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Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Ljjt, 28 Dec 2016.

  1. Ljjt

    Ljjt

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    Hi,

    Hopefully u can see attached pick. I had the whole kitchen plastered and I'm not happy with the overall job at all. Any ideas what I can do with this bit I don't like it at all! Could I chisel out that section of window sill then just skin over the remaining to make it look more normal? - any advice really appreciated
     

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    I wouldn't go anywhere near that with a chisel. Just use a scraper to get rid of any proud bits we can't see, and then fill and feather away with a drop of readymix or easifill. Lightly sand down the area when it's dried out, then you''re ready to paint.
    A poor job though, if a plasterer left it like that.
     
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    Ljjt, good evening.

    Looks like the end of a timber sill, where the sill has been taken past the window reveal and along the wall.

    To test the above, gently tap a nail into it.

    What does the other end look like? i it similar?

    Yes you could chisel back the timber if indeed it is timber? but you may need to ensure that both ends are equal.

    As for skim yes that is a possibility once the timber is removed you can simply carefully fill the gap or gaps.

    Ken.
     
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    Thanks ever so much for the replies, really appreciated. Yes it is timber, shall I just sand it all down then and smooth over?
     
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    Ljit,, I mis-read your post. I never read the bit about the window sill being cut back.
    If it was me, I'd mark where I wanted the sill to end, then carefully make a vertical cut each end of the window sill. I'd then get a wood chisel and carefully chisel off the waste, just beyond the flush, ( couple of mm). You can then use a filler and a bit of mesh tape over the area, leave it to set, then flush it of with a drop of ready mix, then sand down when dry.
     
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