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    Had a room skimmed, and going to paint it later today. Plasterer said to water down the first coat (50/50), second coat (80/20) and then it'll be fine for a top coat. Do I need to do anything else? Sand/wash the walls???

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    Three coats seems excessive, i've just done 2, 1st watered down as you said.

    Skimmed walls don't need anything else done to them before you paint.

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    Ive always gone over skimmed walls with 3 coats of trade emulsion you get from B n Q etc, the 10 litres for a tenner stuff, always puts a good base down for the finishing colour.
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    Hi i am a builder and just to keep aberdeen shortio happy you are all geeks and dumbbums but in answer to your question young pubes just do as your plasterer said,no prep no sanding.
    I can plaster but nothing as smooth as a pro every day plasterer so paint away.

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    Cheers all! Will paint away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubey View Post
    Cheers all! Will paint away!
    Assume you have done this now but agreed would go or it. Had our whole house plastered when we moved in and I used 50/50 without sanding etc and it looks good now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave the Shrimper View Post
    Assume you have done this now but agreed would go or it. Had our whole house plastered when we moved in and I used 50/50 without sanding etc and it looks good now.
    no sanding didnt use polish plasterers then dave..............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubey View Post
    Cheers all! Will paint away!
    And don't forget the builders regulation 10 tea breaks a day,good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiss Tony View Post
    And don't forget the builders regulation 10 tea breaks a day,good luck.
    aND TO SCRATH YOUR HEAD AND SAY TO THE WIFE ITS GONNA TAKE LONGER THEN I THOUGHT.

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    Is this the most often repeated question on SZ ??
    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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    Flavs or Bart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubey View Post
    Flavs or Bart?
    Ok i'll give you that one
    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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