How much watering down of emulsion on new plaster?


Just had a room skimmed a week ago. How long to wait before painting? And then how much to water-down the emulsion? I was thinking 50/50 paint & water... TIA Graham
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For just a reskim, a few days after it looks dry should be OK.

It probably says on the tin. Normally 10-20% -- the higher figure if the plaster surface is shiny (which it shouldn't really be). 50% will be far too much water -- a little makes a lot of difference.
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OK thanks for the info
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Don't put 50% water back on the wall, you've just waited 3 days for it to dry !!!
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