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Cracking at wall joints

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by furpho, 12 Mar 2020.

  1. furpho

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    Couple of questions on same topic.

    When boarding up to an existing wall or ceiling what do you do about skrimming? Can I use jointing tape which will be covered on the new wall by the skim and on the existing wall use easifill to hide the tape edge?

    Where I have existing cracks where walls and ceiling meet can I cover the cracks with jointing tape and use easifill to blend out the tape edges?
     
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  3. bobasd

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    ceiling p/boards are best slightly sunk into any abutments ie. solid plaster walls.
    but i dont know the extent of what your proposing to do - so posting pics would help to answer your questions.
    given you intend to do some skimming then why the Easifill on the tape?
     
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    Easi-fill on the existing walls then can be sanded to blend in.
    Even better remove approx 150mm finish from existing walls, apply scrim then easi-fill.
     
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