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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:58 pm 
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I've started some decorating and have removed the trim around the double glazing on a few windows. There was a layer of polystyrene tiles left behind from previous occupants and the sealant had gone mouldy so it had to go.

Anyway after removing the trim I now have loose plaster where it meets the frames and also some loose plaster fell out leaving 5 - 10 cm gaps about 2cm deep.

What should I use to fill these gaps? Also I'm thinking of knocking out what looks like a previous repair as its not level to the rest of the wall so there maybe long sections to fill and not just small gaps. Afterwards I will be papering with lining paper and painting over.

Would I need to leave a couple of mm gap between the window frame and whatever I fill the gaps with to allow the frame to expand with heat?

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Hi demusss,

I'm no pro but have just finished renovating my house and had exactly the same issue with several windows.

What i did was get rid of any lose bits but go careful to keep as much intact as possible. Then where there are huge holes such as back to the brick i used mortar but left it shy of the finished surface by a few mm. Once the mortar was dry (left a good couple of days) i used gyproc easyfill which sand be very lightly sanded before painting.

It's been over a year on some of my windows and looks fine.


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Just get some thistle bonding in there. Fill, level and leave it until its nearly gone off. Then splash a bit of water on it, sort of lightly 'paint' it with a paint brush then trowel over and it will be flat and pretty smooth.


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Thanks guys for the advice.

There's quite a bit more to fill in since my original post. Above the window the final plaster coat of 3mm was no longer attached to the plaster beneath and fell away so I'll need to replace that aswell.

I got a bag of thistle multi finish so will give it a go.

Do I need to leave a small gap between the window and the plaster?


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