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    How long to wait between coats of paint?

    Painters & Decorators

    Good afternoon. I’m going to be painting over plaster in my hall, stairs and landing. We want to keep the space light so we’re going with very pale blue paint. How many coats of paint will I need to cover the plaster? How long between coats of paint should I wait before the next?

    Asked by Adam on 3rd Apr 2020
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    Ttm Home Improvements Ltd

    "You will need to use a white base paint first for bare plaster and allow 2hrs dry. Then you cut in along the ceiling and walls then you can put your main coat on top leave that to dry for 2hrs then your final coat after and then re-cut in along the ceilings and walls then u undercoat all woodwork twice then your gloss or stain on top twice and allow 2 hrs drying time for undercoat and 1-2hrs drying time with quick dry between coats if u have any problems get back to me."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    CRM Construction LTD

    "1 coat white matt paint
    2 coat your colour paint
    Water based paint dries quick"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    DR Maintence

    "If its fresh plaster your painting then ideally you will need to give it 3 coats of paint consisting of 1 mist coat, (a coat of your chosen colour mix with water to thin it out) so that it soaks I to the plaster and reduces the risk of peeling then 2 coats of paint to fully cover the walls"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Cpw decorating

    "I would recommend 2coats of paint, 4 hours drying time at ambient temperature 21% f"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Szabo and Szabo architecture

    "Hello. It needs to be 3 coats of paint and 5-6 hours between coats (its depends on the brand and quality of the paint)"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Sunshine decorators

    "If it’s not new plaster it should cover in two coats if it’s Matt should dry in about and hour depending on heat in house vinyl silk would be around 4 hours between coats"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Fresh coat painters Bridgend

    "Hi I would mist coat the wall then apply 2 tops coat may need 3rd depending on paint you use"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    JW Maintenance

    "At least 2 coats. By the time you have finished the first coat start the next. Start from top to bottom."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    S.A. Property Development

    "Hi Adam, you'll need atleast 2 coats but I usually go with three coats myself on plaster. The first coat should be with either a water based paint or you add water to your paint if it is not water based about 3 parts paint to 1 part water, this acts as a key for the finishing coat to stay and gives it a good smooth finish. Leave the undercoat to dry for atleast 12 hours, 24 hours is preferable then add the finishing coats, if you're doing 2 finishing coats 2 - 3 hours shed be enough for the paint to dry or what the tub advises."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Rocc Property investment

    "Hi there, if it is new plaster you are painting on for the first time, you will need to give it a mist coat first, 50/50 water and paint.
    Allow a few hours before. Apply the first coat of colour the again in 24 hours."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Sep 2015 - report
    Home Decor Quality Decorating

    "If its new dry plaster you will need to paint one mist coat on first this is very important. When dry, normally 4 hours between coats you can paint the walls."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

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