How to paint and decorate new plasterwork.


In this blog post, we will be painting new plasterwork . Our client had built a new extension on a period house in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Our approach to working on this extension involved several stages:

When we arrived at the job, the build is a newly plastered extension. We rubbed this down first to ensure a smooth even surface. This takes time before you start, but it gives a much better finish at the end so it is worth the effort and time. Once this was complete, we then applied a primer coat to seal the walls. When working on raw plaster, this is essential in preparing the newly plastered walls for painting. With that complete, we then painted the ceiling walls with matt emulsion paint, using a combination of brushes and rollers. Once that had dried, we then applied a second coat.

In this particular case, our clients chose emulsion paint. However, there are other options available for you if you are painting a kitchen or bathroom. We also recommend that vinal silk or soft sheen emulsion paints are used for several reasons. The most important of these for family homes, is that they are easier to clean, so if a chocolate covered handprint does go on a wall, it can easily be cleaned off with a damp cloth.

If you like what we have done on this job, and would like to enquire about how we at Impressions can make your extension match your vision, call Paul on 0872704879 or contact us for a quote.