Damp Problems FAQs

How long do I have to wait to redecorate after re-plastering?

Redecoration can commence upon the plaster completely drying out. The walls will turn from brown to a pink/white colour and this is when a water-based trade emulsion can be used. Our guidelines state that this should be at around SIX WEEKS after replastering, however, this decoration should be regarded as temporary for twelve months as the walls dry out.

The predominate reason that building materials biodegrade is because they are affected by water, known as water ingress. This can lead to serious damp related problems for a property which is why it’s fundamental to the preservation and maintenance of all buildings that they remain as watertight as possible.

Any defect permitting access of moisture into the fabric of a building must be remedied or treated to prevent further entry of water, and the area affected by water dried out. In order to identify defects that can lead to water ingress and to identify areas within the building that are at risk of fungal decay, a detailed inspection should be undertaken by a competent specialist who will carry out an external and internal investigation of the property.