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Advice on plaster preparation needed please!

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by liamruairi, 9 Sep 2014.

  1. liamruairi

    liamruairi

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    Hi all advice needed please! I have stripped my hallway and exposed some old concretey crappy plaster underneath but mainly solid. The rest of the hallway has been drylined and looking fine. I want to have a go at skimming this wall as the victorian stringer going up the stairs is original and I don't want to remove it or board down to it as there will be an ugly edge. Anyway, long story short what should I do before having a go with multi finish? Is it ok to skim straight on top of? I was going to pva it 1:5 then 1:3 when dry and skim on top of tacky pva. There are holes in the wall where long nails rawl plugs etc have been pulled out. Am I ok to fill these with easy-fill pva and skim? Or should they be bonded? I don't really want to buy a massive bag of bonding just to do a few holes? Many thanks guys!
     
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    You seemed to have it "Sussed" but cut the PVA down to 4-1 let it dry then 2-1 over it and skim when tacky. Also on you first coat of pva get some scrim tape and put 2 or 3 pieces over the holes and joints then let it dry then put your second coat on and that should stop the cracks appearing later...
     
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    Great thanks Roy, so easy fill the holes, then scrim on top of these, then pva, then skim?
     
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    That will do mucka,,Don't forget to tape the straight joints.
     
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    Brilliant thanks!
     
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