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Newly plastered wall

karagh Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
I have just had a bathroom wall re-plastered, and the guy toldm me to give it a coat of emulsion before I paint it. I have found a tin of emulsion silk in my shed....can I use that, or does it have to be flat? Thanks forn any advice.
karagh Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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Never used silk for a new wall - always a matt emulsion and watered down quite a bit before painting over properly.
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i wouldn't use silk. As moob said water down white matt emulsion
#3
Thanks guys. Just gone and got the mat emulsion....Doh...how much do I water it down by...50/50....less??
thanks again
#4
To seal a newly plastered or artexed surface on which you intend to put water based paint, eg matt emulsion, then mix some of that emulsion paint with a water at a ratio of 4 parts paint to 1 part water and stir thoroughly. Apply this to the surface and sometimes you can even hear the plaster or artex sucking up the liquid. If the plaster does not seem to be sucking up the liquid quickly, more water can be added to a maximum of 1 part water to 1 part paint

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/paintnewplaster.htm
You can add a bit of PVA as well.
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karagh
Thanks guys. Just gone and got the mat emulsion....Doh...how much do I water it down by...50/50....less??
thanks again


you want to make it quite watery, much more than you would to normally paint a walli would say a couple of mugs of water to a half tin (2.5l tin) youll know when you start to paint if it is watered down enough as if it isnt the wall will soak it straight in and you wont get very far on each paint brush or roller full.
#6
we were told to go over our walls with a rough sweeping brush before painting them helps it stick
dino if it made much difference we did it anyway

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