How to Paint New Plaster - Colourtrend Paints

December 13, 2020 2 min read

Don’t make a mistake on fresh walls—get it right from the start with our simple tips on painting new plaster.

Substrate: New Plaster

Surface Preparation:

Proper surface preparation is crucial to maximum finish performance. The durability of this product can be impaired by unsound or poorly prepared surface. Surfaces must be clean, dry and sound before painting.

  • Ensure surface is clean, dry and sound.
  • Allow plaster to dry out. When it is dry, the surface will be an even colour. This may take up to a week, depending on temperature and humidity.
  • Fill all gaps that are subject to movement with elastomeric acrylic caulk, (e.g. plaster to doorframe, plaster to skirting, etc.).

Application of Primer:

  • Can be applied with brush, roller or spray.
  • Apply one coat of Colourtrend Prime 4, thinned with up to 10% water .
  • Allow 1 hour to be touch dry, (depending on drying conditions).
  • Recoat in 2-4 hours, (depending on drying conditions).
  • Apply second coat of Prime 4, (do not thin).

Application of Top Coat:

Interior:

  • Can be applied with brush, roller or spray.
  • Apply one coat of Colourtrend Interior Matt in your chosen colour.
  • Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour to be touch dry, (depending on drying conditions).
  • Recoat in 4-6 hours.
  • Apply second coat of either Colourtrend Interior Matt or Colourtrend Soft Sheen in your chosen colour.
  • Allow to dry.

Exterior:

  • Can be applied with brush, roller or spray.
  • Apply one coat of Colourtrend Weather in your chosen colour.
  • Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour to be touch dry, (depending on drying conditions).
  • Recoat in 4-6 hours.
  • Apply second coat of Colourtrend Weather in your chosen colour.
  • Allow to dry.


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