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The primed surface can be finished in a smooth, semi-gloss, or high-gloss finish. Two coats of flat wall paint should be applied after the priming coat for a flat finish. One coat of flat wall paint and one coat of semi-gloss paint should be added to the primed surface for a semi-gloss finish. Over the priming coat, add one coat of semi-gloss paint and one coat of high-gloss enamel for a high-gloss finish. Checkout Infinity Painting for more info.

Water paints of the calcimine kind should be sized before being applied to freshly plastered walls, either with a glue-water size or, if the plaster is dry, with a thin varnish or primer-sealer.

Cold water casein paints can be applied directly to a plastered surface, or they can be given a coat of primer-sealer first to balance out uneven suction results. In the case of resin-emulsion paints, the manufacturer’s guidelines are given precedence in the event of a disagreement. Since resin-emulsion paints typically have some oil in the binder, they can only be used on plaster that has fully dried.

Plaster walls can also be decorated with texture wall paints. One coat of this type of paint provides a textured decoration at a low cost, and it relieves the monotony of smooth flat paint. It also hides cracks and patches in the plaster better than regular wall paint. Texture wall paint has the downside of collecting dust and being difficult to return to a smooth finish. These materials come in water- or oil-based paints, are thicker than ordinary wall paints, and can be used to create textured effects like random, Spanish, mission, and multicoloured on both wallboard and plaster.

Wallboard for Composition

If the standard steps are taken, such as ensuring that the surface is dry and free of grease and oil, composition wallboard typically poses no special painting challenges. Painting wallboard is similar to painting plaster; it needs a primer and sealing coat, followed by whatever finish coats are preferred, or it can be painted with one-coat flat or resin-emulsion style paint.