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 Post subject: Looking for a little advice on how to finish plasterboard
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:37 pm 
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 ...

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 Post subject: Bathroom preparation for re-tiling
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:03 pm 
I have stripped back half the en-suite to the partition wall as the shower tiles plaster board had blown and water had ingressed all around the shower unit. I want to completely re vamp with new shower enclosure etc and tile all walls. Currently half the en-suite is still painted plaster. My question is what is the best way to achieve a flat surface all round so that I can tile? Thanks

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 Post subject: gyproc easi fill over bonding coat?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:42 pm 

I'm having a go at taping and jointing some boards this weekend, planning to use easy fill.

If there is the odd bit of damage to the other walls in the room (existing plaster on the brick walls), am I good to just use the easi fill for these holes?

And if they are deep, a bit of bonding coat, and then easi fill on top? Or something else?
What's the max depth holes ...

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 Post subject: Whats the best plaster to use for patching?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:49 pm 
I've been stripping wallpaper and removed some blown bits of plaster. What would be the best plaster to fill this? Would gyproc easy-fill be suitable?

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 Post subject: Prep work for these walls...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:54 am 
The previous owners had painted the walls with a sponge giving the effect in the picture. We are in the process of removing the wallpaper strip at the top but as you can see the paint is bubbling a peeling, can we just scrape, pva over this to seal then plaster? ImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Attatching something heavy into (mortar?) plastered wall
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:32 pm 
I want to attach a board to my wall which is going to hold up weight (around 80kg) but the walls in my house are not very good. I looked up various guides on how to attach things to plasterboard but i'm not sure how to attatch something to the type of wall I have. The picture shows what the wall looks like. It seems to be brick behind a layer of mortar or something ...

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 Post subject: If we had a decorator, they will smooth the plastering ?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:51 am 

Just need a bit of advice if ok.

My builder has said that the decorator will finish off the plastering and thinks its fit for purpose.

We have decorated ourselves and noticed patches all over.

I have attached a couple of the many photos we have.

Do you think we have a case to get sorted ?

Many Thanks

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 Post subject: ST ox speedskim blade
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:28 pm 
Hi everyone, I have just bought a ST ox speedskim from eBay, which as just arrived today. I have used a friends, not sure of the make but it had a metal blade, (it may have been refina). This one comes with a flexible plastic one. My question is this, it has ridges on the blade, why? Surely it would be better if it was flat. What do the ridges do? Anyone used one and ...

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 Post subject: What to use next
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:33 pm 

I'm having a kitchen fitted as part of this the sparky came today and chased in some sockets. They roughly filled with universal plaster which has cracked and hasn't completely filled all the chases. What should i used to fill cracked etc and give a good finish aster bring sanded? Would this be ok?



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 Post subject: K Rend
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:04 pm 
Hi I am just in the process of having our bungalow rendered with K Rend but Im a bit concerned about the finish of the top coat as it doesn't look quite like other houses I have looked at if you zoom in on pics it appears to me you can see the mesh in places ImageImageImage

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