Latest Discussions : Painting

Jene

06:08AM | 07/15/03
Member Since: 07/12/03
9 lifetime posts
Can i paint directly on plastered walls? How long should I wait to paint? any advice on what kind of pain to use? im so paint illerate!! thanks for your help!

5slb6

01:48AM | 07/16/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Are the walls old that have had repair work done or they new? If they are old are they painted or unpainted?

Jene

02:11AM | 07/16/03
Member Since: 07/12/03
9 lifetime posts
the walls are brand new as we are building from scratch. should i give it a few weeks for them to REALLY dry well? they seem completely dry now solid white color no patches of moist areas.

any help is appreciated thanks
Jene

5slb6

05:33PM | 07/16/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If they really are new plaster walls you should wait at least 30 days before you paint them to allow them to dry out even though they appear to be dry they are not.

I would prime them with an acrylic undecoater such as Duron Acrylic Enamel Undercoater or similar product from you local paint supplier. You want an acrylic primer rather than a plain latex primer as it will more resistant to alkalinity in the plaster and not peel off. Then you can apply 2 coats of the latex finish paint of your choice.



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