Big Gaps In Plasterboard

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DaSpozz

Hi all...

I have plasterboarded a bedroom ceiling but have a few gaps here and there where measurements were not as spot on as they should have been. the gaps in between boards are about half an inch or so. Obviously I will be using scrim tape, but is there anything I could use in addition to this to avoid it noticing after I've plastered? Someone mentioned joint filler in another post, so would this be the best option before I do the skim?

Thanks all...
 
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Skim your joints then put 3 lots of scrim tape on joints then skim over that, leave till dry then unibond it then skim the ceiling....
 
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How about just filling them with a bit of backing plaster first, then putting tape over?

A 10 minute job..
 
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Skim your joints then put 3 lots of scrim tape on joints then skim over that, leave till dry then unibond it then skim the ceiling....

Thats the way I would do it, obviously there are lots of different ways but I have always been "belt and braces" ;)
 
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DaSpozz

Thanks for the responses...

Well, in the end I looked at the biggest gap and filled it / scrimmed it / filled it again. I just used some interior filler. Im hoping and guessing that this will be fine to plaster over?

Ok one other thing... what's unibond?

""Women - Know Your Limits" lol :)
 
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Ahhh ha! Ok thats brilliant, I was wondering if it needed PVA'ing lol
 

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