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Thread: New Plaster & it's starting to rain. Should I be concerned?

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    New Plaster & it's starting to rain. Should I be concerned?

    I guess the title says it all. The plaster guys finished about an hour ago and started filling the pool with two of our garden hoses.
    They mentioned that rain may leave yellow streaks in the new plaster. Is this inevitable? Is it a stain that can be dealt with?

    Any way to prevent this from happening?

    It's supposed to rain on and off for the next few days......uhg.
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    Re: New Plater & it's starting to rain. Should I be concerne

    Hmm...never heard of that. Did he say how/why yellow streaks would form?
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    Re: New Plaster & it's starting to rain. Should I be concern

    No, he didn't. (He actually told my wife.)

    I called the GC who brought him onto the project and he said not to worry.

    I'm guessing acid rain might discolor the brand new plaster in some instances.....????

    Fingers crossed that a beautiful job stays that way.
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    Re: New Plaster & it's starting to rain. Should I be concern

    How irritating!
    "Hey that rain is going to screw up your plaster we just installed"

    Who would say that without offering a solution...
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    Re: New Plaster & it's starting to rain. Should I be concern

    I hear you. To be honest he didn't speak great English but did a beautiful plaster job. (I'll have to post before and after pics)
    We did get a spot of rain early in the evening but as of this morning there were no ill effects.
    Feeling better this morn. Now two weeks of brushing the walls.
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    Re: New Plaster & it's starting to rain. Should I be concern

    You only need a couple of hours for the plaster to setup before it is safe from rain. Hard rain right as they finish can ruin the plaster, but even after just an hour you are usually alright, and after three or four hours you should be totally fine.
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    Re: New Plaster & it's starting to rain. Should I be concern

    Jason: That appears to be true as we've had a couple showers as the pool was filling an it's fine. Thanks for the feedback.
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