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Does this plaster need removing?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by chameleon001, 30 Mar 2018.

  1. chameleon001

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    Hi,

    Just stripping wallpaper off my dining room, the plaster has lots of fine cracks (see pics), plaster isn’t loose and doesn’t sound particularly hollow.

    Is this normal and can just be skimmed over or is it a sign that it should be removed. It’s a 1950s house with solid plaster walls onto the brick (not plasterboard).

    Cheers,

    Dan
     

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    take a pic with your hand in it to show scale.
     
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    Hmm, taken skirting board off and seems to be coming off rather easily (see video), thoughts on this?





    Cheers,

    Dan
     
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    That plaster doesn’t look very stuck to the wall. Similar to mine. I bet if you just skimmed it cracks would soon come back. I’m going to remove, board and skim.

    And don’t bite your nails.....
     
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