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How long should I wait after a mist coat before painting?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by shngrdnr, 30 Jan 2014.

  1. shngrdnr

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    We've just had our bathroom done and two of the the walls skimmed. Once the plaster was dry I went over it with a mist coat of vinyl matt emulsion - I used 1 part water to between 3 and 4 parts paint. Once that was dry I went over with another mist coat of a similar mix.

    The paint seems to be sticking well, it's drying nice and smooth. I just want to know how long I should wait before I can start in with the final paint? Cheers
     
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    As soon as it's dry, 1-4 hours.
     
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    Cheers Paul
     
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    One more question for you Paul - this is my first time painting onto fresh plaster, I'm a bit paranoid that I might've not made my mist coat mix wet enough. Is there any way of telling whether that's the case straight away, or is it just a matter of painting with the final coat and waiting to see if bumps or peeling appear down the line?
     
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    I normally go for about 50/50 mix, with good quality paint, or with B&Q type stuff 2/1 (paint/water).

    As long as the paint is well adhered to the wall it should be OK.
     
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