We've had a room skimmed but want to paint it as soon as possible for
M-I-L to return from a minor operation.
It would appear that there are special paints which can be used in
this situation, e.g. Dulux Supermatt. Are these really necessary? ...
and how soon can one actually paint using them?
Screwfix do one which is considerably cheaper
Read the reviews on that page.
Dulux approx £5/litre
Screwfix No-Nonsense appox £1.70/lire
I've recently used the screwfix no-nonsense product to quickly paint a
few recently skimmed wall and confirm that it covers well with two coats
applied around 2 hours apart. Applied quickly with a roller.
On Mon, 13 May 2019 19:08:22 +0100, Chris Green wrote:
Just skimmed? How thick? Room ventilated/heated?
Trying to establish how long the plaster may take to dry.
If you have the time to leave a few mm of skim to dry in
heated/ventilated room, say 24 to 48 hours (plastered today paint on
wednseday) probably not. I'd use a slightly diluted first coat so the
"dry" plaster doesn't suck the moisture out of the paint too quickly,
leaving it as film rather than adhered.
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