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    hi hope everyone had a good new year .
    i know this question must get asked every week but can anyone help. i am an ames taper but took on a skimming job today which seemed to go pretty well. but i was under the impression u could paint the next day because of the sanding and taping. please help!!!!!

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    You can paint it when it has dried out. If it's on board, then a day or two. If it's on render, then a good week or so.

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    but dehumifiers can cheat nature and speed things up a little bit yet if timescales are tight.
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    cheers tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    but dehumifiers can cheat nature and speed things up a little bit yet if timescales are tight.

    but they can also dry it out too quick and cause a disaster :P

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    I was under the impression he wanted it done as quickly as possible so I said "If timescales are tight" Just wouldnt use a space heater
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    yeah i know just thought id add that incase he pumps it on full whack and it all falls off lol

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    2-3 days are recommended after doing skimming job. When the colour of plaster becomes dark then you are ready to paint your walls.

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