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Do I really need to skim?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by TheMightyAtom, 15 Jul 2015.

  1. TheMightyAtom

    TheMightyAtom

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    A builder told me that there is no need to skim over a new plasterboarded ceiling. He said that if I tape and easy fill the taper edged joints it will be good enough to paint without plastering. Is this the case?

    How do I know what length of plasterboard screws will I need to use to attach the boards to the original ceiling above?
     
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    You can do either, tape and skim, or tape and fill the joints/screw heads then sand down when dry!
     
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