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Newly plastered wall dry?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Ambernewbie, 23 Feb 2020.

  1. Ambernewbie

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    Sounds a stupid question but how do I know when a newly plastered wall is dry please? Is it when the wall is a light pinkish colour?
    Also I know I need to paint on 2 coats of mist is it best to use a roller or brush?
    Also can I use any old emulsion like B&Q own brand or do I have to use Dulux emulsion?
    Really sorry about all the questions but never painted new plaster before and I have gone to the expense of having it replastered so really dont want to make a hash of it.
    Many thanks
     
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    Post a photo.
     
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    Be certain to dilute your emulsion to the correct ratio for the mist coat. If you don't, it can peel off and you will NOT like it.

    Roller will give a better finish and coverage for this mist coat.
     
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    Light pink plaster, and no dark damp patches.
     
  6. Ambernewbie

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    What is the ratio please?? I have read a few different posts and they all say different. Alos can I use the B&Q own brand please?
     
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    The ratio will be printed on the tin. Dulux Trade is normally 9 to 1, ie add 10% water by volume.

    BTW you only need one mist coat. If you need to filler and sand after the mist coat, then spot prime with the mist coat mix.

    I have never used the B&Q own brand paint. I stick with trade quality paints, although they cost more they are normally better at covering and therefore reduce labour costs.
     
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    Thank you Oops - will be using Dulux - prefer to spend a bit more and have a good job.
     
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