Points To Consider Before Painting Newly Plastered Walls

Newly plastered walls in your home and office look beautiful. The main problem arises when you want to paint on these freshly plastered walls. Painting freshly plastered walls is a challenge in itself.

While it is always better to consult a professional plasterer in Sydney, who deals with all the plastering, painting and fit-out works, here are a few important points to remember when you start painting newly plastered walls

  1. The most important point to remember before you start painting is to seal the plaster. Sealing new plaster properly ensures it becomes less absorbent and is easy to paint on. A new plaster can be sealed with a watered-down emulsion. The plaster absorbs the water and becomes less absorbent. Applying a mist coat helps you to determine where more coating is required and achieve a uniform finish. Consult a professional plasterer in Sydney, to take care of the plastering and painting needs, if you do not have time to do the work yourself.
  2. Always remember to use a watered-down emulsion for mist coat. It is difficult to work with watered-down emulsion as it drips and can create a mess. Wipe out any drips or brush them out as the watered-down emulsion dries quite quickly. A professional plasterer in Sydney, who deals with plastering and painting works is well equipped to work with different types of paints and can deliver a great looking interior.
  3. Consider using paints specially designed to be used directly on plastered walls. These paints are available in most of the stores that sell do-it-yourself stuff. These paints are expensive when compared to the watered-down emulsion. But they are easy to work with as they do not drip excessively. Work patiently with these paints to get a clean finish.
  4. If you observe the plaster is patchy or does not dry properly due to the presence of damp, consult a professional plasterer in Sydney to remove the plaster and apply a waterproof coat before plastering again. The reasons of damp should be thoroughly investigated and dealt with before plastering the wall, to avoid problems at the later stage. It is not advisable to use quick-fix methods to cover the damp because they work only for certain time and the damp may come through again.