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    How to paint over a newly plastered wall?

    Plasterers

    Hi

    I recently had a bedroom wall replastered - how long should I wait before painting and do I need to do anything different while painting the first coat?

    Thank you

    Asked by Karen on 4th Apr 2020
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    Tw plastering and building

    "Give the plaster a couple of weeks to cure fully then for the first coat mix water at a ratio of 50/50 then apply paint as normal"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    ALLSTAR PLASTERING

    "Water down some paint in the roller tray and apply, this will seal the porous plaster. Then 2 coats of neat well stirred paint.
    If you don't wash down the first coat it can peel."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Md build

    "Hi normally about 5-6 days drying time ? Painting must be mat paint first coat leave it for a day or two then repaint."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Reeves installations

    "Hi wait till the plaster surfaces turn back to light pink and first coat paint 50/50 with water mixed together"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    LB plastering & general building

    "Hi Karen
    Wait till it all goes pale pink colour.
    Either water down the paint or paint it with pva glue watered down then couple coats paint it be done, many thanks, Leigh."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    LFE Builders

    "Hi
    Once the walls have gone a complete pale colour they are ready to paint, when painting mix 50/50 of white emulsion and water and paint wall don't leave roller marks as this will be seen when painting with normal colour."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Fineline Plastering

    "Wait for plaster to dry out.
    Mix paint with water for first coat about 60/40 wait 24hours.
    Then paint as normal"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    SA Plastering

    "Wait until completely dry. Then get some cheap emulsion mixed with water, say 3 parts water to 1 paint. This will be your mist coat. After dry you can use your chosen colour on top. Usually takes couple of coats."

    Answered on 5th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Apllycoating. Ltd

    "When you are ready, after the plaster has dried completely, first coat If your topcoat's white, it's best to use watered-down white emulsion for the mist coat, or you may end up doing more coats of topcoat than you need to."

    Answered on 21st Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Platinum Plastering

    "Minimum 3 days drying time.

    First coat if paint needs to be 50/50 water and paint."

    Answered on 14th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

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