Cracking skimmed plaster without PVA


Postby Bob DIY » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:24 pm

I recently had my walls skimmed in my house and at the time took the advice NOT to use a pva on the wall. Instead I use a contract paint directly on the walls once the plaster had dried, then painted with a standard emulsion on top.

It's now been a few months and the walls are really starting to crack up, and my question is how can I fix this and stop it from cracking any more? I have a flexi paint will that work?

Many thanks in advance for you help.

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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:02 am

Bob DIY,
Either the plastering is defective - is it the paint or the plaster which is cracking,
or if it is the paint layer you did not thin down the first coat sufficiently.
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Postby Bob DIY » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:45 am

It differently the paster that's cracking
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Postby Bob DIY » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:40 am

It deffo not the paint that's cracking it's the plaster
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:50 pm

Bob DIY,
Unless you have been playing a fan heater on the wall then the plastering is defective.
Get the plasterer back.
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