pva 1:5 how to paint over this mistake

Postby voncat4 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:37 am

Hi,I have had a lot of new plastering done(skimming) and was told(by plasterer) to coat it with a solution of pva 1:5 which I have done.Now I have read that that is wrong and it should have been watered down matt emultion.What can I do now ,I want to paint all the new plaster am now worried that the emultion will not stick.Should I sand down all the wall or wash them to remove the pva mix.Can I solve this problem before I paint. Please help, thanks
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Postby Dan the man » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:12 pm

Dont worry about it, just paint over it, I use watered down pva and have done for years on new plaster and it works for me, theres a lot of speculation to wether pva is suitable to use on new plaster, I personally use a very thin 1:10 mix and it works for me, a lot of people will say "No dont use it" and I never suggest it to people but I've done it for years without any problem. You will get problems when its too thick as it could peel off, as long as you use it almost like water it will be fine.
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Postby voncat4 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:33 pm

thank you for taking the time out to reply.I will go ahead and paint now.
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