Can you paint directly on new plaster?
Paints designed to be applied directly to bare plaster are available in DIY stores.
Watered-down emulsion produces a ‘soft’ edge on new plaster, whereas bare plaster paints often produce a ‘harder’ edge that can adversely affect the finish, so it is advisable to water down the first coat, if you can cope with the mess.
What do you paint new plaster with?
It is also advisable to paint over new plaster emulsion with a standard emulsion after it has totally dried. This is because new plaster emulsion is significantly thinner than standard paint, so it may not provide a high-quality finish if it is used alone.
What is the ratio of paint to water for new plaster?
Do you have to prime plaster before painting?
As a rule, plastered surfaces do not need priming or applying an enamel undercoater. Two coats of a latex ceiling paint or latex wall paint are all that is needed. Be sure they are thin coats.
How many mist coats should you apply?
What happens if you paint plaster too soon?
Painting plaster before it’s fully dry can cause the paint to peel, giving you endless problems, but some bare plaster paints allow the plaster to continue breathing and drying after the paint’s applied. Sometimes patches of new plaster don’t dry out because of damp. The cause of the damp should also be addressed.