No Nonsense Bare Plaster Paint Review - a good contract matt for walls and ceilings

No Nonsense Bare Plaster Paint Review

By Daniel James Wilson


I normally use Tikkurila optiva primer as a mist coat on bare plaster, but due to a shortage, I had to try something else.


Then I remembered someone on The Decorators Forum UK recommending this No Nonsense Bare Plaster Paint. So, I thought I’d try it and give you a quick review.


No Nonsense Bare Plaster Paint is basically a contract matt. It is designed for use on, you guessed it, bare plaster! It allows the plaster to breathe, meaning it is the ideal paint for newly plastered walls and ceilings. However, it isn’t very durable.


You can pick it up from Screwfix for approximately £20 per bucket and it’s only available in white and magnolia.


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Well, I must say very impressed. You can heavily dilute the first coat and it still offers great opacity!! The second coat goes on well and looks solid, so no need for a third. Looks good too!! You can’t really ask for anything else from a contract matt. I would happily use No Nonsense Bare Plaster Paint on more of my jobs as a professional decorator. In fact, I think I will.

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