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Old 08-04-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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How Long Before I Can Paint New 'old School Plaster'


I have to do a patch in a very small bathroom. They explicitly asked for real plaster... I can do the work, no problem. My question is however, how long do I have to wait before I can safely paint it?

I am using rocklath base coat and then top coating it with lime and plaster of paris... how long should I let it 'dry' for?

Also, no one can explain this to me, why cant you paint latex directly over fresh old school plaster? why must it be oil?
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In the olden days,
it was a week.

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I would say a week or two.
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I have to do a patch in a very small bathroom. They explicitly asked for real plaster... I can do the work, no problem. My question is however, how long do I have to wait before I can safely paint it?

I am using rocklath base coat and then top coating it with lime and plaster of paris... how long should I let it 'dry' for?

Also, no one can explain this to me, why cant you paint latex directly over fresh old school plaster? why must it be oil?



We're doing a 200 yr old farm house right now and they just had all the old ceiling torn out and new plaster ones installed. You should wait at least 2 weeks for the plaster to "cure", the oil primer prevents alkaline in the plaster from bleeding through. I used S/W Low odor multi purpose oil primer and you can re-coat in 2 hours with a latex finish.
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Some paint vendors have flat products that can paint over in 24hrs. Frazee paints and Dunn Edwards have those product. I think SW might too.
You can also use a patching compound called rapid set. Its considered a plaster too without the alkaline and has added dryers. It also has terific adhesion. You can paint over that within 6hrs.
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28 days to reach full compressive strength.
since they are both water base,
you can paint it after 24 hours

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It simply depends on the type you are using for it and the time is decided onto it may be 10 days,,,

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