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Plasterboard Jointing Cement

Postby ml09616 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:45 am

Hi folks,
I have to install a plasterboard wall.
I will be using the self-adhesive tape on the joints.
Can I use a ready mixed PollyFilla type filler material to mud over the joints, or must I specifically use Jointing Cement.

I ask because I have enough ready mixed filler from a previous repair job to cover all the joints, and I'm not sure if there is anything special about the Jointing Cement.

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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:43 pm

Ready mixed fillers tend to set really hard and are a pig to smooth, get the right jointing plaster it will save you a lot of hassle.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:06 pm

polyfilla style of fillers is also more likely to develop cracks with movement, as stoneyboy says it sets much harder.

jointing compound/scrim is the stuff to use.
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