Hi Guys, I am after some help as I am going to do some work in my new house in the next few days.
guys please don't advice me to get a builder and or a tiler and so on because I really know it's ideal but indeed I can't afford it after paying 20k deposit + all the legal fees, solicitors, duty stamp, new furnitures and you know the rest of the list :(
I am going to be painting some walls with different colours as well as applying wallpapers in the living room, 1 bedroom and dinning room....
The house is newly built and the walls are all painted with Magnolia. floors are concrete downstairs and cement boarded upstairs.
starting with painting, do I need to sand the walls before repainting or I can go ahead and paint on top of the existing layer? and can I apply the wallpaper adhesive straight t the paint or it needs sanding+priming?
in the kitchen I am going to tile the walls between the worktop and the cupboards, can i tile on top of the paint or i need sanding+priming? do I need to prime the kitchen floor or just apply the powdered cement directly as it's a concrete floor? bathroom en suite, can i apply the cement straight to the cement board or it needs priming? the same with the painted walls as i intend to tile them as well?
the rest of the house will be all fitted with laminated floor and oak woo on stairs.....
I hope somebody can help me because I truly have to do all this by myself as I have no solution (I am taking two weeks off work) things got really sticky but we were expecting this and we think it's worth it as its going to be our own house, but the misses keeps on demanding various things hence I can't afford anything :D .
Thanks in advance