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painting on bare plasterboard

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by B1N9S, 1 Feb 2009.

  1. B1N9S

    B1N9S

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    Hi,

    Probably been asked a thousand times, so my apologies for being a lazy bstard !!!!! I have searched.....honestly.

    I have just dry lined my kitchen, using paper joints and easy fill. Can I paint directly onto the plasterboards/filler, or do I need to PVA it all first.

    Muchos gracias.
     
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  3. kjacko

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    You can emulsion straight onto the boards.
    The 'experts' will enlighten you further, but i've done it with no hiccups or problems afterwards.
     
  4. Wevski

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    Probably a bit late now but yes you can apply directly to the plasterboard.
    The best way is to give the a wash coat to seal as it will be very porous.

    This means water your first coat down to around 50/50 paint water mix. This will save you time and money as the second coat (70/30) will apply very easy and you will use less paint in the long run.

    It will also give you a better finish as a thick first coat will show brush marks as the moisture is pulled to quickly from the paint.

    HTH
     
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