What is a Stabilising primer?

Product Description. Dulux Trade Weathershield Stabilising Primer is a solvent-based primer specially formulated to seal unstable areas which remain powdery and chalky after the surface has been thoroughly prepared for painting with Weathershield Masonry Paints.

Is Stabilising solution the same as primer?

Exterior Stabilising Solution is a clear, highly penetrative primer, specially formulated to bind dusty or chalky exterior masonry surfaces. It is also ideal for lowering the absorbency of very porous exterior masonry surface. Exterior Stabilising Solution should be overpainted with Wickes masonry paints.

Is Stabilising solution just PVA?

Definitely NO pva. There is exterior pva, which is waterproof, but is still not recommended for priming exterior walls. On friable or chalky/powdery surfaces you can use an exterior stabilising solution (Such as Dulux Weathershield Stabilising Primer) but don’t use it over sound (i.e. in good condition) paint.

Do I need to use Stabilising solution?

Do I need to use a stabilising solution before applying masonry paint? Not if the paint is going on to a sound clean surface but if there is a possibility the surface is extremely porous or chalky then a stabiliser is essential.

Do I need Stabilising primer?

Normally, masonry walls can be primed with a thinned solution of water-based masonry paint. But, sometimes, the surface can be loose and/or powdery and this can cause problems. It’s important, therefore, to avoid the use of sealers or primers unless absolutely necessary.

Should you PVA a wall before painting?

Before painting the new plaster you will require a sealer to prime the surface. Contractors often worryingly think PVA will work as a sealer. Do not use PVA. This allows the initial coat to properly soak into the plaster aiding adhesion of the final coat.

When should you use Stabilising solution?

Stabilising solution should only be used in area where the surface to be painted is loose and powdery.

What causes paint to peel off ceiling?

Why Your Paint Is Peeling One main cause of why you see peeling paint on your ceiling could be improper painting preparation. If the surface isn’t clean or doesn’t have proper priming the paint can peel much faster. This happens mostly due to moisture. Moisture gets between the paint and the wall, causing it to peel.

Can I use PVA as a Stabilising solution?

Will primer stop peeling paint?

A good primer to go for to stop peeling paint is a Peel Stop primer. This is an exterior binding primer that is specially designed to stop paint from peeling, even on exterior walls. It’s just as easy to use as other primers. You can apply it using any of the standard painting methods including spraying.