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Do i need to strip plaster before i dry line?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by CPBickley, 17 Jan 2010.

  1. CPBickley

    CPBickley

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    Hi

    I have a 1903 solid wall terrace and im planning on dry lining the inside walls to improve insuration.

    I am assuming i need to remove the old plaster right back to the brick before i apply the dry lining? But i thought i'd check on here first before i waste my time with a hammer and chisel.

    Its a huge room so im not to fussed about losing an extra inch or so of the walls by not removing it. However i want to make sure im not going to generate an potential damp/condensation by doing it.

    Any advise would be appreciate.

    Cheers

    Joe
     
  2. PrenticeBoyofDerry

    PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    i assume you are battening out the walls, so no you don't need to.
    But the plaster behind the walls will decay in time, I personally would but I'm a fusspot.
     
  3. CPBickley

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    I tapped some plaster in the corner to see firstly how deep it was and also how easy it if to remove. It pretty much fell off so i think i shall be doing it properly :)
     
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    will be worth the extra effort if it's that easy to get off joe.
     
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    also, will take no time at all with an SDS chisel, if it's bond with the wall is weak then there's no concern of damaging the brickwork with powertools.
     
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