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Is it ok to paint on fresh plaster once it appears dry?

I've been in paint business for 21 years. 1 rule of thumb? If your guessing, you'll probably be wrong. Regarding moisture content of any substrate, you can obtain a moisture meter to test it, be it ...
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Is it ok to paint on fresh plaster once it appears dry?

Ask your contractor[1] how long to wait before painting. He'll know best based on your local weather conditions and the thickness and type of plaster he used. About the best the rest of us could tell ...
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Is it ok to paint on fresh plaster once it appears dry?

Don't go by appearance. The surface might appear to be dry but the below surfaces can/will still be moist. Painting over it then will cause the paint to bubble/peel. If possible, get the information ...
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Is it ok to use drywall instead of cement board on a kitchen backsplash behind the cooktop, there is no running water in the area

Is it "OK" - yes, plenty of tile is installed on drywall (assuming you are planning to retile? If not, well, you don't even need a "backsplash as such.") Plenty of kitchens with ...
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How soon should I see moisture levels improve after grading?

The first thing you want to do is check the drywall that was determined to have excessive moisture. There could be mold building up between the walls and drywall. You should also try to air out the ...
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Rigid foam board vs Tyvek under new siding

You already almost have an air barrier. You could simply tape the joints with appropriate tape. From the Owens-Corning product page for their tape for their foam (no endorsement implied, just as an ...
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Rigid foam board vs Tyvek under new siding

Generally yes you would put the house wrap directly over the sheathing, which means under the exterior foam insulation. The goal of the tyvek is to act as an air barrier between the outside and inside ...
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