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What should a mist coat look like

Postby jdg600 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:13 pm


I’ve just stripped back my living room walls to bare plaster. I’ve applied a mist coat of wickes white Matt emulsion watered down 2 to 1. Its the first time I’ve ever done a mist coat. The paint seems to have adhered to the wall alright, but when I run my hand over it it comes away covers in a fine chalky powder. Is this normal? Can I paint over the walls now or do I need another mist coat or ... what? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:52 pm

Hi jdg600
This doesn't seem right but perhaps it's a feature of Wickes paint. Suggest you try overcoating a small area and see if adhesion is ok once it is dry.
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