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How long before painting on new plaster?

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KennetLass Wed 22-Jul-15 10:58:55

I've read several different things about the length of time that you need to leave it before painting on new plaster from 'until it's dried' to 4 weeks. Does anyone have any experience with this?

SylvanianCaliphate Wed 22-Jul-15 11:00:12

You need to let it dry and then prime it.

Was it just a skim or browned too?

SylvanianCaliphate Wed 22-Jul-15 11:01:24

Skim is the pink stuff that goes over plaster board, evens out bumps.
Browning is the thicker stuff that goes on bare bricks.

KennetLass Wed 22-Jul-15 11:04:10

It was a skim.....

SylvanianCaliphate Wed 22-Jul-15 11:07:49

24 - 36 hours it will be light pink and dry, then size it (wallpaper paste diluted) or it will just soak up the paint.

SylvanianCaliphate Wed 22-Jul-15 11:09:59

Size is just an undercoat, you can use pva glue and water too. It's just a base to stop the plaster being porous.

If you have had damp or any mould issues leave it 36 hrs to be certain.

KennetLass Wed 22-Jul-15 11:13:07

Thank you, good to know I don't have to wait too long!. No damp issues. I've seen decorators saying that you shouldn't use PVA but a diluted emulsion for the first coat of pain

superram Wed 22-Jul-15 11:14:44

Use watered down emulsion- piglet john says so!

SylvanianCaliphate Wed 22-Jul-15 11:17:03

Pva has gone out of fashion because if it's too strong (too much glue) it can make the paint look patchy.

A small bag of wallpaper paste is cheapest and easiest, it h a s the mix quantity on the back but I just use pva because it's in the shed grin

KennetLass Wed 22-Jul-15 11:20:01

I just realised I said first coat of pain....I'm hoping it won't be! Thanks everyone...I take it piglet john knows best :-) Worst thing will probably be the high ceilings...

SylvanianCaliphate Wed 22-Jul-15 11:29:52

Thanks everyone...I take it piglet john knows best :-)

Ouch hmm Maybe specifically ask that person next time and others won't bother answering.

KennetLass Wed 22-Jul-15 11:41:18

No, I didn't mean that against you! Sorry, I'm new here, didn't mean to upset anyone. Just a wee joke thing.....bleurgh......

SylvanianCaliphate Wed 22-Jul-15 11:48:58

Ah don't worry, I've seen my arse today I could get the hump with Mother Theresa! Ignore me flowers

KennetLass Wed 22-Jul-15 12:01:22

Thanks SylvaniaCaliphate Just getting my bearings and grateful for all advice!

verystressedmum Wed 22-Jul-15 15:01:23

Mix normal cheap white paint with water and paint it on. My dh and pigletjohn says so so it must be true grin

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