Hope someone has some handy hints!
Whats the best way to paint onto fresh plasterboard? The paint we'll be
using is quite expensive, so I'd hate to watch the first coat absorb
into the PB and all but disappear.
Can you go over it with some kind of undercoat or even plain white
emulsion first, or am I as well just using the paint we intend to use
and to hang with the quantity required!
I googled for an answer but didn't find anything particularly
appropriate, I'm afraid.
Thanks in advance.
I thought it was only used by Rolf Harris / Blue Peter, etc.
Yeah, I've had cause to wander in here a bit recently. I am *the* worst
DIY'er in the world, but I'm having a shedload of work done to my house
right now so it's been great to come here for completely unbiased
advice - I've learned some great things, not least the PVA thing.
Won't be long till we see TOG or someone posting here, asking which
pipe is best to crudely fashion a home made NITROX kit for the Monkey
That's what I'll try then. Do the DIY sheds sell this, or more an arty
crafty shop type outlet then?
On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 07:11:32 +0000 (UTC), "Dave Jennings"
All the sheds should have it, it's quite common now.
If you get it in small tins it'll cost you an arm and leg - in 4 or 5
litre cans it's dirt cheap..... umm... last one I bought was about 12
quid or so and if you're diluting it by 5:1, well...
Hi. Sheds sell it. I wouldn't use PVA on fresh PB tho, just give it a
quick coat of water then paint on. Works a treat, and is quicker and
easier than the traditional diluting of the first coat.
You could do it either way: the only no-no is to put paint onto bare
PB as is. The PB sucks the water out, and the paint falls off. Wetting
the PB first has to be the easier option.
Don't be tempted to mix pva into any paint will you, as it forms a
release agent with most things.
I once used a piece of formica as a test piece and mixed some pva up
with a variety of stuff. They all slid off like eggs in a none stick
frying pan, except the water solution -which stuck like glue.
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I've seen Grimly lurking around here for a while and I thought 'there
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Been here for a bit, bodging CAT5 cable, plumbing stuff and the odd
bit of electrickery...
Yup, same here basically.
It's suddenly dawned on me that the few NG's I frequent all specialise
in " a bit of a bodge ".
I must be a pikey, then.
Good God - what an awful realisation. I almost spilt my Pimms.
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 19:56:31 +0000 (UTC), "Dave Jennings"
Some pikeys and their caravans have moved into a field about half a
mile distant from here. As I drove past tonight I noticed they had a
van in the field with them clearly labelled with "R D Roofing" or
something very like that.
I suppose they could be legit, but I'm not planning on using them for
any of my roofing - and being a newish estate I can't imagine they
would get a whole shedload of work around these parts.
Use a pisscoat of 50/50 emulsion/water mix for the first cover. If
your "expensive" paint is oil based, then I'm not sure - I'd not
personally use an oil paint for plasterboard.
Yes, pisscoat is a technical term!
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
uk.d-i-y FAQ: http://www.diyfaq.org.uk /
Thanks for that - I went the route of the PVA at 5:1 and it seemed to
Not an oil based paint, just one of these old style colour ranges -
it's an old house we have here, and so when we do it up we tend to
stick to original colours that would have been used. This *exact* shade
was the only one my wife wanted, despite there being mainstream ones a
ballhair away from what this was, at half the price.
 Ballhair, like pisscoat, is a self explanatory technical term, for
those who weren't aware.
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