Painting new plaster in bathroom

19 Dec 2012
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I've had my bathroom plastered (whole room including cieling), the plaster has had about a month to dry and I have bought dulux bathroom paint.
I wondered if anyone has any advice on painting - someone I spoke to said I should water down the first coat of paint when going on to bare plaster. Is this good advice?

Somewhere else I used to live, the paint always flaked off the bathroom cieling above the shower - so I really want to get this right from the start to avoid that situation

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Just to clear up the advise you had, yes do thin the first coat but not with the bathroom paint. What you need is Matt emulsion.
Doesn't need to be the same colour, white will do or if you have some Matt left over from a previous job.
Make sure there is adaquate ventilation in the bathroom as condensation is the main reason why paint flakes off in bathrooms and ceiling go black, nothing to do with the type of paint applied.

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