Mist Coat

As the plaster is new, the first step before painting is to give the walls a mist coat of 50% water- 50% paint.  The new plaster is really absorbent, so apparently if you use the full concentration of paint it sucks all the moisture out of the paint coat and this quick drying can lead to cracking.   You don’t need to use your top coat as a mist coat – we used our economical ceiling paint and the left over paint in our sample pots!.  This them means that the walls aren’t drinking up your expensive coloured top coat.

We haven’t given all the walls their mist coat yet as are still working on sanding down the plaster walls we didn’t get re-skimmed – but more on that later…

P.S Misty photo of Tower Bridge was one I took last year…


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