Plasterers in Dublin
Covering All Aspects of Rendering, Screeding & Plastering
AlexTrendPainters Plastering are highly regarded plasterers in Dublin and plasterers in Surrounding areas, offering a wide range of plastering, screeding, rendering, and dry lining services for both domestic and commercial projects. Our team is fully qualified, trained, and holds the most prestigious certifications.
Our team has over 10 years of experience and is constantly striving to create premium finishes and exceed customer expectations. To demonstrate our commitment to being one of the leading plastering companies in Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow, we offer customers a full workmanship guarantee. Our excellent customer feedback attests to this.
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Drying times for new plaster
Allow adequate time before painting
Before a freshly plastered wall or ceiling can be decorated, it must completely dry. The drying time will vary depending on the surface to which the plaster was applied, as well as the temperature and ventilation in the room.
A skim of plaster applied to plasterboard will typically dry in two to three days. When applied to a base, such as bonding, drying time can take up to a week, even under ideal drying conditions.
Before beginning to decorate, wait until the skim coat of plaster has completely changed from a dark brown color to a much lighter pinkish brown.
Decorating new plaster
A tip from us
The typical water-based emulsion is too thick to paint directly onto a freshly plastered wall or ceiling. It will not adhere properly, requiring you to redecorate much sooner.
Decorators apply a diluted emulsion coat to dry plaster as a’mist’ coat. The excess water soaks into the plaster, aiding in the adhesion of the paint to the surface. When the mist coat has dried, a regular coat of emulsion can be applied, which will bond without issue.
You can purchase ready-made mist coat emulsion or make your own. A ration of 3 parts emulsion to 2 parts water is usually sufficient, though this depends on the thickness of the emulsion being mixed. Just make sure the emulsion you’re working with isn’t vinyl.
Finally, because the paint has been diluted, expect a messier decorating experience. Splash-proof your furniture, carpets, and yourself!
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