The Master Painters Australia recommends that when painting new plaster board a three coat system should apply as per the Industry Standard.
Selecting the right product and finish for the job at hand is one of the decisions a professional painting contractor has to make to obtain a quality finish and maximize the life of the surface coating for their clients.
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One of the most common problems especially during warmer months is blistering of acrylic paint on exterior wooden surfaces.
A common scenario is when a painter decides to paint a dull but usually sound surface, he/she sands the surface and applies 2 coats (weathershield gloss), within days large blisters have begun to appear on the new paintwork – rising with the sun and diminishing at night. From a customer’s point of view, it’s easy to see why they blame the new coating for their problems. The painter has prepared the surface, properly followed the label instructions and now the customer has unsightly blisters all over their timber (what a disaster).
Let’s go back a few steps and look at why this may occur. At some stage the house was more than likely painted with enamel. Over the years this has become very hard and brittle and its lack of flexibility does two things:
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