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How to repair broken wall around plug socket

Postby JimmyChant » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:27 am

Hi there. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I'll move it if so. First post on the forum. The wall has broken quite badly around a plug socket in our bedroom and I don't know how to fix it. First time buyer as of yesterday and TOTAL DIY newby! Any help, gracefully appreciated. You can find a picture below.
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby welsh brickie » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:15 pm

first you need to turn off the electric.
unscrew the face plate on the socket, and carefully pull it away from the plaster.
Wrap the socket in a plastic bag and tape it. This will stop any moisture tripping the circuit.
Chip away all the loose plaster around the area and with a paint brush apply a P.V.A solution on the area,
Mix with water, some Carlite bonding and apply it on the area, it does not matter if you put too much on, just enough above the finished surface.
When its set, about 12 hours later, scrape it back with a flat trowel, just below the finished plaster surface, about 3mm deep is enough.
Then apply a finish plaster, thistle multi coat, and trowel it flat, it will set slowly, so keep wetting it with a brush, as it gets harder the trowel marks will level out, just take your time and keep trowelling and wet brushing the area lightly until your happy with the finish
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