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Painting and damp proof course.

Postby robthepod » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:25 pm

I am a complete DIY novice so I really hope someone out there can help me!

I have just had a damp proof course put in. I would like to know how long is it before I can paint over the new plaster? I heard I should leave it for 3 months. Is this true and if so why? What are the consequences to painting over it before the 3 months?

Thanks, Rob.
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Postby pablo2 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:00 pm

Hi this is probably correct but in reallity you should be able to paint over the walls with a permable contract paint once the plaster has turned pink.

The walls have been injected with silicone and the render would have had a waterproffer added so all of the moisture needs to pass out through the plaster , the paint you apply will need to allow this ,Vinyl paint wont.

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