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 Post subject: Ready To Mist?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Hi All,

I'm going to pick up 5 x contract matt emulsion to mist coat. Whole house has been skimmed. Took 2 plasterers and a labourer 9 days to do the skimming.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense- ... 0ltr/82134

It reviews well and for a mist coat (and maybe ceilings) I thought I'd take a punt given their 30 day return policy.

Please see picture attached. 3 weeks after the skim (multi finish only - no bonding) coat there are still numerous dark patches. Can this be mist coated now, or do I need to wait longer? Keen to get on with it, but don't want my impatience to make for a botched job.

It seems that the paint I have bought is rather thick going by the reviews. I know mist coat ratios have been covered to death.
This chap says 50:50 - but some of the comments below the video suggest less water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95k8UTzR9H8

Still, I'm interested in your thoughts - especially if you think I should hold off on misting - despite waiting 3 weeks already!

Cheers - Martin.


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 Post subject: Re: Ready To Mist?
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2 things, 1) the paint you have linked to is no longer available. 2) that doesn't look ready to mist from the pics. Keep all windows open as much as possible (not difficult given current weather)

If you buy a trade contract emulsion it will tell you the maximum amount of water as a %age on the tub.

(ok 3 things...)

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Thanks for posting up wine~0 :-)

Ah yes - that paint (no nonsense) is no longer available as I just bought the last 5 tubs from my local Screwfix online. I will pick it up tomorrow.

I have to agree - the walls and ceiling do not look ready. It's been 3 weeks! Hopefully they will be a pale pink throughout soon so I can get on...

I'll take a look at the tub for the mist ratio when I pick up. I realise a lot of folks add more water than stated on the tub - the dilution seems to vary considerably from 10% to 50% water depending on the user and the paint. I'll see what the tub says.

I've got all the windows open during the day. I'll leave them open at night too to move things along.

Off-topic - but I recall a Bobbie Dazzler who gave me some good advice 10 years ago on this site when I had a different user name ... it appears that she no longer posts.

Thanks! Martin.


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I normally find about 20/25% water is about right, 50 % is certainly way too much, and sadly Paintycait no longer frequents this forum...

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Thanks a lot for posting wine~o.

Yes - 50% sounds like a recipe for a lot of mess. I recall the name paintycait - I'm just reading her sticky post on cutting in now: paintycait-s-brilliant-tip-on-cutting-in-t42540.html. Her profile is showing as last active June 2018.

It was Bobbie Dazzler who I was asking about: member3417.html but it seems she stopped posting in 2013. I wonder if anyone knows what happened to her?

Thanks again - Martin.


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Ahh, sorry how did I get those 2 lovely ladies confused. Perhaps I've been around the forum too long...

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