First coat should be a matt emulsion, watered down by 10-20%
(dilute more, the more polished the plaster surface is).
Alternatively, you can buy special paint for this, but matt
emulsion works just as well. Don't use PVA to seal plaster;
several paint manufacturers specifically say not to, and it
can cause the next paint layer to bead up rather than wetting
The kitchen and bathroom paints are moisture proof, and you
should not paint this on the wall until the plaster is completely
dry. For a skim coat, wait several days after it looks dry.
i recently painted our new bathroom which is skimmed plaster (on
plasterboard) with B&Q Kitchen & Bathroom brilliant white satin finish paint
(2.5ltr). room is half tiled and we used just under 2 tubs ceiling included.
(room is 5M x 3M)
2 coats with a roller and very happy with the result. cheaper than other
brand names and recommended by our builders.
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