filling a small gap around the perimiter of the ceiling

5 Dec 2009
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United Kingdom
iv removed the victorian plaster from my living room walls but i left the ceiling as it was fine. Iv reboarded onto the joists, all is good except i am left with a inch thick gap around the ceiling boarder where the old plaster was thicker than the new boards.

The gap is about a inch deep and is dusty old plaster and wooden latts.

How can i fill / prep this gap before the plaster arrives to skim?
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I'd leave it for the plasterer to fill it. He'll prep and fill that with bonding coat, and then skim the plasterboard walls. I would normally put a tape onto it as well, (all around the room in your case), before skimming, to tie the ceiling/walls in together.
how long after bonding will he be able to skim it?

thanks for the info!
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Don't attempt to fill/do anything, you could do more harm than good; as the guys have already said, leave it to your plasterer to sort out.

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