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  1. Richard Saunders

    Boarding and plaster boarding a loft space

    Basically I wonder if anybody could give me any tips on making my loft space into a nice clean usable area. First of all I am not putting in any stairs I am still going to be using the existing loft ladder the space up in the loft is very large indeed I was hoping it would be okay to keep the...
  2. A

    Damp Single Brick Solid wall

    Hi, my house is 1900 Victoria terrace with a ground floor passage ginnel on one side. I have a tiny single brick room on the second floor. The brick is old stock I think and is very soft. The mortar is lime and the original plaster was lime. Someone has skimmed over the plaster with a cement...
  3. D

    Plaster over eyesore stone built wall

    I have this 1sr floor lounge wall that, although soldly built, is a bit of an eyesore.I would like it plastered, I don't like plasterboard. Any thoughts?
  4. M

    Cheapest way to fit in a new bathroom suite and tiling

    Hi Guys, I am in the process of fully refurbishing my upstairs bathroom, with a new suite. All of which shall be put into the same place due to the space restriction. Below is my current bathroom & floor plan which you can tell is a small bathroom. I would like the new bath, basin cabinet &...
  5. B

    White Residue on Solid Wood Floor

    I have a dark solid wood floor in my hallway. Recently I've had to do a bit of filling and sanding of the walls and ceiling in the hallway, and unfortunately, despite my best efforts, some of the very fine plaster dust has got into the grain in the wood floor, leaving a white "bloom" in certain...
  6. StephenStephen

    Hydrochloric acid on taps - anyone tried it?

    I've a steel kitchen sink which has ended up coated in lime plaster - I'm using 32% hydrochloric acid (spirit of salts) to clean it off, which seems to be working really well. I'm thinking of using the hydrochloric also on the mixer tap, which looks like a chrome finish - I'm intending to try a...
  7. G

    Plastering around old sash window

    Morning all, I removed the architrave around a ~100yr old sash window and a load of plaster came off, which wasn't a surprise. I've removed the lose plaster which has left a gap all around the window between the brick and wood liners / frame. The attached photos show the area above the...
  8. C

    Plaster over damp walls

    Hi We've removed all the wallpaper in the room which we are getting re-plastered by a plasterer. The wallpaper was damaged by damp and I wonder if there is anything we can do to protect the new plaster from damp? Either before or after plastering. Or should we use a specific plaster? Also...
  9. M

    Paper off.. Plaster blown.. But how to preserve that nice coving?

    Hi Another Victorian house held together by thick wallpaper. I've stripped it off, but unsurprisingly the plaster needs removing too. Is it possible to preserve that nice plaster coving? Or will it all fall down the minute chisel hits plaster? 20170530_130741 by MICH43L posted 30 May 2017...
  10. C

    I used vinyl matt as an undercoat on fresh plaster, how do I fix it?

    I watered down vinyl matt paint and used it as an undercoat on top of fresh plaster thinking it was matt emulsion. I have not done a second coat yet and would like to know if I should continue or fix it and if I should fix it, how? If it is of any helps the colour that I would like to finish...
  11. R

    Adding recessed area with access panel into brickwork

    Hi all, I'm trying to run media cabling through a brick chimney breast and am looking for advice; I'm not sure how to build something that will allow me to access the conduit junction. I'd like to be able to re-run cabling at a later date without replastering. (Previous owners had VGA cables...
  12. E

    Securing load onto exterior wall (inside)...

    Hi all, Wasn't 100% sure where to post this, but figured General was as good a place as any. Also, apologies if my terminology is incorrect here, please bear with me. I'm looking to install some pull-up bars in an upstairs room, on an exterior (?) wall (i.e. inside, but the wall is a...
  13. J

    Plaster on external wall blistering (damp?)

    Hi all, Got some really valuable advice last time I posted, hopefully I'll be as lucky this time! I've just moved a table away from a wall in my kitchen and discovered what looks like blistering in the plaster on an external wall - see attached. This is just my diagnosis based on a quick...
  14. T

    Exposing brick on chimney breast

    There was a big crack and hole in the plaster of our chimney breast so my wife started hacking at it and things escalated haha - My main concern is the archway section. It seems to be concreted up, is this usually to support the archway itself or maybe its just an aesthetic patch to square off...
  15. derekphl

    Plastering on blown substrate

    I've been working on a room where I removed the chimney breast and various bits and pieces. Having attached insulation backed board to one wall, over-boarded the ceiling and stripped the wallpaper off the remaining walls I have now started to plaster skim each surface. Yesterday I did my first...
  16. M

    What order should i carry out for my whole home redecoration (Renovation)

    Hi all, I am carrying out a major re-decor of my home. Below is the order that I shall be carrying out the works in my home. I would appreciate if anyone could give me their opinion on my order; Whether this is the best way or not or just give recommendations, I would be very grateful for your...
  17. M

    What order should i carry out for my whole home redecoration (Renovation)

    Hi all, I am carrying out a major re-decor of my home. Below is the order that I shall be carrying out the works in my home. I would appreciate if anyone could give me their opinion on my order; Whether this is the best way or not or just give recommendations, I would be very grateful for your...
  18. L

    Painting aquapanel

    hi, I am installing aquapanel along a wall in my bathroom where two thirds of the wall will be a shower area and tiled and the other third will be painted with a towel rad. Can you paint directly onto aquapanel? Do you have to prime it or anything first? What is the best way to disguise the...
  19. E

    What are these walls made from? Could this contain asbestos?

    Hello there, I know this is something that is asked very frequently, but I have a question about possible asbestos. It's something that has recently come up in conversation, and I am hoping that somebody here may be able to tell me that I am talking nonsense, and what the walls are actually...
  20. N

    Cracking over old fireplace

    We have an old fireplace which has been plasterboarded and plastered over. In front of this we have a wood burning stove, with a pipe which goes up to the original chimney in the roof. (outside the wall up until the chimney in the attic). The plaster behind the stove is cracking. From tapping...
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