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Painting fresh plaster

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It's been years since I have had to paint new plaster. I can't find any paperwork or notes on any job in the past that I have had to prime and paint new plaster. So, my question is this:

What would you recommend as a primer for new plaster? By new I mean it is a new plaster skimcoat, but has dried/cured for over 9 months. My first instinct would be an acrylic primer like BM FreshStart.

Any numbers as to material usage? I know it will be more porous than drywall, but how much? 50%? 100%? Anyone with a typical sq ft of coverage for new plaster?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Priming Plaster

Sherwin Williams ...PrepRite ProBlock int/ext latex primer sealer 1.40 mls.

Pratt & Lambert......Suprime "12"interior alkyd wall primer 1.50 mls.

Benjamin Moore..... Super Spec latex En under & primer sealer .1.10 mls.

ICI Paints......Prep & Prime Gripper multi- purpose water based primer sealer ..1.90mls

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