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Old 10-18-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Painting "hot" plaster - how?

First off, I've started numerous threads here in the last couple weeks, all awesome replies and really help me move my DIY stuff on my complete home renovation forward without busting the bank.

New question, I just had my freshly blueboarded walls plaster last weekend, they finished this past Monday. Fresh, hot, Uni-Kal veneer plaster. I have a dehumidifier running on overdrive getting the water out of the house as well as the heat on 60 degrees constantly (construction thermostats). My plasterer says waiting till at least this Sunday to put the coat of primer on. The paint store says wait at least 30 days. A contractor friend says wait 14 days. Lastly, some people on this site say wait 90 days.

Ok, which is it? How long until I can prime the walls? I'm priming with Bullseye 1-2-3 primer. Out of all the reviews I read online, this seemed to have the best reviews right along side Kilz 2.

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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No way of knowing the correct answer as the amount of moisture in the plaster veneer, room temp and humidity, and a host of other factors enter in to the picture. All I can suggest is that you not rush the process or you could end up with a mess.

By the way, have you thought about a lime finish for the new plaster? They can look really rich and nice in the correct interior situations. Liime finishes are a little more forgiving of plaster moisture content and have that antique sort of look to them. Not a good choice if you want even color though I guess.


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What he ^ said and Kilz 2 is not in the same ball park as 123, don't be tempted to use it.
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Took a moisture reading today, ranged from 5.6% to 9.3%. Thoughts?
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sherwin williams masonary primer , look it up at s/w website
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