Tips in Painting Your Plaster Walls

A lot of designers think that plaster walls show a subtle depth and smoothness that even drywall cannot top. Though plaster is common to a lot of old properties, plaster has been reviving now in demand in buildings that are newly constructed. Whether the plaster’s generations-old or newly installed, homeowners now can improve their walls using water-based paints. Here are some of the tips to do so: 

Smoothen out wounded walls 

If a home is older, plaster walls usually show nail holes, cracks, dings, and dents that should be smoothened or filled over before coating a new layer of paint. Using a putty knife, scrape off any flaking or loose plaster gently. Any small indentations and holes must be packed with a spackling compound. The additional material must be cleaned with the help of a putty knife until you get a similarly smooth surface. Once the hole is a bit larger, the patch could be covered with mesh. Then, the wall mist is primed with a stain-blocking primer that’s alkyd-based or a white-pigmented shellac primer.  

Prepping new plaster walls 

Plastered walls that are newly installed must never be painted or primed until the material completely dried up, which normally can take approximately one month. Using a sanding block, gently sand out any uneven or shiny parts and then eliminate the dusty remains using a tack cloth. Then, the wall could be primed with a stain-blocking primer. If you want more protection, use white-pigmented shellac or an alkyd primer since it absorbs deep into the surface of the plaster, forming a protective and tough film for the topcoat to follow to.  

Use quality paint 

To get greater outcomes, apply an acrylic latex paint with a synthetic fiber paintbrush that’s high in quality. Or you can opt to utilize an equipped paint roller with a ¼ up to 3/8 in. roller cover. Paint with a matte or flat finish can help cover any flaws your surface has, especially on older walls. A semi-gloss or eggshell paint can give a washable surface for new plaster that can resist scuffing and abrasion. In several cases, you could use a second paint coating 2 hours after you applied the first coating. To make sure about the specifics, better check the direction of the manufacturer based on the manual. 

Contact All Round Rendering today 

AllRound Rendering is a company that offers budget-friendly plastering and renderings services in East London and South Essex. Our company is an expert when it comes to skimming, screeding, plastering, rendering and plaster boarding—Monocouche and K-rend. Our company can deliver solutions for all your needs when it comes to rendering and plastering since we have worked in all kinds of commercial and residential projects with the help of our skilled plasterers Romford. We have the experience and skills to accomplish the project you want whether it’s partitioning, damp roofing, color polymer rendering, lime plastering, acrylic rendering, screeding or something more difficult. Contact us now to learn more. 

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