I decided to have a go at plastering a stipple ceiling in my house.

I added bonding plaster to even it out and score which went well.

Left it 18 hours to dry a little as ran out of time. Pva it up using 3-1 then added multifinish.

My multifinish mix went off too quick both in the bucket (overmix I think ) and as I was applying it. I literally lost half a bag of multi and had to save the bucket.

Now I've only got 1 bag of finish left so need to buy another for 2nd coat today and use the other bag to finish the other half of the ceiling.

Can I still save the ceiling and apply 2nd coat later or tomorrow? Do I need to pva the 1st coat up that's currently drying or can I just whack a 2nd coat on in a few hours time.

I'm guessing the heat hasn't helped me much also the pva was drying very quickly can I use it neat or 1-1 to avoid this ? I applied when tacky but dried by the time I got a quarter of the way round.

I used 11.5 litres of water to 1 bag of multi but did overmix for sure. Tips most welcome.