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curved ceiling

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by sheldon1982, 10 Oct 2011.

  1. sheldon1982

    sheldon1982

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    just a quicky :D

    i am plastering a bathroom the weekend which is no problem BUT.

    they have a ceiling that curves into the wall at one end, i have never skimmed a curve before so am a little apprehensive about this. any tips?

    will the trowl just follow the curve no problem or is there a certain technique to use.

    thanks in advance
     
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    its easy your worrying over nothing
     
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    When plastering a raked ceiling you would normally curve or 'roll' the top join but not the bottom join.

    The top join is where the ceiling meets the slope or rake.

    The bottom join is where the wall meets the slope/rake.

    The reason you would roll the top and not the bottom is because the rake is a continuation of the ceiling and not a continuation of the wall. Therefore you need a defining break (for painting purposes) between the wall and the rake.

    We usually trowel in a bit of bonding into the join before skimming as it helps with the roll.
     
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    i think the curves already there noseall, but your info will come in handy if he ever got to do one from scratch
     
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    yes the curve is already there but thanks for the info :)
     
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