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 Post subject: Ready To Mist?
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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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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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Just an update.

I've attached a picture of the same room taken today 24th August. You'll see that there is little difference in colour compared with the picture taken on the 7th August.

The room was skimmed with MultiFinish on the 19th and 20th July. It's had over a month to dry.

I've just messaged the plasterer (24 years experience) and he says it's dry and that the plaster does not always dry to the same uniform colour (he doesn't know why that is).

I'm ready to start mist coating. Any thoughts on this?

Cheers - Martin.
PS You'll note that I have attached a picture where one of the walls in the room has dried mostly uniform pale pink.


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Crack on mate, get it on.


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I'd have painted it based on the first lot of pictures. I leave it for no more than a week before painting new plaster and that's never let me down.

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I agree - the mist coat has gone on. 25%:75% water:paint with Screwfix no nonsense contract matt. I was a little heavy handed in a few places and can see heavy roller marks here and there. I'll sand those back with fins sandpaper and put another coat of contact matt on (slightly thinned) and two top coats.

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I think the object of mist coats is that the new plaster will suck the water out of the paint and the dilution helps to stop the paint going on blobby because it goes stiff as the water is sucked out. The dilution rate will vary in most new plaster applications and it is a good idea to do carefully mixed, and recorded, batches of paint that you can vary as you go along depending how it goes :thumbright:

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