Painting walls in new house

Hi. Our house is 3 years old & just started painting first room. The wall has never been previously painted but just has the builders wash/plaster on it. However it seems that it’s needing more paint than usual. Is this due to the wall being more porous due to never being painted before. Many thanks for your help

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Hi freshly plastered walls will require more paint on them than walls that have already been painted. Fresh plaster sucks in the paint.
18th Mar 2019
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The decorator
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Hello it would of been mist coated by the plasters and depending on colour can take 2 to 3 coats on top of the mist coat
14th Mar 2019
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K & B Builders
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It may just need to be rubbed down, undercoat and then painted
21st Mar 2019
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Painter & decorating
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Normally in new plaster we use mis coat for first coat( this could be emulsion paint , mixing with water).
Sand all the walls and ceiling, check for any filling.
Apply two coats of top coats and walls will be covering in of.
24th Mar 2019
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Hi if the walls have just been plastered i would maybe recommend lining paper on the walls then paint better finish
1st Apr 2019
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Yes apply a thin coat of PVA glue to the way to create a barrier leave it to dry then paint over
5th Apr 2019
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Optimum Renovation
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Wall need be wash up.
Wall need to be dry after-switch heathing if need.
Wall need pr-court.
Good paint recommended.
29th Mar 2019
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Yes, definitely. All new walls or ceilings need to be primed, using for eg. the PVA primer. Depends from a kind of surface, its condition and its absorptivity, the PVA have to be diluted in the right proportion; water - PVA. Then only after when surface is dry we can paint first coat of the paint. To achieve a positive primed effect we have to ensure that the diluted PVA is in right proportion with the water. If is not diluted enough then it will not penetrate the surface on a proper deep as should and will only make a thin coat like a foil. That is unwanted effect. The primer has to penetrate the surface in order to make it stronger and isolate its imperfections in the form of discoloration, oily stains, rusty metal residues or other material fraction, which its surface differs from the rest. After the primer application we have a clean and homogeneous surface, ready to make our painting job clean and tidy.
29th Mar 2019
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SG Trades
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Your walls have probably just a mist coat on them.
Just add another thin coat to walls before using your top coats, for a quality finish use quality paint/emulsion.
17th Mar 2019
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Dialamanthatcan
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Yes that is correct , sme ways to deal with this . Use new plaster emulsion listed on container, dilute emulsion a little so it acts like a primer will make second coat easier to apply.
20th Mar 2019
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If there is raw plaster or plasterboard with joint filler you need to paint mist coat first and 2 coats of finish. For mist coat you can use the cheapest paint as a primer. But for new walls you need always more coats and more paint than for already painted surfaces.
21st Mar 2019
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Pipe Dreams Services Ltd
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You need to mist coat the plaster first before trying to add top paint.
29th Mar 2019
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VIP Decorators
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If the plaster was not painting before you need to do it mist coat first
Mix 30% water and 70% emulsion (white) together after you can apply 2 coats of normal emulsion
23rd Apr 2019
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D.P Handyman services
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On bare plaster it's best to white wash the walls and ceilings first with a watered down white emulsion
25th Apr 2019
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NP builders
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Yes it is...water paint down 50/50 and give walls a whitewash then paint as normal
28th Apr 2019
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Allfix Handyperson Service
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Yes you need to size the wall first. I.e watered down mix then paint on or you can use pva, watered down. If you don't it will use more paint and peels like skin.
8th May 2019
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Kieran bingham
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If its not been painted before then it very well may need 3/4 coats to take away the dull effect from the plaster. Regards
17th May 2019
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Petru
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yes walls need more paint because they have never been painted
24th May 2019
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Z&C building and refurbishment
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They probably didn't clean the wall properly or the pain is not that good.
Normal A1 painting 2 or 3 hands and will be done and you wont see any kind of dot in the wall
Is expensive but worthy it
11th Jul 2019
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