Mist coat when using trade paint?

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Sharon Xuereb, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Sharon Xuereb

    Sharon Xuereb New Member

    I have spoke to 2 decorators, and they can't agree on this, so I'm lost!

    Have had a house plastered, and now it needs decorating. One guy said just use Trade paint and you'll be fine, only 2 coats of that. The other one says: You always do a mist coat, and then 2 coats of the regular paint.

    Any thoughts?
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    New plaster always a mist coat with matt emulsion,NOT vinyl matt, will most likely need to rub down any blemishes, & fill any area's that may need touching up, then another mist coat,then your final finish.

    Mist coat could be 60/40, 70/30,etc, water dilution depends on the matt emulsion, some is like cottage,cheese, other thin & runny.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
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  3. Magicspark

    Magicspark Active Member

    I have a painter that I’m using atm that mist coats with a graco sprayer....Done all the prep of masking up and mist coated the whole house in under a day for £160.
  4. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Not read all of ur idiotic posts but the above suggestion seems to make perfect sense :)

    I would honestly like to understand what you and similiar idiots actually get from making multiple posts of total garbage ? I really can’t fathom it out ?

    As for personal attacks on members, really disgraceful and sick, you need to be dealt with and eradicated from this forum
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    He needs to get rid of that spayer it's loosing him money!
  6. Sharon Xuereb

    Sharon Xuereb New Member

    I'm a bit confused because the more experienced decorator said you don't need a mist coat at all. He said just 2 coats of Trade Paint ... Which sounded ok, though maybe a bit expensive for paint. But then I read about Trade/Contractor paint, and it seems it doesn't wear well at all. Well the tenant will have a dog, so I need it to be ok if it needs wiping down etc.
  7. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Do what the second bloke advised. Mist coat with a contract matt (non vinyl) and then paint with 2 coats of vinyl matt.
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  8. Sharon Xuereb

    Sharon Xuereb New Member

    Excuse my ignorance (but that's why I'm here:)), why does the mist coat need to be non-vinyl contract matt, but it's ok for the other 2 coats to be vinyl matt? Thanks
  9. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

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