Quick Answer: Can You Plaster Over Paint?

Can you skim coat over paint?

Skim coating is a quick and simple solution for repairing damaged walls. Once dry, the wall can be painted, wallpapered and otherwise decorated as normal. While skim coating is often used to repair drywall, this process can also help treated areas that have already been painted.

Do I need to remove paint before plastering?

You dont need to remove the paint from the wall before you skim it. You or the plasterer can grout over the paint to form a key for the new plaster. Mix playpit sand cement and pva together the same as paint and then brush on the wall.

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Can you skim over existing plaster?

Plastering Over Old Plasterwork

If you want your plasterer to apply a fresh skim coat to old plaster walls, you will need to prepare your walls. Any damaged and crumbling old plaster will need to come off the walls, before the brickwork beneath is cleaned off. Once dry your plasterer can apply a skim coat directly.