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Weird splodges on freshly plastered wall?!

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CalliopeTorres Fri 18-Dec-15 14:13:53

We have a property that has recently been trashed and we're in the midst of sorting it out. We had the bedroom re plastered (he used plaster board then skimmed that if it's relevant as originally it was huge artexed chunks of plaster), the plaster has been done now for a week. It appeared to be dried out, all pink and even. So today I put on a coat of watered down emulsion in a bid to seal the walls and when I have came back to it this afternoon it looks like the photo. Any ideas as to what this is and am I now destined to have funky splodges in the bedroom?!

Celticlassie Fri 18-Dec-15 14:15:04

Is it maybe just the plaster reacting with the paint? If so, a couple more coats may cover it?

OurBlanche Fri 18-Dec-15 14:25:29

When they put the board up they use a 'glue' in spots, it called dot and dab.

The skin over the dots take longer to dry out - the dab has to dry out to.


OurBlanche Fri 18-Dec-15 14:28:56

Sorry, posted too soon.

Your watered down coat, the 'mist' coat, is to prime the board, so don't worry too much, 2 full coats should cover it nicely.

CalliopeTorres Fri 18-Dec-15 14:40:22

Ah you are indeed a superstar of epic proportions. I was sitting here panicking I had painted too soon and irreversibly stuffed it up. I can now report back to husband type in a superior fashion that I know what it is and we are not to panic. Thanks again!

CalliopeTorres Fri 18-Dec-15 14:48:05

Do you think I should leave it another couple of weeks before trying to paint anymore?

OurBlanche Fri 18-Dec-15 14:48:18

You could offer him a decision... does he want to ventilate the room for a couple more days, to dry out the dot and dab a bit more, before top coating?

Then you can sound truly knowledgeable and he gets his manly ego stroked a bit - and you can snigger while he pretends to know what is best grin

CalliopeTorres Fri 18-Dec-15 14:49:23

wink nicely done. He will appreciate feeling as though he has a say. We like to keep up the illusion.

OurBlanche Fri 18-Dec-15 14:51:43

Sorry, cross posted... you could leave it. The dryer it is the better. I have to admit my fear would lead me to repeat the mist coat too.

But my cousin - who does this for a living - is far more blase than I am and would probably just go ahead... it may show through the first coat, but the second should do the trick.

CalliopeTorres Fri 18-Dec-15 14:53:21

smile I shall leave it over Christmas and re apply a further mist coat.

OurBlanche Fri 18-Dec-15 14:56:08

See... you sound like an expert fgrin

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