Decorating post damp treatment


Postby steve_smith94 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:10 pm

I've just had my lounge treated for damp to 1.2m. I was just wondering how long I have to wait for the plaster to dry out before I decorate?

I'm planning on using lining paper and painting with emulsion paint. I have placed a dehumidifier in the room to aid the drying process.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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Postby jules23 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:12 pm

The general rule is one month of drying put per one inch of wall thickness. If the wall had been very damp, add a bit more time. If you paper too soon, you may possibly get a mould growth between the new plaster and the paper.

Could you just use a water based emulsion (preferably a 'micro-emulsion') for the first 12 months?
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