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 Post subject: Is plasterboard exactly 9.5 or 12.5
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:39 pm 
I need to buy a piece of plasterboard but are they exact sizes when they say 9.5 or 12.5.

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 Post subject: Patch repair: Finishing plaster vs easifill
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:07 am 
Hi all,

I'm sure it's a debate had many times before but thought I'd see if there are any new opinions.

Blown plasterwork, 2-3mm depth, patches maybe 300mm in diameter.

My current method is light coat of hardwall and then a couple of coats of easifill over the top (sanding inbetween). But I find easifill has the danger of absorbing water-based paint and 'plumping up', meaning it's no longer completely flush with the wall and ...

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 Post subject: Can i use a sander to remove too much filler on wall?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:50 am 
Hi, I have a problem area in my new build house in the living room where from the bottom of the skirting board and then up about 1.25 metres a crack always appears in the plaster board, this has been fixed a couple of times by the developer and i have also tried doing it a few times but always comes back, the last time i tried to do it i put a fair covering ...

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 Post subject: New Trowel Guidance
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:37 am 
Morning Guys,

Looking for some advice/recommendations on purchasing a new trowel. I'm fairly new to plastering as a DIYer but it's coming along ok thanks to advice I've read on here and been able to speak to a couple of experienced plasterers

I'm currently using a cheapo Screwfix 11" trowel but am looking for something a bit better as I'm getting more confident and now have a few larger tasks to tackle in the near ...

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 Post subject: Rendering Shed for Weatherproofing
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 pm 
Hi all

We are going to render the walls of my breeze block shed so I'm gathering together the rendering gear required but I'm unsure which steel trowel to go for.

I've never done any plastering/rendering before so all I know is I'd like a 14" sized one - but which one specifically, I don't know. I don't want anything too expensive because this is a 'one and done' project; I'll very probably never use ...

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 Post subject: Lines on plasterboard ceiling
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 pm 

Hopefully someone can help.

I am in a new build property and have noticed the ceiling has 3 equally spaced lines running across it

From my limited knowledge on plasterboard I would guess they are the joins between different sheets? There is a slight bump in them.

Its a top bedroom with a flat roof and I can see no sign of water damage (yet) and as with most new builds it looks like ...

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 Post subject: Plastering over expanding foam
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:58 pm 
Dear All,

I’ve a plasterer coming on Wednesday to sort out a small room but I’ve got some prep work to do. I need this hole filling in. I was going to use cement and old bricks but it’s angling down and will be hard for me to get anything to stick.

If I fill the hole with expanding foam will plaster stick to it? And if so, will I need to hack it back ...

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 Post subject: what plasterboard is it?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:18 am 
i have plasterboard that is double ie honeycomb cardboard between the sheets, does this have a special name?
many thanks

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 Post subject: Which plaster should I use?
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 10:19 pm 
I'm removing pieces of blown plaster back to the brick. Which plaster should I use underneath before finishing off with easyfill?

I was going to use Thistle bonding but unsure if it's suitable as it's low to medium suction.

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 Post subject: New plaster has collapsed off my ceiling
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 10:21 am 
New plaster' has come off my ceiling exposing the old plaster board

Hi Can someone please advise, a while back through the My builder portal I hired a plasterer to completely plaster 2 bedrooms ( I removed all the old ceiling boards) the work was done to a good standard. I then asked the same plasterer to come back, but this time not through the mybuilder portal about 6 months ago and plaster my loft ...

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