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edging bead on a solid wall

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:00 pm


i want to skim my lounge and my skimming is not too bad, just wondering how best to tackle the external reveals around the fireplace and the window. i'd like to use the plasterboard beading but dont know how best to fix it.

rawl plugs and screws seem the most obvious but as they are solid walls i wonder if it will work - drilling so close to the corner is likely just to take chunks out of the render. if not when drilling, then tightening the screw is likely to cause a bow. nails would probably have the same effect and grip fill or similar is mucky and needs supporting while it cures anyway. is there a standard way of fixing such thin beading to a solid wall corner? or is it indeed necessary?

i could just feather the plaster out at the corners but the existing corners aren't up to much as beading was never used originally and being an older house the corners have been knocked and chipped over years of use.
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Postby kbrownie » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:58 pm

Hi chris_on_tour2002,
Best way if you can't nail is: get some wall board adhesive and use that to stick the bead on with, you may have to put a couple a tacks in just to keep it in place until adhesive sets.
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Postby jaydavis plasterer » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:50 pm

hi chris,
the way i would do it would be to just nail the beads on with plenty of nails, if they are knocking of the old corner try angling the nails away from the corner, which should work.
If the corner is really baddly battered you could use bonding compound to form the corner then let it dry and nail the beads onto that.
One last way around it would be stick the beads on with board finish or bonding but make sure you leave any excess finish flat.
hope this helps :wink:
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:17 am

board adhesive it is then, good advice never thought of that! cheers
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