Decorating can be a little messy so let’s take some precautions before we start. It’s unlikely you have any furniture in a room which has been freshly plastered, but just in case, remove any furniture and cover with a dust sheet. Lay a Seriously Good Cotton Rich Dust Sheet on the floor to protect from spilled paint. The cotton rich dust sheet is double lined with polythene so paint will not penetrate through to your floor.
Finish by taping the sheet down with some Seriously Good UV Masking Tape. This will stop the dust sheet moving and keeps everything tidy. The tape will also prevent the watered-down mist coat from running on to the floor, light switches and plug sockets.
This mist coat we will be painting on later in this guide is a very watered-down paint mix and it can go everywhere if you’re not careful. Wear some old clothes and if you are particularly accident prone, wearing a Seriously Good Protective Suit and some Seriously Good Goggles will be a good idea.
Fresh plaster is like a sponge. If you apply normal emulsion paints, they will be quickly absorbed into the wall. This causes you to use more paint than you need, which can be expensive if you have a whole room, or house to do. Another problem is the finish can be worse, then when you finish with the topcoat all you see is the rubbish paint underneath.