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|Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:09 pm Post subject: Initial Painting of New HDB Flat or other new houses!
|I had restart this topic here for the benefits of our members who are new house owners.
|Xiu_mai wrote: |
|Altitude wrote: |
|Hi all.. for those who started/finished their reno.. did you paint the entire house including the ceiling?? The walls seem abit chalky.. not sure if its supposed to be like that.. Thanks in advanced! |
Definitely gotta repaint the ceiling and the rest of the house cos HDB only give us a layer of skim coat (or also known base coat). Therefore It is better to paint over once more.
BTW, this painting thingy was old skool, it was discussed before.........but I just couldn't find that thread. So, here it goes again:
The white basic wall/ceiling "painting" provided by the builder is called wall/ceiling sealant which is either water or oil base. Its purpose is to seal the concrete, providing a moisture proof barrier so that the re-inforced steel formwork holding the concrete would have a prolonged lifespan.
As new lessee, it is the best time to initiate another coating of the same (sealant) to ensure this principle is strengthen to ensure the least problem when the flat aged with its paintwork. Furthermore, with today's renovations, there are much built-in of decor that most section of walls/ceiling are covered up making wall/ceiling maintenance difficult if required.
Paint a coating or two of the whole inside of your flat surface that are not tiled over with this wall sealant. Used the oil based for kitchen, service yard toilets and water based for all the rooms (Living, MB & BRs), BEFORE any reno work is carried out!
If there are complicated renovations carried out, give instruction or ensure the contractor did the proper wall/ceiling with sealant BEFOREthe covering works to finish the fixtures/fittings on the wall/ceiling. Only then, did you proceed with the finishing coats (at least 2 coats) of your choiced colour or other medium like wallpapers etc etc.
If carried properly, the initial paintwork could last at least 10 years b4 any repainting is needed.
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