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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:41 pm 
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Someone wrote recently on here (I cannot find it) that they use Gripfill to stick up plaster coving. I have a friend who intends to put up some coving onto Artex. I was saying that it was necessary to scrape back the Artex to use coving cement, however is this a must using Gripfill? Can it go straight on to the Artex assuming the peaks are removed?

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You could use the non-solvent (white, in yellow tube) but I think it will be an expensive option and it may need temporary pinning overnight to get the best bond. Personally I'd go for a mixture of coving adhesive and drywall jointing compound and pin overnight whilst the adhesive sets

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I think ordinary Gripfill skins up a bit too quick for something like coving, and I also feel the need to prime anything potentially dusty with some Gripfill smeared on with a skinny bit of stick, (doing it like this has never failed me, but I wouldn't want to do long lengths like coving, good for boxing around toilets where it's all short stuff though).

Or use the white stuff as J&K says, it's water based and deals with slighly dusty surfaces better, it's paintable too so you can fill the joints with it.

I think there are better gun adhesives than Gripfill for coving, Geocel,The Works is one, they would all benefit from some temporary support while the glue dries

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Gripfill is great stuff, but not for this job. As Ayjay said it will skin far too quickly. Better to use something designed for the job.



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Okay, thanks for the information. On balance I think it would be best to stick to the traditional approach of scraping back a bit and using coving adhesive. I ill pass that on :thumbright:

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