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Fresh plaster. Need to seal it? Also a F & B question please.

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Behoove Mon 10-Nov-14 21:45:51

Getting quotes from 3 decorators. 2 have quoted for 3 coats including one which is to seal the plaster but one guy says this isn't required so is quoting based on 2 coats only.
I always thought it was, any ideas?

Also- a farrow and ball question. Anyone have the red shade called 'Picture Gallery'

Thanks in advance.

Adarajames Mon 10-Nov-14 21:48:51

Fresh plaster should be sealed, either with expensive made for the job stuff, or with standard emulsion mixed with water which is more often used. as first coat on new plaster will mainly disappear into the wall, I'd be surprised if 2 coats were enough, I generally find needs at least 3 as the first priming coat doesn't really add to the finished effect iyswim

Adarajames Mon 10-Nov-14 21:49:48

Ps I love f&b but not got that colour, there paint marks very easily I find, and I usually get it mixed in a cheaper trade base as can't afford the real thing!

Adarajames Mon 10-Nov-14 21:50:01

Their not there!

Behoove Mon 10-Nov-14 21:54:47

Thanks adara
I thought that about the sealing, seems like he is cutting corners a bit.

I haven't used F&B before, the range Modern Emulsion is advertised at being tough and wipe able so I think I might give it a try.

TalkinPeace Mon 10-Nov-14 22:09:50

when our plaster was all fresh the painters did a swift "mist coat" and then two coats of normal matt paint
no silk paint on fresh plaster for 6 months

too tight by a mile to pay for F&B : crown in this house

Behoove Mon 10-Nov-14 22:16:37

I'm going for matt as well, prefer it to shiny surface on the walls.

When we moved in here the old lady we bought from had everything thickly artexed then painted several times with silk vinyl paint, hence the re plastering grin

PigletJohn Mon 10-Nov-14 23:34:34

is the plaster a thin skim, or complete back to the brick (will take longer to dry)?

Behoove Tue 11-Nov-14 08:48:57

Back to the brick on the walls piglet. We ended up not removing the artex from the ceiling, so I think there might have been 2 coats of plaster to cover it up as it was very a bumpy and peaky design.

PigletJohn Tue 11-Nov-14 09:45:02

ceilings dry quickly, but a complete replaster of walls will take a month. If you want to paint soon, use Dulux Trade Supermatt, which is a non-vinyl breathing paint, allowing the plaster to dry through it. It makes a good surface for painting over later. It is not as durable as a vinyl silk though. Rub the wall with a damp rag before painting to remove any plaster dust stuck to the surface.

Never allow anyone to put PVA glue on a surface which you hope one day to paint.

Itscoldouthere Tue 11-Nov-14 12:37:21

Agree with what Pigletjohn says above.

Re F&B the colour you mentioned is Picture Gallery Red it's a reasonably dark terracotta colour.

Don't expect Modern emulsion to be super durable it isn't, it's more wipeable than estate emulsion but not washable, especially on a dark colour like this, it's not like a vinyl silk paint as it has no vinyl in it.

Behoove Tue 11-Nov-14 16:45:41

Thanks again. The decorators will be coming the first week of Dec, plastering was completed last week so hope I've factored in enough drying time.

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