I was planning on colour matching and painting with a high quality paint / primer. Any help / suggestions / tips would be appreciated
- 1 month agoFavorite Answer
Sand the whole area, but you don't need to remove all the existing paint. Just make sure you have a smooth surface. If there are dips in the surface, fill them with a fine surface filler and sand it smooth once it's fully dry. If you're using a water-based paint, you don't need to use a primer, but you'll probably need 2 or 3 coats. Oil-based paints require a primer on any areas that are not already painted.