Painting new Paster in Kitchen, Bathroom and Living Room - Advice Needed


Postby mika_98 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:10 pm

Hello all,

I have been doing a little research and just wanted some reassurance from experts/professionals. The new plaster that will need painting is in the living room, kitchen and bathroom ceiling.

I have been advised and read that contract matt emulsion is best and to dilute with water at 50:50. Is that correct? Also, how long for drying this mist coat?

Also, which paints are best/higher quality? And can I use the same paint for the bathroom and kitchen ceiling?

Look forward to your replies : )

Thanks!
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Postby thedoctor » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:11 pm

Hi

Firstly, you need to alow the plaster to dry out completely before you start painting.

Depending on how fast the surface absorbs the water will really depend on the ratio of paint to water for your mix. Start with a 4:1 mix (4 parts paint to 1 part water) to see how fast the water is absorbed and add more water to a max of 1:1 if the plaster does not absorb right away.

In terms of paint, most brands are pretty good (Dulux, Crown etc...., different people have their own personal favourites) but in respect to the bathroom/kitchen, it's best to use a specialist kitchen/bathroom paint due to the extremes in temperature and moisture.

More info on this can be found in our painting new plaster project here: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/pa ... laster.htm

Hope this helps
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Postby mika_98 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:35 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the and link. From which I found some additional useful info :)

Any brands or products in particular for the kitchen and bathroom?
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Postby thedoctor » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:47 am

Hi

No problems - in terms of the paint, just make sure that it is a specific kitchen and bathroom paint with mould inhibitors that can deal with the extremes in moisture/temperature etc….

As said, most tradesmen have their own particular favourites that they have had good results with in the past. It may be best to go with a specific trade version of kitchen/bathroom paint as the trade versions tend to be slightly better than their straight domestic counterparts.

May be worth a trip down to your local builders merchant to see what they would recommend and what is popular with the tradesmen that they supply to get a better idea

Hope this helps!
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