I am a newbie to this site and plastering in general and I recently did a complete hallway/stairwell, only ever having done patch repairs before this.
I boxed in the stairwell drop and even boxed in some pipes and electrical conduit.
No-one told me you can't plaster over wood, but even plaster will stick when mixed with enough PVA glue...
However, I have a new problem someone here can help me with: Cement render to a bricked up doorway. I closed it up and the existing wall dressing is cement and plaster topcoat, so I thought I would give it a go.
PVA 50/50 to bare brick - leave to dry. Mix up 5/1 sand/cement. Sloppy mix. Like double cream but not as runny.
Applied to wall in 25mm coat. one hit. top to bottom. some places thicker others thinner. My brickwork not brilliant.
After about 30 minutes the whole lot fell off.
Mixed up new mix and ditto.
Advice needed very quickly 'cos tempers are volatile...
Advice with this job or shall I buy some thistle and go that way?