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    Re-skimming old plaster repair: first with sand+cement or just finishing coat

    I didn't steam it, just sponge with cold water and scraper - and I was quite gentle. Parts of the plaster were off the wall even under untouched wallpaper. i.e. you could push the wallpaper and see/feel the plaster beneath move a bit. Once stripped those bits came off immediately, but gently...
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    Re-skimming old plaster repair: first with sand+cement or just finishing coat

    Here is a picture. Most of what you can see is the backing. At the bottom by the ladder you can see a little bit of the old finishing plaster that I haven't removed yet.
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    Re-skimming old plaster repair: first with sand+cement or just finishing coat

    Hi all, While attempting to strip wallpaper in my 1912 built Edinburgh flat, chunks of the plaster started coming away. After finishing stripping I thought I'd clean up the missing plaster and attempt to patch it, but then whole slices of the plaster were coming off. So I pulled it all down. It...
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