I'm getting conflicting information from my plaster manufacturer and
my paint manufacturer about how long to let new plaster cure before
painting it, so I was hoping someone here could offer their
experience. The plaster manufacturer (USG Diamond brand veneer
plaster) says that the plaster can be painted the next day if I use an
"acryclic or other high-grade latex breather-type paint". The paint
manufacturer (Pittsburgh) says to wait at least 30 days, preferrably
90 days, for any of their products over any plaster.
So what's the real scoop? Obviously the plaster will be giving off
moisture for 30-90 days, so is there a paint that will adhere while
that is happening? I called USG and asked them what a "latex
breather-type paint" was, and they wouldn't suggest anything specific,
so I'm inclined to believe the paint manufacturer.
Oh, obviously the thickness of the plaster makes a difference. I have
both new veneer work (1/8" thick) and some patches on old work (wood
lath, metal stucco netting, two coats Structo-Lite and one coat