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Replastering 1 meter up wall after Damp Course

Postby chips » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:22 pm

I've removed render and skim coat aprox 1 meter up the wall where damp is coming through wall. External bridge of damp course removed, additional Damp Course injection done, inside re-rendered with sand and cement. What's left is the skim coat.

My question is whether i must skim right up the wall or if i can blend the skim coat into the wall above the newly rendered area. Cheers
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:52 pm

"can blend the skim coat into the wall above the newly rendered area" YES
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Postby Dan the man » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:54 pm

Depends on how good you are at skimming lol
If the wall is going to be painted afterwards then chances are you will see a slight join. If its your own house then I would skim the whole wall.
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