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New Plasterboard Ceiling

Postby citywest » Wed May 30, 2007 2:59 pm

I will soon be putting up a new plasterbaord ceiling and had been thinking this would need to be plastered before painting. However I have been told there is no need to have the boards plastered, just to tape and filler the joints and then simply paint. I have always thoughts that it should be plastered before decoration. Is this good practice or a short cut/bodge. Any thoughts please on the best way f doing this? Thanks.
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Postby Ginga » Thu May 31, 2007 10:00 pm

you can indeed tape and joint the boards but you will need to use boards with tapered edges to allow for the tape and jointing compound , plasterboards will need to be tacked very neatly and generally you will not get as good a finish as with plastering

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