Priming new plaster for painting

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Danny Morton, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Danny Morton

    Danny Morton New Member

    Hi there,

    Just got a lot of work done and have lots of new plaster to paint. My dad recommended using watered down wall paper paste to prime plaster for paint, is this a recommended way to prime new plaster for painting??
  2. Dr Decorator

    Dr Decorator Active Member

    Gardz or Drywall Pro
  3. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    Contract matt watered down 50/50...just check instructions on the bucket
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  4. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Acrylic Primer undercoat if topping off with vinyl matt or durable

    Ask 10 people get 10 different answers.

    Some paints including durable types in trade range recommend using the emulsion thinned while others recommended acrylic primer. So depends what your using as top coat
  5. Bob256

    Bob256 Member

    Probably a thinned down coat of whatever you are using would be sufficient. Look at what it recommends.

    However, definitely not wallpaper paste or PVA or anything like that as it will make painting a nightmare. Many years ago I took the advice of someone telling me to seal plaster with watered down PVA before painting. Never made that mistake again!
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  6. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Just use a watered down paint for the first coat as I-man says.
    no need to reinvent the wheel for something so simple.

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