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Painting new plaster. did a mist coat but plaster is still sucking up the paint.


I have had a room plasterd and applied a mist coat. I used Albany Supercover.
The blurb....Albany Supercover is a high opacity matt emulsion for interior walls and ceilings. It has a smooth consistency and excellent breathability for decoration on newly plastered walls when thinned as indicated. Ideal where only a decorative matt finish is required.

I watered it down as instructed and the plaster sucked it up quickly. I have started on a second coat a day later using the same paint but the walls are still sucking it up incredibly fast and the misted walls still feel dusty to the touch.

What should I do? Keep going with this coat? Water it down for a second mist?

Thank You for your help.

4 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

Best Answer

Hi miss_b_18, your doing everything right by the sound of it, 10% water on your second application is widely regarded as the maximum that should be added.
Regards, Ben (Saturn Interiors)


Answered 16th Aug 2016

mist coat sound ok done to product instructions
I would just give it a full undiluted coat leave it dry properly to cure then apply a 2nd full coat if still flashy give it another
hope this helps


Answered 18th Jan 2017

Always use contract paint on new plastered walls and ceilings,when dry paint in chosen emulsion.


Answered 18th Jan 2017

I would suggest contract Matt High Opacity Emulsion. Water it down 70% to 30%. It will suck it up it's new plaster. The mist coat acts as the foundation for the 2x coats of emulsion.


Answered 22nd Apr 2017

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