how to paint new plaster/skimmed walls

Postby vw754 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:08 pm

My painter got some paint and added pva to it and painted the hallway,nice job,but is this the rite way to do it ?

I thort on newly skimmed walls you supposed to mix paint and water and apply that first as the new plaster will soak it up?
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Postby DUDE DIY » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:39 pm

In my opinion, no. Never heard of PVA added like that before. Personally id be concerned if PVA was applied to newly plastered walls. Best to start with a mist coat then a very light sand then a second mist coat.
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Postby csjs20 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:37 pm

all u need is a base coat of water based paint (emulsion) just to seal the wall, if u roller on then wat ever u put on over the top wont have brush marks
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