I will soon be putting up a new plasterbaord ceiling and had been thinking this would need to be plastered before painting. However I have been told there is no need to have the boards plastered, just to tape and filler the joints and then simply paint. I have always thoughts that it should be plastered before decoration. Is this good practice or a short cut/bodge. Any thoughts please on the best way f doing this? Thanks.
you can indeed tape and joint the boards but you will need to use boards with tapered edges to allow for the tape and jointing compound , plasterboards will need to be tacked very neatly and generally you will not get as good a finish as with plastering