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Post by Lordyjordy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:49 am

Afternoon

I have a problem with pitted and mottled plasterboard walls. Not terrible but not what I want to paint over. I need to smooth the entire wall.

They just have old white emulsion on them

I asked a plasterer if he would skim it for me.

He advised I could do this my self buying a few bags of gyproc easifill. Skim the entire wall with a roller and smooth out with a knife.

Has anyone done this? The spread said it's the easiest way for the diy'er who doesn't plaster

Can you just go straight onto the painted wall with the filler?

Does it need a mist coat after?

What grit sandpaper and would you use an orbital sander?

Thanks in advance
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Post by dewaltdisney » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:35 pm

I did a chimney breast in Easifill. The trick is to stop the wall sucking all the water out of the Easifill to give you time to work it. I wetted the wall as I was going with a roller dipped in water. Easifill is very nice to work if you mix it up into a thin cream, not too thin though. Work quickly using a hawk and a plasterers trowel, smooth it over getting it as good as you can get near to finish as you go. This cuts down the sanding to get it all uniform when it is dry. It sands easy but makes a lot of dust.I would experiment on a smaller area first to get the hang of it. From the sounds of it the imperfections are not too deep so it should be okay.

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Post by Rorschach » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:16 pm

Never heard of applying it with a roller before.

As a filler I really like easifill and it is my main filler. Mixed to a light paste it is nice to work with and easy to sand. I treat it a little bit like you would plaster, spread it out, let it start to firm up and use a moist trowel to smooth it out, minimal sanding afterwards.
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Post by dewaltdisney » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:25 pm

I did not make that clear R, I only used the roller to wet the wall with water.

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Post by Rorschach » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:26 pm

Ah ok, the OP made it sound like they were using a roller and then your comment confused me further. :lol:
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Post by London mike 61 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:28 pm

I think the plasterer was referring to this

https://www.wickes.co.uk/Knauf-Proroll- ... g/p/166799

You roll it on and smooth it out with a trowel or taping knife.

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