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Fixing a bumpy plastering job

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by perky416, 21 Oct 2021.

  1. perky416

    perky416

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    Hi guys,

    Plastered a wall yesterday and used my speedskim to level it off however i didnt do a very good job. For some strange reason this mix of plaster started drying really quickly. I think it must have dried a little too much before flattening so the flex in my speedskim didnt push out the bumps.

    If you run your hand down the wall it feels like speed bumps.

    Please see the image attached. You can see the high spots against my darby.

    Is there anything that can be done aside from re-skimming?

    Thanks
     

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  3. Godwasaplasterer

    Godwasaplasterer

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    reskim , preferably with a normal finishing trowel.
    i’ve been a spread for over 25 years and never used a ‘flexible’ trowel or sponge.
    Out of interest how many coats of plaster did you do?
     
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  4. 23vc

    23vc

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    If you skimmed over floated base coat (guessed from other wall in pic) that’s likely to explain it setting quick. You need to really flatten it as you go, speedskim can be handy for large boarded areas but not float and set
     
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