Plaster drying time

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by gas01, 6 Oct 2006.

  1. gas01

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    I have had 2 plasterers look at my room that i want skimmed and one said to wait 2 days and one said to wait 5 days before I apply the water-paint coat.

    Anyone don it recently and have any comments.
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  2. keved

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    After having numerous walls plastered I would always recommend " as long as possible" which is easily 5 days ut depends on the natural room humidity,, if the plaster cant get rid of the water then its gonna take longer than if it can :eek: ( but never force the drying by using extra heating) you can see the plaster colour change from terracota to a dry magnolia colour. We did have painters in decorating in a new build house we had after only 2days plastering but they did use new plaster paint (wickes and dulux do such a paint) which allows the plaster to get rid of the moisture after painted... my choice is wait a week.
     
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    Or use Dulux Trade Fast Matt as it is a breathable flat matt emulsion that can be used over skimmed plaster after only 24 hours.
     

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