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Correct material for plastering/skim plasterboard

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Gio I, 2 Jun 2020.

  1. Gio I

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    I had a go on my first dot and dab for my boiler cupboard ready for plumber to come dowm and first fix.

    Considering there is no multifinish plaster at moment all around the country.

    can I plaster/skim the plasterboard directly with bonding 60 of british gypsum or ideally need to wait for a first layer of multifinish?

    Many Thanks
     
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    Will you be painting the Finished wall?
    I found recently that I was playing around whilst bonding a bathroom wall, and I got it really flat and smooth, it was almost a shame to skim over it. I imagine if painted or papered it would look just as good as if skimmed.
     
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    You reckon I can use it without the multi plaster as first coat?
     
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    If you mix your bonding fairly thin then why not give it a go? If you balls it up, then just wait for the multifinish to come back in stock so you can go over the bonding with a proper skim finish.
     
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    Bonding contains much bigger bits of vermiculite/perlite than multi, I know it can feel really smooth if you trowel it flat but if painted with light across it, it’ll look nothing like a properly skimmed wall. You’ve got more chance of easifilling the joins.
     
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    Yeah that’s fair enough, I’ll defer to your wisdom
     
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