How can I paint over uneven paint (Clouds painted on a wall) on a bedr

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  • M. M.. M. M.. on Dec 28, 2017
    Have you tried sanding the uneven paint?Palm sanders are usually not very expensive - wear a mask for the dust, though!

  • Wash with TSP. Let dry. Use at least 2 coats of a good primer like Kilz or Zinsser. Then your chosen paint color.

  • Brenda Brenda on Dec 28, 2017
    Agree withNaomi

  • Kay27246977 Kay27246977 on Dec 28, 2017
    Prime first

  • Ifixstuff Ifixstuff on Dec 28, 2017
    If you do NOT mind the texture of the clouds showing through, the above method should be OK. If you want to make the texture of the clouds less noticeable or gone, there are a couple of things you can do. 1. If the wall was painted before the clouds were put on, there might be a layer of protective paint under them. Then you can spray water on the cloud, let it soak in, and then gently try to scrape away the paint with a spackle knife or paint scraper without tearing into the wall board underneath. Do a very small section at a time to develop the right technique. 2. If that is not successful or still leaves you with a not-smooth wall, you will have to cover the area with many thin layers of wall spackle before you prime and paint. Spackle many layers until you fan out an area larger than the clouds. Even a light spackling will diminish the look of the texture. Use ready-made wall spackle and a large spackle knife. Many thin coats are better than thick ones. After the spackle dries, a very light sanding with 150 sandpaper then will create a surface that is ready to prime and paint. Post photos of before and after! Good luck!