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How do you paint direct onto plasterboard in a bathroom.?

I recently had my bathroom refurbished and the installer put new plasterboard on the ceiling. I thought he would have skimmed it with some plaster but he tells me that they don't do that now and you can paint direct onto the plasterboard. As the outer coat of plasterboard seems to be a type of paper I am a bit worried about painting direct onto the plasterboard. Any views, hints etc.

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Not sure what you are trying to say , but just paint it. Primer is over used.I was a painter and when I would buy products at the store they would all try to sell me primer. I would tell them I'm a pro painter and they would smirk and walk off. Primer is only nessesary on interior in a kitchen with cooking residue , and to cover dark or bold colors. Or to make a bigger sale to a naive person. Don't be a sucker , just paint it.Maybe two coats. Top coat will act as primer.
May 11, 2017
Everyone has addressed the mold issue pretty well. I think you need to look at your hooks. You should replace them with a rack that keeps the towels off the door so the towels can dry out without touching anything other than the rack or hooks that they are on. No room for towel rack? They make some nice double rod racks now that hold a number of towels. Ikea even has a folding rack which we use in our laundry room. When not in use, it folds up out of the way. this may not be practical if your bathroom door opens against a wall or cabinet.
May 11, 2017
use a plasterboard sealer first, let that dry and use a enamel paint to fight moisture. I used a paint with an anti- fungicide in it to stop mold and mildew. The paint shop added it to the paint and mixed it in. That stopped the mold that constantly grew above the shower area.
May 11, 2017
use primer first then paint. the primer will absorb into the plasterboard coating the board first. using primer will help save on the paint you will be using. you will probably have to do two-three coats since you have virgin boards. good luck!!!
May 11, 2017
Yes you can just remember to put Polly Filler on the nails and then you can put your undercoat on,then your final coat prefrably vynil
May 11, 2017

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