Base coat for ivory suede paint ?

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So the plan is to get some walls skimmed and painted

i will need to add a base coat on the fresh plaster (dried of course)

the colour we have chosen is ivory suede paint from crown

what do we use for the base coat? water down product (dear!) or another paint?
 
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Never used it but if it actually has a suede texture it might be a Ba-Lamb! to repaint later, Perhaps play safe and line the wall first?
 
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for new plaster, it is best to use Dulux Trade Supermatt (first couple of coats thinned with water). It is a non-vinyl porous paint which allows the plaster to continue drying.

it is cheaper than your fancy paint, and will give an even colour and absorbency to the wall, so it will be quicker and easier and use less of the more expensive paint. White is cheapest and looks decent.

After you have misted and painted it white, let it dry off and look at it for any remaining blemishes, which the white will highlight to your eye. Fill or smooth these and mist and paint them again. Ensure that the wall has finished drying out before you use your finish paint.
 
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for new plaster, it is best to use Dulux Trade Supermatt (first couple of coats thinned with water). It is a non-vinyl porous paint which allows the plaster to continue drying.

it is cheaper than your fancy paint, and will give an even colour and absorbency to the wall, so it will be quicker and easier and use less of the more expensive paint. White is cheapest and looks decent.

After you have misted and painted it white, let it dry off and look at it for any remaining blemishes, which the white will highlight to your eye. Fill or smooth these and mist and paint them again. Ensure that the wall has finished drying out before you use your finish paint.

great info mate!

we are also having a feature wall which will be chocolate suede, can i use the same Dulux Trade Supermatt for the base coat for this this wall too?

also any tips on painting the edges of the feature wall?

which wall do i do first, the other walls in ivory or the feature wall in chocolate

i seen references to using masking tape on the corners with some caulk, apply tape, apply caulk, clean off caulk and then paint, then remove tape near enough straight away, once i do this, do i wait till feature wall is dry then i mask the feature wall corner and do the same for the ivory wall?

is this the stuff i need: http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-decorators-caulk-white-310ml/57568

thanks!
 
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white Supermatt, first two coats diluted to mist, is a very good prep for all new bare plaster. If the plaster is not new, so does not need to dry out, a white vinyl matt is fine, and more durable, but again dilute the first one or two mist coats with water, so it soaks in.

I find a small soft brush best for the final edges of feature walls and wall to ceiling. you can buy a special flat fitch if you want. Your roller will tend to scuff, but you can use that first, then damp sponge off any smudges, then run the brush down the line. The texture will be slightly different from the roller but nobody will notice.

You only need caulk if there is a crack. Use very little. The thicker it is the more likely to shrink and crack. On white surfaces you can use silicone which will not crack.

Masking tape I think will leave a ragged line and might pull off the paint.

Paint the ceiling first, then whatever colour most of the room is, and your feature last. Move the roller more slowly to avoid splatter, and have your damp sponge ready.
 
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