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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:48 am 
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I have a hall, stair and landing to decorate and there is a fair amount of filling to be done on the walls.

Anyone got a preferred filler that can be purchased ready mixed? I have used the British Gypsum stuff in the past that comes in the tub with the yellow lid (I believe it's for skimming taped joints) and hove some leftover but have always found it's not great for surface filling, it's very prone to slouching.

Any pre made surface fillers you guys would recommend? Ready mixed will probably be the best option given the area I've to cover.

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I would honestly stick with powder filler make up what you’re going to use on one wall, you’ll get more for your money with powder filler. Dulux sell 5kg bags for about £8 and that comes with 5x1kg bags.

If you got a large area use a caulking board and you’ll get more filler spread in less time.

Other guys might have other suggestions.


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My choice these days is Toupret ready mix (red tub) or the fine (blue tub) from Tool station.
There are others, Dunlop, Prestonett but I can't get those local.


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Use a decent powder, parrot stuffing isn't what it used to be, The wickes pre-mix is ultra soft when dry, you can sand it with the palm of your hand and marks way to easy

With powder at least you can mix it how you want it, it tends to dry quicker too


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jaeger wrote:
My choice these days is Toupret ready mix (red tub) or the fine (blue tub) from Tool station.
There are others, Dunlop, Prestonett but I can't get those local.


Tourpet is my choice as well, mixes well dries ok and you can mix it to what consistency you need :thumbright:

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Bob225 wrote:
parrot stuffing isn't what it used to be


what is parrot stuffing?


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dandecor wrote:
Bob225 wrote:
parrot stuffing isn't what it used to be


what is parrot stuffing?


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dandecor wrote:
Bob225 wrote:
parrot stuffing isn't what it used to be


what is parrot stuffing?


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Parrot = Polly

Stuffing = Filler = polyfilla

@ OP I too would go for a powdered filler, I find ready mixed can be a bit "grainy" and with powdered you can mix as much or as little as you need and can adjust the consistency to suit.

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I’ve never ever heard of that before I’m p*ssing my self haha


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I will also say Toupret powder this one https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p63284 and get a couple of these too https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p47290

The only other thing, when I last looked at the blue toupret (5Kg powder at that time) it was only for surfacing. Very fine and to be applied in 1 mm thickness or less ... which makes it of no use for filling any cracks. I guess the ready mixed is the same stuff.


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I like the Wickes ready made jointing mix, because it also allows for filling and taping of cracks at plasterboard joints.
It is 22 pounds but an enormous quantity, you start to use it everywhere!


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Thanks for all your help guys - looks like a box of Toupret powder is the way to go :thumbleft:


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