I have just had a loft conversion completed but I am doing all the
decoration myself. A fairly daunting task with all the new taped and filled
plasterboard. I have read and heard of many techniques for the first coat of
emulsion from PVA to mixing the paint with wall paper paste. However, one of
the guys who did my conversion just told me to use a good quality matt
emulsion and only to water down enough to make the paint easy too use then
simply apply generously with a roller..
I have done this and have nearly completed the first coat in one room. When
I went into the room this morning I expected to see that the paint had
soaked into the wall as everyone told me it would. But it hasn't. It looks
to me like a second coat is all it will need.
So what's all this about the first coat of emulsion soaking into
plasterboard? Or am I perhaps seeing the benefit of using a good quality
emulsion rather than a B&Q value tub? Or am I just being lucky?
Two coats I can just about cope with. 3 would be a nightmare....