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NO NONSENSE TRADE BARE PLASTER PAINT BRILLIANT WHITE 2 X 10LTR - £28 @ Screwfix
NO NONSENSE TRADE BARE PLASTER PAINT BRILLIANT WHITE 2 X 10LTR - £28 @ Screwfix

NO NONSENSE TRADE BARE PLASTER PAINT BRILLIANT WHITE 2 X 10LTR - £28 @ Screwfix

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I wouldn't normally put a paint deal on here however this paint gets excellent reviews equaling or bettering the top brands costing much more.
Offer is 2 for £28 giving you a £10 saving on 20l's of paint. Ideal for large newly plastered walls. No mist cost needed and provides a brilliant white or magnolia final finish as well.

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perfect, ordered, thanks!

just what I need. just in the process of having the whole house skimmed.

I have used this paint recently on bare plaster and it is great to put on and a good finish.

+1 for the above used this on a full renovation 2016, decent stuff.

Not worth it. Bought two tubs when hallway and front room were plastered. Unless you go over the paint the check for clumps it dries like it because it's chalky paint. When ours dried you could see lines in the paint where it wasn't smoothed out enough even though I went over it gently enough. We had to sand the lumps out before painting. Just had our hallway ceiling done and was told to just buy a cheap watery matt white as it soaks into the plaster, and is £10 for 10L at Screwfix. Used that and the finish is much better. Wouldn't waste money on the plaster paint again, just got for the cheap watery stuff and save yourself time spreading the plaster paint thinly

Can this paint be used as normal emulsion?

ibzy458

Can this paint be used as normal emulsion?



​yes

ibzy458

Can this paint be used as normal emulsion?



​Yes but remember it's only a base coat don't go painting your whole house with it

vicstar115

Not worth it. Bought two tubs when hallway and front room were plastered. … Not worth it. Bought two tubs when hallway and front room were plastered. Unless you go over the paint the check for clumps it dries like it because it's chalky paint. When ours dried you could see lines in the paint where it wasn't smoothed out enough even though I went over it gently enough. We had to sand the lumps out before painting. Just had our hallway ceiling done and was told to just buy a cheap watery matt white as it soaks into the plaster, and is £10 for 10L at Screwfix. Used that and the finish is much better. Wouldn't waste money on the plaster paint again, just got for the cheap watery stuff and save yourself time spreading the plaster paint thinly



more like a poor paint job

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vicstar115

Not worth it. Bought two tubs when hallway and front room were plastered. … Not worth it. Bought two tubs when hallway and front room were plastered. Unless you go over the paint the check for clumps it dries like it because it's chalky paint. When ours dried you could see lines in the paint where it wasn't smoothed out enough even though I went over it gently enough. We had to sand the lumps out before painting. Just had our hallway ceiling done and was told to just buy a cheap watery matt white as it soaks into the plaster, and is £10 for 10L at Screwfix. Used that and the finish is much better. Wouldn't waste money on the plaster paint again, just got for the cheap watery stuff and save yourself time spreading the plaster paint thinly



Your the first person I've heard of to have this problem. Dusty walls from the plaster could cause this issue.

The paint is fairly thick which is not the norm for painting bare plaster however it has been formulated for this purpose and seems to adhere well to the wall. I was very skeptical about this paint and was going for a more watery mist coat cheapie brand but was proved wrong. There are also plenty of tradesmen's reviews that seem to back up the paints promise with a good second coat finish as well.
The paint can also be watered down if necessary but not many people do this. Probably due to paint flicking everywhere from the roller.
Working out at £14 for 10l I think it was money well spent.





Edited by: "modelman" 7th Feb

this brand is very good, I buy no nonsense products from screwfix all the time now. Haven't been let down

Does anyone know if it's worth buying this to paint plasterboard?

brilliant paint, its saved me so much time sealing the plaster in our extension. Well worth the money.

I watered down regular basic emulsion for my first coat on new plaster, worked a treat. Google it if you're unsure.

burhaan7777

I watered down regular basic emulsion for my first coat on new plaster, … I watered down regular basic emulsion for my first coat on new plaster, worked a treat. Google it if you're unsure.


+1 yep all you need to do is water down regular white emulsion to kill the suction in the bare plaster. When I've done this in the past with their Leyland Trade emulsion it gave a very smooth finish.

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Agreed about watering down regular emulsion but not necessarily a better or cheaper option than this paint. I watched a well known Youtube video where Dulux Matt Trade Emulsion (very thick paint) was watered down 50% effectively giving you 20l however this wasn't as easy to apply and worked out more expensive @ £34 for 10l.
Edited by: "modelman" 8th Feb

So, daft question.
Would one coat on newly skimmed walls be sufficient to the simply paint the colour of choice as a second coat, or would two coats of this be recommended?

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There are 160 comments /reviews on the screwfix page some claiming that this paint gave a satisfactory finish in one coat.(I wouldn't recommend this personally) It would probably be down to how you apply and how porous the walls are. It think the answer is to apply one coat and see if there are any patchy areas before painting the final colour. A darker final coat may be OK.
Edited by: "modelman" 8th Feb

finknottle

Does anyone know if it's worth buying this to paint plasterboard?


Can't see why not,yes.

Its one of the best i would say. Painted 2 coats to the whole house last year and its on par with dulux i would say

finknottle

Does anyone know if it's worth buying this to paint plasterboard?



​The main point of this paint is to be able to paint over new plaster that may be surface dry, but may not be fully dry beyond the surface. The paint allows the plaster to carry on drying properly after application and allowing the tradesman to move onto other jobs. The sacrifice is durability compared to something like a vinyl matt. You can use it on plasterboard or any other substrate that takes a vinyl matt, but the maintenance cycle is reduced.

A good price for a contract matt paint - heat added. A waste of money if what you need is not a contract matt paint. This product sacrifices durability to achieve its purpose. It's called bare plaster paint for a reason.

RDW1970

​The main point of this paint is to be able to paint over new plaster t … ​The main point of this paint is to be able to paint over new plaster that may be surface dry, but may not be fully dry beyond the surface. The paint allows the plaster to carry on drying properly after application and allowing the tradesman to move onto other jobs. The sacrifice is durability compared to something like a vinyl matt. You can use it on plasterboard or any other substrate that takes a vinyl matt, but the maintenance cycle is reduced.



Thank you, I'll stick with the standard stuff then.

vicstar115

Not worth it. Bought two tubs when hallway and front room were plastered. … Not worth it. Bought two tubs when hallway and front room were plastered. Unless you go over the paint the check for clumps it dries like it because it's chalky paint. When ours dried you could see lines in the paint where it wasn't smoothed out enough even though I went over it gently enough. We had to sand the lumps out before painting. Just had our hallway ceiling done and was told to just buy a cheap watery matt white as it soaks into the plaster, and is £10 for 10L at Screwfix. Used that and the finish is much better. Wouldn't waste money on the plaster paint again, just got for the cheap watery stuff and save yourself time spreading the plaster paint thinly


Maybe it was a bad batch or you did something wrong, everyone else seems to think its fine, as do the reviews on Wickes!

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RDW1970

A good price for a contract matt paint - heat added. A waste of money if … A good price for a contract matt paint - heat added. A waste of money if what you need is not a contract matt paint. This product sacrifices durability to achieve its purpose. It's called bare plaster paint for a reason.



When you stated "sacrifices durability" what do you mean? If used as a base coat followed up by a high quality finish paint I don't see how durability would be compromised.
Since most plaster skims rarely exceed 2-3mm drying time would really only be compromised in winter months or in my case a currently unheated outbuilding project. Plastering on to plasterboard will dry much quicker (about 2-3 days) than on to backing plaster (about 4-6 days). As a rule plaster should be left for about a week before painting or tiling.

julieallen

Maybe it was a bad batch or you did something wrong, everyone else seems … Maybe it was a bad batch or you did something wrong, everyone else seems to think its fine, as do the reviews on Wickes!



Nope, been doing my house up the past 18 months so done plenty of the diy myself and with help from my dad. Our walls were all clean and prepped before, paint was stirred and applied by roller. Recently had tradies in to remove a ceiling and they put duct tape on my hallway wall, which removed the paint back to plaster in tiny sections. Our plasterer came and said as we used the plaster paint not watery emulsion it didn't soak into the plaster which is why it came off in chunks. Two different plasterers told me it wasn't necessary to use it, and recommended a cheap watery Matt instead. I've read all the reviews on Screwfix too which is why I purchased it, but after using their cheap 10l Matt white on my recently plastered ceiling I can't see the difference other than the price. If it works for you then fine, I'm just sharing what I've been told as the cheaper paint might be easier for others

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