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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:58 pm 
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I've just painted a previously painted plastered wall and someone said I should have thinned the paint first.
Can anyone tell me why I would do this, thanks.


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miketurner201 wrote:
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I've just painted a previously painted plastered wall and someone said I should have thinned the paint first.
Can anyone tell me why I would do this, thanks.
All depends on the paint and personal preference mate.

Adding a bit of water definitely helps with cutting in and rolling, but it's optional rather than compulsory.


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Cheers for the info. Many thanks.


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miketurner201 wrote:
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I've just painted a previously painted plastered wall and someone said I should have thinned the paint first.
Can anyone tell me why I would do this, thanks.


This is where the word "professional " comes into context. A Pro deccy would be be able to "feel" the texture/thickness of the paint in the can / tin and adjust as necessary. (by thinning)

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If the question is about an unpainted plaster wall, the answer is yes, you must thin the paint. After the first (or even second coat) whether you thin the paint a little or not depends. Whatever you do you must mix the paint very well so all the stuff that sticks at the bottom of the tin is dissolved again.


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