new skim coat plaster

Old 11-26-06, 05:52 AM
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new skim coat plaster

Have a room with new skim coat plaster, Was thinking of not painting the ceiling and painting the walls, Can i just go in with typical good grade primer and then good paint or is there something special that i need to do? is it ok not to treat the ceiling?
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It has been a long time since I painted any new plaster but there is a waiting/cure period before it should be painted. A paint store should have test strips you can stick on the plaster to see if it is ready.

Good primer and paint should work fine. I assume you want to know if you can skip the primer on the ceiling - while not recomended, if you were to skip priming, that would be about the only place to do so. Flat white ceiling paint along with a good application procedure should cover the ceiling ok with 1 coat.

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