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sewing1

09:56AM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 12/31/04
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Hello,

We had the walls and ceiling in the front hallway of our 100 year old home skim coated with plaster by a professional. She put on 3 coats of plaster over the original plaster walls and repaired all the cracks. It has been about 4 months and the surfaces are dry. But they are still dusty. We have wiped them down with a dry cloth and have vacuumed them, but when I wipe my hand across the surface it still has a fine coat of white dust on it. How should we prepare the surface to be painted? What kind of primer and paint is recommended?

Thanks!

Scott in Maine

5slb6

04:46PM | 01/02/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You will need to wipe the walls down with a damp sponge to remove the dust.

The primer you want use is an acrylic primer, some paint companies call it acrylic enamel undercoater as this is resistant to the alkalinity in the plaster. The finish paint can be the latex paint in the finish of your choice. You should apply two coats of finish over the primer.

sewing1

03:59PM | 01/03/05
Member Since: 12/31/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the quick and informative reply.

We wiped the walls down with a mixture of 1 pint vinegar and 1 gallon of warm water. That took care of the dust.

We plan to use Behr PREMIUM PLUS Interior Enamel Undercoater Primer & Sealer No. 75 and Behr PREMIUM PLUS Interior Paint.
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