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About to Plaster First Ever Wall

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Leon125, 7 Jun 2020.

  1. Leon125

    Leon125

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    Hi,

    Would welcome any advice on this. I've stripped the wallpaper (its a small internal room) and have looked a few YouTube videos. I'm going to start with one small wall.

    So the plan is to apply pva adhesive (1:5) to this wall and wait 24 hours or so.

    Tomorrow, I'll get some plaster and mix in a bucket. That thing you attach on the end of your drill to mix looks nice but I understand is optional (?).

    Have hawk, sponge float, trowel, water spray ready.

    So my basic question is: The walls are in the pictures below - do I need to do anything else to them before applying the PVA. Also -

    - Thought about filling the small holes with filler - but is this really required ?

    - Do I need to do anything in particular regarding the lightswitch ?

    Any help welcome.

    thanks
    Leon


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  2. GlenBoy

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    I Pva watered down twice, I normally plaster when the second coat is tacky. I also use a marshalltown trowel for the first and second coat of plater and then an ox pro ultraflex finishing trowel for the finishing 3 buffing..... I think i got both trowels from screwfix and toolstation. They cost a few bob but well worth having..... the marshalltown is also pre worn in.
     
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  4. Leon125

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    Cheers GlenBoy
     
  5. bennymultifinish

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    pva neat with a handful of sand in .
    leave for 24 hours then skim.
    add the powder to the water not the other way round , and yes a mixing paddle is vital.
    you need two buckets one to mix in and one with fresh water to clean tools etc.
    sponges are for washing the car by the way.
     
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  7. Leon125

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    Thanks Benny - appreciate you clarifying (and reminding me I need to wash my car - even in these corona-times).
     
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