Surface Prep: Plascon Suede

Surface Preparation Guide for Plascon Suede

Before using Plascon Suede paint, ensure that surfaces are dry, sound and free from dust, dirt, grease and oil before painting.

1. New Work:

Plascon Suede Paint

1.1 Cement plaster, concrete, fibre-cement, ceiling boards, gypsum plaster (e.g. Rhinolite, Cretestone): Remove any loose particles and laitance by most suitable means. Prime with PLASCON PLASTER PRIMER.
N.B. Soft, underbound, friable and highly porous surfaces must be restored to a sound condition before painting with BONDING LIQUID or PLASCON PLASTER PRIMER or by re-plastering.
N.B. If a gypsum plaster has been used as the joint skimming filler on gypsum board or dry wall partitioning, then these areas must be sealed with PLASCON PLASTER PRIMER.

2. Previously Paint Surfaces:

2.1 Previously painted surfaces in sound condition: Remove loose and flaking paint back to a sound substrate and a firm edge by scraping and sanding. Spot prime bare areas with appropriate primer. Clean with SUGAR SOAP POWDER CLEANER solution to remove all contaminants. Rinse with clean water to remove all traces of SUGAR SOAP. Sand glossy enamel surfaces to a matt finish and apply one coat of PLASCON UNIVERSAL UNDERCOAT (UC 1).

2.2 Previously painted surfaces in poor condition: Completely remove paint by suitable means or by using the appropriate REMOVALL COATINGS REMOVER and treat as for new work.

3. Filling:


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10 thoughts on “Surface Prep: Plascon Suede

  1. Help please!
    we recently painted our dining room wall with a dark coloured suede. We had 2 light fittings removed, and the area was covered with a form of plaster. They did however not seal it with a primer, just painted over it with the colour that was on the wall first. They painted 3 layers, it came out very nicely, but now the 2 spots where the light fittings were, is significantly lighter and it stands out like its 2 light spots, especially because the wall is painted a dark colour. Please tell me how i can fix this without having to do the whole area again!! 🙁 regards Lee

  2. Hi, after primer has been painted and defect areas filled with polycel filler, can first coat be applied or does the whole area need to be primed again?

    • Hi Hugo, thanks for getting in touch. Here’s what you need to do:

      Patch prime the repaired areas again as the Polyfilla is porous and often powdery. Allow this to dry and finish with your chosen topcoat.

  3. Hello, I painted a large wall that had previously been skimmed with cretestone (about 18 months ago). With Jade, I loved the colour – unfortunately the result has come out all blotchy – with large areas of dark spots and splotches showing through. I’m not sure if this is because of the cretestone? I had painted over the cretestone with a PVA because I didn’t like the look – and that (very pale cream colour) PVA didn’t show up any blotches. We didn’t use a primer before applying the suede paint; if I do this now, will it remove the awful blotches? I am still keen to use the paint ( I have half of it still left.)

    • Hello Wendy, thanks for getting in touch.

      As it is quite difficult for us to determine the current condition of your surface, we advise logging an advice site visit for our Technical Services Team to rather go on site and have a look. Please could you contact the team on 0860 20 40 60.

  4. I have 2 rooms painted 10 years ago in suede paint. I have a few cracks in the walls so need to redo the areas. The paint colours are not the same as existing. I was advised by your technical department to fill in cracks and repaint over with a polvin base coat and then to apply the suede paint. I just want to be really sure that there is no other preparation required before I mess up R2000 worth of paint that this is correct. Also how does my painter apply the paints to achieve a brushed look?

    • Hi Toni, thank you for your queries.

      1. Firstly, ensure that the surface is clean, sound and dry. With Plaster cracks (less than 4mm) open cracks to a minimum of 3mm wide and deep, remove dust and prime inside of the cracks with Plascon Plaster Primer (UC 56) and allow it to dry for 16 hours.

      2. Then fill the cracks with Polycell Polyfilla Mendall 90 using a scraper, smoothing off whilst still wet.

      3. Sand smooth after 8 hours then patch-prime over repaired areas with Plaster Primer (UC 56) allow the primer to dry for 16 hours. For Surface Preparation, Applications and Cautions please refer to the Technical Data Sheets.

  5. Hi, we have painted our wall with Plascon Suede but after 2 months I really do not like the colour my husband chose. My question is: can we paint another colour of Plascon Suede paint over the already suede painted area or do we need to sand off that entire area to a smooth finish before repainting it?

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