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Distemper over Aura?

Posted by ideefixe (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 17, 10 at 11:52

A year ago I painted my century-old plaster walls with Aura. I hate the color. Can I successfully use a distemper-like product (like Sydney Harbour) over the Aura without having to use a sealer?

I'd thought of limewash, and figured it was too much work. I want a softer, less regular color, without faux painting. The Aura is a matte surface.

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RE: Distemper over Aura?

At first, I read the post thinking...WTH!?!?

Then I looked at their website, and it seems like neat paint!
Because of the Lime in the Distemper, I note they suggest 2 coats of their Lime-proof undercoater. This would be MANDATORY with a topcoat(s) like that.

Follow those instructions to the letter...

(this stuff seems interesting!)


Here is a link that might be useful: Link to Distemper's pdf instructions...interesting!

RE: Distemper over Aura?

I read the specs, but I still don't quite understand what will happen if I skip the sealer.

RE: Distemper over Aura?

The lime in the distemper will soften the paint film underneath because of its extremely high pH.

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