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

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 tape to get a good/better finish and less sanding.

Tool wise I need to buy something like this, (saw that mentioned in another thread on here)

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p15293?r=googleshopping&rr=marin&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfeed&mkwid=skp6FA4mN_dc&pcrid=142002554548&pkw=&pmt=&product=15293&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo_-3g9O82QIVaLvtCh0LGgXIEAQYASABEgJktvD_BwE

This is picture of one side of holes to give your rough idea.

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 Post subject: Re: PlasterBoard Repair
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The Marshall Town filling knife is brilliant for finishing the filler on the type of job you describe.

But first you need to secure the pieces of plasterboard back in the holes they came from!
Treating one hole at a time, cut a piece of plasterboard which will pass through the hole in one direction but is about 40mm longer than the width of the hole. Make a hole in the center of the piece you cut and secure a short length of scrim through the hole with a knot at the back.
Using the scrim (or piece of string) pass your piece of plasterboard through the hole and pull it into position .
Holding it in place with the scrim secure in this position with two or more dry lining screws.
Apply a small amount of 'No-more-nails' on the backing board and push the original board cut out into the hole.
Repeat with the remaining holes.
When the adhesive is dry, fill using a fine surface filler using the Marshall town.
When the filler is dry, a fine sanding will finish the job.

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nice one, any good fillers I should look at?


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ash007 wrote:
nice one, any good fillers I should look at?


I personally have never had any problems with any of the Pre-mixed Fine surface fillers.
You pay a little more for the pre-mixed, but I do think it's worth it.
Although you will find that some people have different ideas.

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My suggestiong for putting the plaster board pieces back on would be to get hold of some stripwood cut in pieces longer than the holes and glue it on the inside of the hole. Then glue the plasterboard on the wood making sure the plasterboard is not proud of the rest of the board.

For fillers I would suggest toupret powder (scroofix and toolstation have it). If you use joint tape over the top you will have a much bigger job ahead of you as you will have to fill wider of the tape and over the tape and on it goes. Toupret also make a very fine scrim tape if you must use it. You are on the right path with filling knives (you might even need wider).

PS. If you want belts and braces make sure your cutouts have a bit of a gap to the opening and put some adhesive all round the cutout. Make sure it does not protrude from the rest of the ceiling and avoid using tape. If it cracks later, tape it when you redecorate.



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OchAye, thanks, I was just reading the reviews on TS website about toupret funnily enough.! seems to be well liked and decent. might give it a whirl, thanks for tips.


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OchAye, thanks, I was just reading the reviews on TS website about toupret funnily enough.! seems to be well liked and decent. might give it a whirl, thanks for tips.

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