Surface Prep: Kitchens & Bathrooms

Surface Preparation Guide for Kitchens & Bathrooms

Before painting with Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms paint, ensure that surfaces are dry, sound and free from dust, dirt, grease and oil before painting.


1. New Work:

plascon kitchens & bathrooms paint1.1 Cement plaster, concrete, unglazed brickwork, fibre-cement, ceiling boards: Remove any loose particles and laitance by most suitable means. Prime with PLASCON PLASTER PRIMER.

1.2 Gypsum plaster (e.g. Rhinolite, Cretestone): Prime with PLASCON PLASTER PRIMER.
N.B. Soft, underbound, friable and highly porous surfaces must be restored to a sound condition before painting with PLASCON PLASTER PRIMER.
N.B. If a gypsum plaster has been used as the joint skimming filler on gypsum board or dry wall partitioning, then these areas must be sealed with PLASCON PLASTER PRIMER.

1.3 Wood: Sand smooth with 150 grit paper working in the direction of the grain. Dust off. Seal knots and resinous areas with PLASCON KNOT SEAL. Prime entire surface with PLASCON WOOD PRIMER.

1.4 Mild steel: Degrease with PLASCON AQUASOLV DEGREASER. Rinse thoroughly with water. Remove any rust by coarse sanding, mechanical grinding, etc. or PLASCON RUST REMOVER. Prime general surfaces the same day with METALCARE MILD STEEL PRIMER or PLASCOSAFE 18 PRIMER – use ZINC PHOSPHATE PRIMER RED OXIDE for structural steelwork.

1.5 Galvanised steel: Clean with METALCARE GALVANISED IRON CLEANER to achieve a water break-free surface. Rinse thoroughly with water. Prime the same day with METALCARE GALVANISED IRON PRIMER.

2. Previously Painted Surfaces:

2.1 Previously painted surfaces in good condition: Remove loose and flaking paint back to a sound substrate and a firm edge by scraping and sanding. Spot prime bare areas with appropriate primer. Clean with POLYCELL SUGAR SOAP POWDER solution to remove all contaminants. Rinse with clean water to remove all traces of SUGAR SOAP. Sand glossy enamel surfaces to a matt finish and apply one coat of PLASCON UNIVERSAL UNDERCOAT.

2.2 Previously painted surfaces in poor condition: Completely remove paint by appropriate means or by using the most suitable REMOVALL product and treat as for new work.


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8 thoughts on “Surface Prep: Kitchens & Bathrooms

    • Hi Hennie.

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Yes, you can. First sand the Velvaglo to remove the sheen, dust off and clean. Then paint Universal undercoat on and allow 16 to 24 hrs to dry. Lastly apply 2 coats of Kitchen and Bathrooms at intervals of 2 to 4 hrs between coats.

  1. I need to change the colour of my kitchen and we recently incorporated another room into the kitchen. Do I need to use an undercoat before painting or can I just apply the paint colour of choice? Most of the room has the same colour except small sections that have been plastered and primed.

    • Hi Kas, thanks for getting in touch with us. If you currently have a darker colour on your walls and you want to repaint to a lighter colour, then the product you will need to use is Plascon Universal Undercoat.

  2. Hi there, I would like to paint my bathroom which is tiled with a old-fashioned gloss tiles. I have read some of the tips but what is not clear for me after surface prep is what is the matt gloss oil-based paint you are referring to? Would I be able to use Double Velvet, Cashmere or Kitchens and Bathrooms? If I can use Kitchens and Bathrooms, do you get it in different colours? Thanks

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