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Priming plasterboard?

Hi I want to paint onto regular plasterboard with skimmed joints. Do I need to prime in anyway or use a base coat before standard emulsion?
Thanks in advance

3 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

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fill and sand the joints, water down your emulsion, %50 paint,%25 pva %25 water, then give one - two full coats of emulsion.


Answered 21st Feb 2013

Yes water down the first coat .. And proceed to coat it up...


Answered 21st Feb 2013

Always use bond before any job!!!
5 min job,but giving you piece of mind.
Hope this help


Answered 21st Feb 2013

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