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Post by kevin93429 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:45 pm

This has been exposed after removing wood chip wall paper.

The plaster at the top of the wall, has previously been repaired. The wall and the ceiling will be re-plastered. However, my question is; is it a good idea to remove the loose plaster and fill it before re-plastering over it, or remove the loose plaster and have it re-filled with the new re-plastering in one go, as it were?
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Post by OchAye » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:26 pm

Are you replastering ceiling and walls?

If there is crumbling or hollow plaster I would be inclined to knock it off (be careful that everything does not come off). Once you know the depth of what comes off, ask your plasterer. He could fill and skim coat but he will have to be prepared for it or you fill and then he skim coats.
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Post by dewaltdisney » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:52 pm

Or you could cove the ceiling instead to give a neat finish.

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Post by OchAye » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:24 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Or you could cove the ceiling instead to give a neat finish.
I no longer suggest that to anyone I know. I have been told it is old fashioned (just like me then).
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Post by dewaltdisney » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:04 pm

It will fit in well with the Op's Artex then :thumbright:

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Post by kevin93429 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:11 pm

Thanks for the replies. I'll not be going with coving, and the artex will be plastered over!!

The wall will be plastered and then skimmed. I'll def remove all loose plaster, though I'm not sure if it's better to fill, then have it plastered and skimmed or have the plasterer fill it with the plaster he is using any way before the skim.
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Post by OchAye » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:39 am

kevin93429 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:11 pm
The wall will be plastered and then skimmed. I'll def remove all loose plaster, though I'm not sure if it's better to fill, then have it plastered and skimmed or have the plasterer fill it with the plaster he is using any way before the skim.
The plasterer could do both. I mentioned earlier you should talk to him/her [politically correct day today]. If you remove the plaster down to brick you may have an additional depth of 10mm+, finishing plaster cannot be used to cover that depth, multifinish plaster can do both give or take it depends on the depth. Your plasterer could use some of the plaster they put as a first coat (hardwall?) then continue with the skimming plaster.

Try a patch of crumbling plaster, remove it and see what you got. Find your plasterer, let him see the job, and arrange for the job to start when you have finished the demolition.

I am not a plasterer :thumbleft:

PS. If the plasterer fills missing plaster, you will have to allow considerably longer for the stuff to dry than if it is a simple skimming coat. Just in case you get painting and then ask why is the paint coming off.
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Post by kevin93429 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:23 pm

Thanks OchAye.
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