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dry lining vs skimming

Postby swisstony » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:32 pm

whats the advantages of dry lining vs skimming on top of new boards. Whats the point of skimming boards when you dont need to.?
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:23 pm

If you use taper edge boards then only the band either side of the joins needs filling. Many decorators then paper direct onto the plasterboard which makes for a quick and easy job, until the time comes to strip the paper (it is almost impossible).
If the new boards are given a skim coat then there is a hard surface which makes decorating in the future much easier especially if wallpaper has been applied.
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:24 pm

They both have there positive and negative points, it's an alternative option. Both can be papered, painted, tiled.
Joint filling although dustier overall job, will allow you to work on top at an earlier stage than plastering.
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