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    Painting fresh plaster

    Painters & Decorators

    I have used watered down emulsion to paint new plaster but it was dulux silk. It said on the tin that it could be watered down 10% to seal new, porous surfaces but I have since read it must be Matt. Have I ruined my plaster?

    Asked by Sarah on 8th Feb 2021
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    PG painting services

    "The point of an undercoat is to protect the surface and the top coat so weather you used silk or matt should be irrelevant. If you stuck to around 10% water that should be fine. Plaster likes any kind of paint to be fair. Just ensure that it is dry before applying base/top coat as the paint you used was not an actual primer."

    Answered on 9th Feb 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    CB Property Maintenance

    "No this would be ok - generally its not ideal but if allowed to fully dry it has created a first skin in order to apply further layers"

    Answered on 27th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

    "I think not to damage the plaster, if it was new, rub it with sandpaper and apply a new primer and add water according to the instructions on the tin. It has to be matte paint"

    Answered on 9th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Traian D.

    "Let it dry before painting. also, the first coat is better to be white then all colours after."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Paintingshades decorating services

    "Hi no you haven’t ruined the plaster just sand down surfaces that was mist coated and start again in Matt emulsion 10% watered down once you have done this you may then start top coating in silk not watered down .

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Dorin's Services

    "No, you haven't ruined the plaster. The surface just needs to be prepared for your new paint/color desired"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    North Decorating

    "You might need to put a barrier on the wall to seal it to then repaint over there's plenty of products out there zinsser bullseye 123 zinsser bin or a peel stop but personally I would never use silk it shows everything on the wall there is better alternatives hope this helps."

    Answered on 8th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    Burnham's decorators

    "Sand down the walls, then fill and sand again! Then paint again with watered down paint 30% water."

    Answered on 3rd Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Gerald gjeta

    "You should never use silk on a bare plaster. I would suggest to leave it dry and remove it after it is dry so you can apply another coat of mist coat you can use Leyland super latex which can be thinned with 30 % water"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    O’Brien decor

    "Matt paint the best thing to use on this job

    Answered on 14th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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