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    Default How to paint a new ceiling - sealer? which paint?

    Hi all, I just resheeted a ceiling and got a mate to set it.

    Whats the best way to paint it so it will last?

    I was told to paint all the plaster joins with a sealer, then paint the whole ceiling with a sealer, then paint ceiling white. Is this right ?

    please enlighten me

    any tips on brands of paint would be nice too.

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    For paint, I like Dulux 101.
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    Hi Daren
    Any quality ceiling white will do the trick. The secret is not to use a cheap low quality paint. A good sealer should do the job with only one coat which means you don't have to coat the joints first. Just one coat of sealer with a light sand followed by two coats of ceiling white. Always make sure each coat is dry before applying the next coat.
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    Use a premium acrylic sealer undercoat from dulux or wattyl. Seal the joins and the plaster in one go. Allow 2-3 hours to dry. Then lightly rub the area removing any grit. Then apply 2 coats of a good premium sealing flat acrylic.

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    thanks guys

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