Ask a Tradesman
Painting & Decorating Question
How can i stop crazy paving emulsion?
Applied 1 spit coat & 2 coats of Dulux matt emulsion to bare plaster walls, not new plaster, the walls had been stripped of paper. After final coat noticed crazy paving appearing every where, never come across it before & i'm told it is due to moisture in the plaster, if this is correct was there any precaution I could have taken to prevent this happening ?
I'm told it's because there is paste residue on the walls which makes sense, as for painted badly it wasn't, it was sanded prior to the first coat and sanded again before the second & each coat was properly dry b4 applying the next. there is "nothing too it" cos I'm a decorator, have been for a long long time but I have not come across this b4 because I rarely do a job that someone else has supposed to have prepped for me, got this info from the professional painters forum, but you are right about it not being prepared properly though just got the same answer from a mate in the trade as we speak. 55 years old & still learning & always will be.
Its not moisture , its not been prepared properly and painted badly. everybody thinks they can paint nothing too it is there.
Answered 21st Nov 2012
This will most likely be the old paste being drawn out the wall from the new paint which has been applied, cross lining the wall will guarantee this not happening making sure any eccess new paste has been wiped off with a clean sponge prior to painting.
Answered 6th Feb 2014