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Crown White Matt Emulson as Mist Coat

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by rednaxela, 29 Jul 2007.

  1. rednaxela

    rednaxela

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    Hello All,

    I am about to start work on painting my new plaster in my extension.

    I have looked at lots of posts regarding mist coats.

    Would Crown White Matt Emulsion be ok watered down as the mist coat?
    I have looked on the pot, and it doesn't mention vinyl anywhere.

    The instructions say to water down no more than 20%. My plasterer mentioned 50%.
    I am wondering what happens if you water down too much, or not enough?

    I have watered down a sample of the paint to 20% and it still has a consistency that is a little like yogurt. (without the fruit) ;)
    I'm not sure if it still seems a bit thick to use??

    Any advice on my crown paint & thinning guidelines would be great.
    I want to ensure I get this right first time.

    many thanks,
    Alex.
     
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    hi,
    i myself would thin to about 40% and put a coat on ,there is no hard and fast rule about thinning mist coat as long as its not neat. :rolleyes:
     
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    Its difficult to tell you how thin, but on average, anything from 30%-50%, its better too thin than too thick.
    It wont do any harm if its too thin at first, cause you can always add a tad more paint.

    Even if you think its too thin, its not a problem, and you know there wont be a problem with it being too thin, but if its too thick, then there is a definate chance there will be a problem.



    I think there is too many toos in this post......... :rolleyes: :p
     
  5. rednaxela

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    Thanks Spice & tonygerm.
    My 20% split was quite thick, so I will mix a bit more water. My gut feeling is that it should be like single cream and not yogurt :?: :?:

    I have learnt so much being a "semi-self builder", I thought the paiting bit would be easy.. ;) not so..

    Alex.
     
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    Thats how I would describe it, like runny single cream.

    I must admit though, that I find I add less water to the 'crown' paints than I do with 'dulux', but after a while you can just tell when its the right consistincy (spelling)??? :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks Spice
     
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