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  1. iwantthebuildersout

    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    okay - great - will have a look at using acrylic eggshell for the bathrooms then. thank you!
  2. iwantthebuildersout

    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Thanks, Mutley56 - had been wondering whether to go for bathroom paint or not for the top coats - did you use acrylic eggshell so that the plaster could continue to dry out? So I could us acrylic eggshell to start with, and in a year or so, I could put some bathroom paint on over the top?
  3. iwantthebuildersout

    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Thanks, Mutley56 - yes, someone else mentioned that already, but thanks for the advice - am trying to leave gaps where the tiling is going to go. Appreciate your help.
  4. iwantthebuildersout

    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    oh yes, thanks, good point. the tiling is already underway, and unfortunately some of it was done before the mould was treated on the plaster - aargh! really hope this doesn't mean that i'll end up with mould coming through the grout lines? luckily i got there before the whole tiling job was...
  5. iwantthebuildersout

    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Thanks so much, Doggit - really appreciate your help :)
  6. iwantthebuildersout

    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Yikes! We'd have lost a lot of internal space if they'd gone down the stud wall route. Its only a few rooms that had to have their one external wall tanked, and it looked as if it was our one and only real option to protect us from the prevailing weather. They spent a lot of time repointing...
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    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Thanks guys - you've all been really helpful. Sounds like I need to take a closer look at why we are getting mould on these walls. Any new walls in the house have been insulated, but the rooms where the mould is happening, all have external old stone walls, that have no insulation, but have...
  8. iwantthebuildersout

    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Apparently the new plaster is mostly onto plasterboard, apart from in some places where just a patch up was required. Why, does it make a difference to the drying times? We live on the coast, so it's a pretty damp location. But the house has just been renovated to try to eliminate the damp...
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    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Thanks so much for your responses, Jadele and ic1927 - am i okay to do the top coat a few weeks after the mist coat, once the bathroom has been fitted then, or should the misting and top coats be done quite close together in time? It sounds as if I should definitely not rush and do the top...
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    Builder wants to mist coat before tiling & fitting bathroom!!

    Hi - just wondered if I could get seem advice on when to mist coat fresh plaster, and whether I then need to top coat quite soon after or not, please?? My builder is suggesting I mist coat our newly built, and newly plastered, bathrooms before he starts to tile and install the bathroom...
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