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Gap Between Plyboards

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Mark-UK, 2 Aug 2019.

  1. Mark-UK

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    Hope this is in the right forum.

    What's the best way to fill gaps between plyboards (other than saw straight in the first place)? They're on the ceiling and here and there they are about 1mm to 2mm wide.

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    Nothing major but there's aluminium foil above them and it looks a bit unsightly.

    Any tips?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. opps

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    You have ply on the ceiling?

    Belt and braces- perhaps it might be best to apply plasterboard over the top.

    I cannot think of any filler that will not crack in time. A couple of hits with something like Toupret Fibracryl might suffice if you then apply lining paper.

    Alternatively, a MS polymer caulk such as CT1, and then lining paper.

    Unless noggins have been used, expect there to be a step where the sheets meet.
     
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  4. Mark-UK

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    Thanks for the reply Opps.

    I'm starting to think it's not really a bother. I was hoping for a flush no gap seam everywhere and I have that for the most part. I think I'm just going to leave it as it is. It's just a shed after all. It's certainly nothing that needs doing.
     
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    Oh, it's a shed. I thought you had put ply on a room cailing.
     
  6. Mark-UK

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    No, just a shed. Although I will be spending a lot of time in it to do woodworking
     
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    Mix up some of your wood shavings/sawdust with some PVA or clear silicone and use that as a filler?
     
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    That's a great idea - thank you
     
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    If you don't want to risk cracking, fit battens over the joins.
     
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    Using Sawdust and glue, one can easily cover the gaps in between ply boards. The method is commercial, the wood filler is more useful to make a change.
     
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