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    • dhokes
    • By dhokes 9th Apr 18, 7:37 PM
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    How long before I should paint new build home?
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:37 PM
    How long before I should paint new build home? 9th Apr 18 at 7:37 PM
    Iím moving into a new build home soon and Iíd like to paint the internal walls. However, given the fact that, especially in the early months, a house settles, how long do you think I should wait before I paint it?

    Ideally, Iíd like to seal my bathroom walls with something decent as it doesnít have any windows so I was thinking of giving it a coat of primer and two coats of Zinsserís Perma-White. Iíve read good (old) reviews about this paint.

    So Iím thinking about just painting the bathroom and seeing how the rest of the house settles in the first 6-12 months and then review the situation. Sounds sensible?
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 9th Apr 18, 7:41 PM
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    My sibling bought brand new - and before completion date a decorator went in and decorated in specific colours, it'd been arranged with the developer to give access. It looked fine - and, to my knowledge, it still looks fine 7 years on. I've not heard of any problems with that decorating work at all.
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    • By shirlgirl2004 9th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    I don't know the Zinsser paint you mention although I know others in their range and they are one of the few paints I wouldn't use on new plaster. You really do want the walls to be able to breath. Obviously I'm guessing because even a new house might have stood for 6 months already.
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    • By pramsay13 9th Apr 18, 8:01 PM
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    Perosonally I would just paint as desired and if any settlement does occur just touch up.
    • whatdoyouthink...
    • By whatdoyouthink... 10th Apr 18, 9:04 AM
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    Depending on how it settles you could find yourself doing a lot of touching up. I moving into my new build in December and personally I'm glad I haven't painted yet.
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