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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:57 pm 
Hi guys,
My niece is doing a degree in product design and has chosen trowel storage (about time someone did!) for her end final year project, would be great if you could take 2 mins to complete the short questionnaire below, (please type "all" for multiple selections).

Cheers guys

p.s. any ideas or pics of how you store your trowels would be great!

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 Post subject: Ceiling Battens for Plasterboard
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:36 pm 
Hi all,

My ceilings are really bad - 100mm out at one end. Presently battening them using roof battens to get them level.

What should the centres be? I’m battening at 90 to the joists.

Will be using 15mm boards, not sure if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance

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 Post subject: British Gypsum Gyproc Sound Coat Plus
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:38 am 
just wanted to ask if anyone had ever used this product and what you thought of it. had been thinking of using it to go over the brick walls in my garage to seal them up before i dot and dab the walls.

just wanted to ask if you lot think its worth doing or if its just a waste of time?

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 Post subject: PlasterBoard Repair
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:48 pm 

So had some new electric sockets/wires/lights fitted and made numerous cutouts in plasterboard as routing was through joists/walls. I have all the plasterboard cutouts we made so I can get some wood to use as battens and fix plasterboard to, now its a matter of filling.

What would you guys recommend to fill with, ready made filler from screwfix (another thread i searched on here) or something like gyproc easyfill. Should I buy jointing ...

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 Post subject: Plaster repair after dado removal
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:42 pm 
Hi all first post and looking for a little help if possible.

I would like to and have started to remove the dado rail that runs throughout the whole house (recently purchased) mixture of wood and plaster design.

I have attached a picture of what remains under the dado when removed.

Would would be the best way to repair the left behind? Would a normal filler and sanding do the job?

I obviously have a ...

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 Post subject: Plastering heating required
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 pm 
I've just had my kitchen walls plaster skimmed prior to painting. Should I turn on the radiator to help with the drying, or is there a risk that the plaster may crack.

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 Post subject: Coving and tiles in Bathroom
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:00 am 
Hi all,

I guess this plastering forum is the most appropriate place to ask this.

We are about to start refurbishing or bathroom and we would like to put 127mm standard coving up.

The room will have some painted walls and some ceramic tiled walls and I would like to have a consistent 10mm where the coving profile starts. I can think of a couple of ways to achieve this:

A) We tile right up ...

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 Post subject: Finishing plaster
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:04 pm 
Hello everyone,
I have a pretty daft question, so I apologize in advance. I haven't been in the trade for a long time, but I was taught to finish the plaster without using sandpaper. I've been to a several countries, and I noticed that most of the plasterers always sand the walls. What are the benefits of finishing the plaster the way we do it? Troweling up, using all sorts of speedskims, superflexes, etc. A ...

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 Post subject: skimming
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:11 am 
how many times can you skim a ceiling? many thanks

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 Post subject: Trowel sharpening
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:28 am 
Hello everyone,
I was given a brand new Kraft Elite trowel a few weeks ago. They're American, pretty similar to Marshalltown. Since I am only going to use it for laying on and flattening, is there any point trying to sharpen it's edges (to wear it in to some extent)? I have a Refina Superflex, so I won't really use it for finishing. I do have a heck of a lot of diamond, carborundum, Japanese, ...

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