DIY Forum


Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest


DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum




It is currently Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:10 am
Visit Hilti

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:37 pm 
Newly registered Member

Joined: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Posts: 1
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Hi all. I'm new here, hoping I can get to learn a few things from the forum about diy around the house. I have lots of work to be done around the house and if I can save a great deal of money doing some work myself and learn some new skills in the process then I'm eager to learn. I'm looking for a bit of advice this evening on plasterboarding.

I have just about zero diy experience and have taken on the task of renovating my attic room. I recently had a roofer fit a new skylight after the old one was allowing in water - couldn't get it sorted right away so inevitably I ended up with some nasty damp issues which in the end completely ruined the walls which are... well were... constructed of lathe and plaster. I got some boards from B&Q, ripped the walls down and put board up, taped the joints and applied some filler. While I was at it I even replacing the old light and double socket and also set them into some drywall boxes for a nice clean and slim look. raised the socket about 120mm as anything I plugged in ended up with the flex pretty much digging into the carpet. Didn't seem so safe. Here is a couple of pics from my project so far. Still got one more wall and the ceiling to board. Third wall I will leave be and simply apply some filler to any knocks because the lathe and plaster is still in good condition there.


I'm pretty proud of the job I managed especially being my first real go at diy. Ok so I realised I've made a bit of a mistake after taping/filling. I've used square edge board but hear that the tapered stuff is better because you can properly load the joints up with filler and get it really smooth and the tape will be completely hidden (something I've not managed to do). But I plan to get around this by adding some heavy lining paper which I can paint onto, correct? No plans to skim so far...

So a couple of questions...
will lining paper get me a smooth finish to paint onto?
Do I need to apply any kind of primer or base coat to the plasterboard before applying a lining paper? I've heard of doing this when painting directly onto the board.. I'm guessing the same principle applies when using wallpaper paste?
(if necessary to do) will priming prevent tearing/damage of the boards should I ever need to remove the lining paper?

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:12 am 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:04 pm
Posts: 7947
Location: Fife
Has thanked: 997 times
Been thanked: 1870 times
You can still feather the joints and sand smooth with easi fill to give you a finish ready to paint,no need for lining paper.
The tapered boards are only tapered lengthwise anyway and the square but joins still need taped and filled.
You’ll just need to feather the joints out 3-4 inches away from the join of the board and sand smooth.

Carpentry,I can explain it to you but I cannot understand it for you.

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:37 am 
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:35 pm
Posts: 4496
Has thanked: 239 times
Been thanked: 1105 times
You need to go over the joints a couple more times, sanding inbetween and feather out.

You also need to seal the boards especially if painted over, although the wall will be flat, stripes will show through regarding painting on 2 different materials.

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 



Similar topics

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics




News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy



Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group