Plastering on plaster

Postby willcjarvis » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:23 am

Hi all,

3 weeks ago I had a room plastered by a guy who said he could make it smooth enough for painting using only two layers of backing plaster.

It's not smooth enough; there are trowel marks, some bubbles, lots of small holes in places and small gaps between wall and ceiling. It is a thick layer [about 20mm in places] due to uneven 100yr old brickwork.

I would like a smooth layer to paint on but I don't know how to proceed. Should I scrape / sand it, and fill the holes? Should I throw on another layer of finishing plaster?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Dan the man » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:01 am

Two Layers of backing plaster???

Sounds like the room just needs skimming.
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Postby willcjarvis » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:50 pm

Yeah Dan,

After speaking to a few people, they said it is too pitted for scraping / filling to make any sense.

Gonna get it skimmed by someone else.

Thanks for your opinion.
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Postby JRS » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:28 am

Name and shame the plasterer. Sounds as if he hasent polished it. Has he actually finished plastering or did he just bond it out and is coming back.

If its multi finish he has used and its blistered then it might not have been glued on. Give it a good sand and fill it with easy fill.
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