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plasterboard wrong side

Postby Agii » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:27 pm

Hi. Can anyone help? I have been a complete numpty this weekend and plasterboarded a ceiling with the wrong side facing down for skimmimg!!!! It's Gypsum plasterboard and it plainly says on the side that I have showing "plaster other side only".
The last time I plasterboarded was years ago and I'm sure the plasterers always asked for grey side to skim on???
Could I pva it (or something) and then get it skimmed?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Postby kbrownie » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:25 am

Hi Agii,
back in the day, it used to be the norm to have grey side facing out for plastering and white side out for dry-lining taped joints or artex. The trade has now decided to have white skin outside regardless of application on to it.
I don't think it will cause any problems just skimming over as normal, you don't normally PVA plasterboards but PVA plaster for re-skim.
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Postby jonzy » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:26 pm

ive always plastered the white side of he boards,ive worked on hundreds of houses on site and they have always been boarded white side facing,think the grey side has a retarder in it to keep the plaster wetter for longer job takes longer then,never had any probs skimming the white side also drys quicker so less hanging around.... :)
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