Where can I buy good quality sugar soap?
Well now we’ve finally sourced a totally natural an non toxic version of the normal sugar soap. Buy either the Auro 435, or the Auro 411 plant soap and just use a little in a bucket of warm water.
Why sugar soap is important:
Washing down the old wallpaper is never high on anyone’s list of things to do, but it’s super important to do. Walls are usually covered (whether you can see it or not) with grease, nicotine and dirt especially if you have kids in the house, or in a kitchen, which can make it a struggle to even get an even single coat let alone two coats.
Dirt of the surface of the wall that gets painted over just leads to the paint not getting good adherence and will flake / chip off way quicker than expected. You paint is ONLY as strong as the base layer.
Therefore, missing out on the washing step is not what you should do if you want your walls to have a nice finish and long lasting. As boring as this step sounds, it will show you great results further down the line.
Bathrooms and kitchens are prone to greasy walls. Apart from warm water, a sugar soap helps in removing all that grease and dirt so the new coat of paint looks fresh. Cleaning with sugar soaps helps the new paint to stick to the walls without hampering the adhesion.