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Let's have a heated debate and get things cleared up forever

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Growler, 13 Jul 2008.

  1. Growler

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    Who thinks that you shouldn't use vinyl (soft sheen/silk/matt) on new plaster and who thinks you can use it successfully.
    Now come on...let's narrow it down.
    ;)
     
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  3. Zampa

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    Im on the fence...fine on skim, risky on new deep bare plaster that has just been done in a unheated house in winter...therefore possibly containing moisture.

    Who's next...........................................? :evil:
     
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    Thats exactly what I reckon.

    Used vinyl lots of times on bare skim and small jobbing type work, but if I had miles of bare plaster I would'nt use vinyl.



    ps Im glad u asked that question about firefox zampa.. I'm using it now

    :LOL: Its v good .
     
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    Much better isnt it...IE8 was dire..cockedup my comp..7 wasnt much better either.
     
  6. Zampa

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    Come on Growl...you started it lol
     
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  8. Growler

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    If plaster's damp and it has to be painted, use contract but don't make the mistake of covering up immediately with chosen vinyl or kitchen/bathroom paint with the idea that it's now ok to "finish" it - because it has to be dry before applying non-contract.

    If dry plaster, you can use vinyl silk/sheen/matt etc. as long as it says so on the tin/tub instructions, e.g: Dulux rich matt/silk should not be used as first coat on new plaster...(got that from Third_degree) :LOL:

    If your plaster is powdery, seal it with plaster sealer. If it isn't use plaster sealer or a mist coat, which ever you prefer. If your plaster hasn't dried yet, use a contract, without plaster sealer or vinyl.
     
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    What is it about that rich matt stuff?..I have only used it once on re dec work and it was fine..

    What makes it different from ordinary v matt?
     
  10. Growler

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    Don't know.
    Matey's used it on bare plaster and he said it's no prob but Third_degree put the willys up me :eek: ...... so to speak.
     
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    "Rich" and "Thick" often go together :D
     
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