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Old 07-02-2008, 01:56 PM
thespecialon thespecialon is offline
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Default Painting Interior of Newly built house

HI,

Have a new house, plastered internally before Xmas.heating installed and operational last week. was considering starting painting before floors are put down.
A)Have I left enough time for platered walls to dry out for painting?

B)As far as i know when painting,I apply an undercoat to all walls,then paint over this whichever color wanted for room? I have heard terms like bonding the walls etc?Or will an undercoat,them normal coat suffice?

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T
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Painting Interior of Newly built house

what i done was buy cheap emulsion and mixed it with 50% water.
this makes paint very watery. Roll on this paint using a roller and it will seal the walls. walls were left streaky after this coat.
then come along with your finished paint, and one maybe two coats will finish it.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:13 PM
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OK,THANKS
And you havent had any paint peeling or anything like that?How long ago did you paint it? I heard that if you seal in too much moisture from plastering with paint,can lead to mould- Dont know if any truth to it?
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:17 PM
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biggest thing is to make sure walls are fully dry before painting.
the idea of using the watery paint is to seal the walls and stop them from peeling.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:36 PM
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Hi,
You don't need to put 'undercoat' on the walls. Do as was previously mentioned. Get a couple of large buckets of white emulsion and use that as a base coat. I wouldn't water it down as much as 50% but i'd put about 1-2 cups per bucket. Make sure the plaster is fully dry. Keep the heat on as much as possible, not neccessarily at full heat. If in doubt, ask a plasterer if it is ready to paint.
You can get special offers on large buckets of emulsion at paint shops or even better a paint trade shop like crown trade or something. Try and get all of your paint at once and see what kind of discount they are willing to offer you.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:26 PM
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This thread should give you some further advice. There are possibly others around.

You could also have a read through www.dulux.ie, www.crownpaints.ie or possibly B&Q - decorating tips.
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