Best primer for new plaster?

browniepieJune 3, 2011

Hello,

Hoping you can help me. I tried to search this forum but could not find a definitive answer.

We have had some substantial plaster repairs completed in our home, and I want to make sure I use the correct primer on our fresh, new plaster walls. Our plasterer recommended and alkyd-resistant primer.

Would Zinsser Odorless Oil Primer meet these requirements? How about Zinsser BIN?

Thanks so much for your assistance!!!

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

REAL plaster or joint compound??

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 6:39AM
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browniepie

real plaster

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 10:32AM
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Faron79

Depending on the ph-level/mix of that plaster, usually waiting a month or more is wise.
It takes a while b4 it's ready to prime.

Depending on final topcoat color...
Zinnser's Gardz primer would be good, along with their 123.

Faron

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 11:25AM
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sombreuil_mongrel

Not oil.
Veneer systems (Blueboard + 1 or 2 coats of veneer) claim to be paintable in less than a week.
Three-coat gypsum plaster over "lath" needs four weeks.
Real lime/horsehair plaster needs 90 days to cure enough before you should dream of painting it.
Beyond those calendars, feel it; if it is at all cool and clammy, it isn't ready for paint; that goes for drywall mud, too.
Casey

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 3:28PM
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browniepie

Hello, just closing the loop here for the sake of people searching for a clear answer in the future.

According to another paint forum, Sherwin Williams Loxon is the best primer to use for "new" real plaster.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 12:31PM
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carmscall

better make sure to remove and wipe off any dust after sanding, or nothing will stick learned that one the hard way

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 5:58AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Beyond those calendars, feel it; if it is at all cool and clammy, it isn't ready for paint; that goes for drywall mud, too.

OR, in the case of real plaster if it is still hot to the touch

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 5:36AM
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