Painting New Plaster

12 Jan 2009
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United Kingdom
I have had a room (walls and ceiling) plaster reskimmed over three weeks ago, and a 2 days ago I decided to put on a watered down emulsion as first coat. I had decided on final paint colour coating to be luxurious silk emulsion (Dulux) for walls and ceilings. I was originally going to buy a trade matt emulsion (Dulux) as first watered down sealer coat but was advised at the store (badly I believe) that silk should not be painted on top of matt! so I chose a brillant white Dulux silk emulsion for walls and ceilings so use as sealer / second coat prior to the proposed application of two full coats of my Dulux luxurious silk emulsion finish. I have completed the sealer coat (approx 3 or 4 to 1 emulsion/water mix of the brillant white ), followed by a straight coat, and am now ready for two coats of finish colour Dulux silk Talking to my plasterer later he advised that I should have used matt rather than silk for first coats due to the silk highlighting any imperfections there may be. Can I rectify the situation before applying the finish silk emulsion coats by applying a matt coat over what I have done or is there anything else I can do now? Suggestions? Thanks
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