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Painting plaster

I have had my house re-wired about 2 week ago and was wondering if I could just paint on top of it with normal emulsion or would I have to water it down? Any help would be grateful

2 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

If you are only painting plaster where the walls have been channelled out it should be ok if you just put a light coat on first and then build it up.


Answered 22nd Sep 2012

HI i always put a mist coat on bare plaster [ emulsion very thinned down with water] otherwise if you apply neat. The paint will not stick and could crack and peel because it has,nt been sealed . you can apply a mist coat as soon as the plaster is dry you should put 3 parts water to 1 part emulsion then 3 parts emulsion to 1 part water hope this helps


Answered 7th Oct 2012

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