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Old 12-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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New Plastered Walls/Ceilings... Prime yes or no????


hi guys full house been newly plastered from top to bottom....

All the ceilings are newly gyproced and skimmed and all the walls have been filled , pva then all skimmed ... the walls and ceilings were latham plaster so a lot of blocking out done before skimming the walls , in addition i have used infra red heating to dry out the rooms as there is no heating in house until today so there may be odd area not totally dry....

I dont know whether to get the painter to do a block out coat with the 40 % water mix or he has suggested using johnstones primer,

i have been online and found that johnstones recommend johmat premium contract matt for new plaster

i have 2 painters to choose from 1 says no to primer other says will do either but primer best option....


help?


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Ask the guys that did the plastering

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i assumed the painter would know rather than the plasterer but i will see what he says..

i reckon its down to preference but would rather be guided to correct way considering its 7 rooms walls and ceilings

update---- reply from plasterer "" its up to the painter " so no further forward

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Why would you not prime? Why would you dilute with 40%? Sounds kind of weird to me that the plaster contractor does not have an answer and leaves it up to the painter and that the paint contractor leaves it up to the plaster contractor, as to prime or not. Are these guys legit?
New plaster should be primed. It needs to cure and harden first. I would use SW Loxon, as it can be applied to plaster and can be applied about a week after plaster has been applied.
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Please give the new plaster half a chance to cure before you prime and paint.

No finish coats last or look well with out a suited primer lying underneath them..

You should be fine with a high bond acrylic primer and then paint over it. ONCE THE PLASTER IS CURED AND DRY!!!! Don't rush it.
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Hi guys the plasterer is legit he said it's the painters preference whether they use a primer or use a water down mix for adhesion .
The painters did nit ask me to ask the plasterer it was a previous poster !
I am located in the uk so the paint mentioned above not available
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As already stated, allow to cure, prime with whatever and paint.

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