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Old 06-14-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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I have a texture I applied to several rooms. It was a two-coat texture. First coat was 90-minute hot mud, second was plain ol' blue lid pre-mix. How long should I wait until the mud is fully cured and ready to paint? Its a heavier troweled texture. I applied the base coat one day, top coated the day after. I started to cut in today and noticed the mud was still somewhat soft at places. I stopped working and plan to try again tommorow.

Is there such a thing as waiting for mud to fully cure before painting? Thanks for the replies.

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Old 06-14-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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Is there such a thing as waiting for mud to fully cure before painting?
yes...and that's the best time to paint too

if it's not dry tomorrow, I would be suprised

but if not, run some fans all day

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Thanks for the reply... so what about hotmud that sets within minutes? Still wait until its 100% dry? Or paint when it sets? I never tried this, but I've heard of guys spraying rooms after the skim coat (hot-mud) was applied earlier in the day. The mud was still wet, but was set up.

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Forgot to mention... I have a window fan blowing into the room now. Its been warm the past few days, but I think a lack of air circulation doesn't help the situation.

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Thanks for the reply... so what about hotmud that sets within minutes? Still wait until its 100% dry? Or paint when it sets? I never tried this, but I've heard of guys spraying rooms after the skim coat (hot-mud) was applied earlier in the day. The mud was still wet, but was set up.

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spraying is a whole different story...no pressure on the surface

but yeah, wait till it's 100% dry
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This is all gonna get rolled. I have a new Titan sprayer attachment I've been itchin' to try. This might be the project to do it on.

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Let me know how the roller attachment works out, I've been thinkin about gettin one.
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Let me know how the roller attachment works out, I've been thinkin about gettin one.
Ditto i just can't break down and buy one. I think rolling is just faster, of course i use a 2 1/4" core roller. But the snags of the hose and the not being able to adjust the length, and the constant wear on the rig... This is how i talk myself down when i get to close. LOL

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