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Does this wall need to be re-plastered?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by DIYNotIan, 9 Jan 2019.

  1. DIYNotIan

    DIYNotIan

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    Hi all

    I've just removed all the tiles in my bathroom and am trying to decide what needs to happen next. Please see pics below.

    I'm thinking of removing all the adhesive, filling the larger sections of damage, and then repainting. It's an old character house so a smooth finish would not be necessary. In fact I quite like the look of a non-perfect pitted wall. What I'm not sure is:

    1. With the adhesive off, and the wall prep'd and cleaned, would it be ok to go ahead and paint or would it need further pre-treatment?
    2. Anything else I need to consider?

    If we decided to have the walls replastered...

    3. Would all the adhesive need to be removed first?
    4. Would larger "holes" (where the plaster has come off) need repairing before replastering?
    5. Would they be able to replaster the more awkward sections around pipes etc?
    6. What would be the rough cost including the ceiling?

    Many thanks

    Max

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    Remove the old suite, then plaster or redecorate as you see fit.
     
  3. DIYNotIan

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    We were hoping to keep the suit and pipework etc, and do what ever we decide to do around it...

    Thanks for the help
     
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    Oh right - personally I’d take the opportunity to change the suite if the budget permits...it will add more value and saving doing it later which would likely require another redecoration. You don’t need to necessarily change the pipe work if you keep everything in the same place.

    Of course if your going for the retro look then by all means keep the suite but it looks odd with a white toilet. I would also remove the last few rows of tiles over the bath. Even if you swap for metro tiles of a similar colour it’ll look nicer - and they cost about £20per sq metre...so cheap as chips.

    I think removing all that adhesive is likely to damage the walls a lot. So unless you’re good with polyfiller and sanding you’ll need to replaster or re-tile the walls.

    You could also consider cladding in plastic.

    Plastering cost is very much dependent on location and the amount of prep required, but do-able. Even if you keep the suite it would be better to temporarily remove it, and the tiles, to give 3 or 4 full walls to plaster flat...then you have more flexibility if you ever reconfigure the bathroom in the future.
     
  5. roy c

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    Just take all the rough edges off with a scraper and spread it with the adhesive and a good knotched trowel and you should be ok to tile on it.I would suggest a bigger knotched trowel and that should make up for any irregular areas.The walls look quite flat.. Get a long straight edge and put it on the wall and I think you will see it is quite flat, No need spending money on it if it doesn'tneed it!!!
     
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    He's not looking to tile over it though...
     
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    I have tiled over worse walls than that and done a good job! No need spending money when it's not needed..
     
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    Sorry kingandy2nd. I am sorry I didnt read the forum properly DOH!!!! I havent been on here for a while so I apologise for being a prat!!!!!
     
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    Don't worry mate - I thought that would be the easiest way to conceal it myself tbh :)
     
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