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First coat on newly plastered walls
how much water to paint for the mist coat please
I always use 50 50
The more penetration in to the walls the better.
I assume you are painting on new plaster.
If this is the case then go with this, also by giving the walls a miss coat, it allows
You to see any imperfections a lot easier, which then can be filled.
There is not such a thing as a perfect plastered wall.
Answered 19th Mar 2013
D Green is wrong - newly plastered walls should just need painting - no prep work required!
Answered 20th Mar 2013
Agree with D green.. 50/50 mist coat is the way, followed by 2 full coats. Some prep in between coats, ie sanding or filling may be needed if the plaster isn't top notch!!
Answered 21st Mar 2013
Aj plastering should stick to plastering. Straight emulsion over bare plaster draws the moisture out of the paint an it will end up flaking. Definitely mist coat the plaster with watered down emulsion prior to at least 2 top coats obviously depending on shade of paint and whether 2 coats give adequate obliteration.
Answered 31st Mar 2013