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Thirsty wall

Postby robertg » Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:06 pm


Afternoon I am looking for some advice.

I have just finished skimming a wall in my lounge, which is a plastered brick wall. Unfortunately, the new layer of plaster I have applied is starting to crack all over (very annoying!!).
I covered the wall with 2 coats of pva (2:1 mix), then applied 2 coats of multi-finish.
Can anyone tell me if I can resue the wall or should just hack all the plaster off before it sets and start again?

How do you treat a wall which is acting in this way, some help would be very much appreciated to help with the remaining walls.

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Postby rambo77 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:06 pm

are you sure your plaster was not a bad batch or gone off everything else you decribed seem ok normal working practice
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Postby Yanni » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:43 pm

You are diluting your plaster too much. Try to use less water with your mix and the plaster will no longer crack.
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