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Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by rexters, 3 Jul 2006.

  1. rexters

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    i have reboarded my ceiling i have filled the joints and it is all nice and smooth.
    i am correct in thinking that i can now paint directly over the whole lot without the need for skimming.
     
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    You can , but it would be recommended to use a pva sealer (called polybond over here) first, especially because it is in a bathroom and subject to high levels of humidity.
     
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    What made me think it was in a bathroom????
    Weird! :eek:
     
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    you can but someone told me you get a better finish with a skim
     
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    This is interesting.... We are having a new ceiling in our kitchen as the existing ceiling has many spotlights (14 x 60w "normal" spotlights !) and we are reducing the numbers and moving them, so we planned to have new plasterboard put up to put the new lights into (8 x 50w halogen).

    We were then going to get the plasterboard skimmed before we painted it, but from the answer above it looks like we can just paint straight away without skimming ? But of we did this, wouldn't the joins between the boards show ?

    thanks...
     
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    Yes emulsion strait ontop. But make sure first coat is MATT and thinned half and half to make a mist coat. This will soak well into p/b and bond instead of laying on top. then give one or two of a more thicker coating.
    You will then have a perfect ceiling which will never flake or peel when you paint /clean in years to come. I use the same emuslion for mist and finish coats. dont mess with cheapo stuff for mist coat it's false economy and could give problems next time you decorate... Using pva as a sealer will mean problems when you next decorate... honest...
    good luck
    john ..
     
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