Painting & Decorating Question

How long before i can use vinyl matt paint?

Kitchen walls hard plastered. I waited 3 weeks then used a contract emulsion for a mist and 2 top coats.

New walls in extension plasterboarded and skimmed. Waited 2 weeks and did same as for kitchen.

Would like to put vinyl matt paint on walls before kitchen it installed in 3 weeks time. Will the walls be dry enough to do so or am I asking for trouble?

2 Answers


2 weeks should be ample time.

Answered 30th Sep 2013


Member since 16 Jun 2008

You will be fine as long as you allowed the plaster enough time to dry fully etc which 2-3 weeks is more than enough in the current weather temperate etc (normal conditions) also as long as the contract emulsion you used as a mist coat was watered down enough and not neat, then you can go ahead and paint with vinyl Matt whenever you wish to from now onwards

Answered 30th Sep 2013

Urquhart & Parham Decorators

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