DIY Doctor

cracks in newly applied browning

Postby tigger17 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:47 pm

Hi, I have a 1930's house and in the process of redecorating the spare room. I am repairing some large holes (back to the brick work) initially with browning but one of the areas I have plastered has developed lots of cracks, like crazy paving. I did a short plastering course a few years ago but haven't really done much since and I'm sure the cracks mean something has gone wrong and I need to do it again, but I don't know why it has cracked like this.
Can anyone tell me? I don't want to make the same mistake again. Thanks.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:35 pm


DIY asbestos test kits

Postby rosebery » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:56 pm

Substrate too absorbent and has drawn the water out of the plaster before it got a chance. Did you treat with PVA first?

Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2022
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:55 pm

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:18 am

other possible causes are that the browning was applied too thick and/or it has dried out too quickly.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1024
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:14 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics