Tips on replacing a bathroom ceiling please


Postby Cronin » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:59 pm

I'm fitting out my bathroom and want to replace the wooden panellened ceiling.
Is it ok to put plasterboard up then skim over with some plaster to get a smooth finish to paint on or will this soak up the moisture?

Also, any tips on plastering might come in handy!
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:45 am

no problem at all. thats the way its usually done. just use a decent quality paint thats suitable for bathrooms to seal it.
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Postby thedoctor » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:52 am

Go to our top coat plastering project and read carefully. Spend a few quid on a piece od plasterboard and a bag of plaster to practice on first. The money this costs will be saved 100 times over if you mess up the ceiling. PLastering is a trade and requires practice, practice and more practice.
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Postby Cronin » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:51 pm

Is it necessary to put PVA on the plasterboard before I skim?
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:26 pm

no. just make sure that you tape the joints to help prevent cracking. there is no need to pva plasterboard.
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