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Plastering over 3 day old plaster

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by pjo123, 12 Mar 2014.

  1. pjo123

    pjo123

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    yes I know, should have hired a pro :)

    I've put a top coat on my landing walls, I did a pretty good job with most of it (for a diy-er)

    But there was part of it that the wall was slightly uneven, so I (probably stupidly) evened it up with the top coat and decided I'd give it a second coat later.

    Then I had to go out urgently and haven't got around to the 2nd coat.

    It all seems to be drying well, a second coat and I think it will look fine.

    As it's going to be Thursday I put the 2nd coat on and the 1st was done Monday, what do you recommend?

    I worry that it might be too dry and suck the moisture out of the 2nd coat.

    On the other hand, I worry it might not have finished drying and using PVA might trap moisture in there (or am I being silly)

    Thistle Multifinish

    Many thanks
     
  2. loply

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    I don't know the answer to your question but if I were in doubt I would wait for it to dry then PVA it and go again.

    Maybe you can wet the wall and do it earlier, but I'd wait for a plasterer to confirm. Even then, for the sake of a few days is it worth the risk?
     
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    you are too late to add a 2nd coat, you are putting 2 first coats on
     
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  5. pjo123

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    OK Thanks, in that case I'll leave it for a while before I give it another top coat
     
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