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How long after plastering can I put lining paper on?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by vaderag, 19 Mar 2012.

  1. vaderag

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    I've having my fireplace replaced and the wall above it is in a bit of a state. There was previously some mdf boarded above it, presumably due to the previous owners not wanting to plaster, and the mantleshelf cut the wall in half, meaning it wasnt an issue. The new mantleshelf does not, so would need to get the whole wall skimmed to get it to line up...

    My question is, if I get wall replastered/skimmed (is there a difference...!?!), which the fireplace installers have offered to do as they are apparently also plasterers, how long is it until i can paper it - we were planning on redecorating the room over the weekend, so ideally would like to do it on or before next monday...

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    You can wallpaper a wall as soon as the plaster is completely dry.

    That will depend on how thick the plaster is.

    'Re-plastering' usually means application of a new, rough plaster basecoat (also called browning) to the bare wall surface (brick, stone etc.), followed by a thinner top coat of finishing plaster which is usually grey or pink.

    Skimming is when the topcoat alone is renewed, or applied to Gyproc or similar plaster-based wallboards.

    If the wall is being replastered it can take up to six weeks to dry out properly; just skimmed, a few days. Whether you can redecorate by next Monday will depend on when your plasterer finishes the job and how warm your house is. Don't try to dry the plaster out too quickly, though (eg by whacking the heating up), as it can crack. Just be patient!
     
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    Thanks for the reply. In that case it's just being skimmed, not fully replastered, however down the sides of the fireplace, that will be replastered onto the brick...

    Since that's quite a small area, so you think i'll be okay re-lining the whole lot in a week?

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    Is it a decorative fire or a real fire? If it’s a working fire, you can’t use gypsum base plaster or skim within 800mm above or 300mm either side of the fire opening. It won’t withstand regular exposure to heat above 50 degrees & will crack & fall off; maybe that’s what happened before! Otherwise a minimum of 10 days for skim & 28 days for a base coat & skim.

    Are you also replacing the fire or just the surround? Recommissioning/installing a new fire is controlled building work & will require LABC certification if not installed & certified by a registered installer.
     
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    10 days.

    Base coat & skim, 28 days; but see my previous post about the use of gypsum plaster.

    No.
     
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    The fire is being installed by a HEATAS installer...

    It's decorative - the plaster hasnt come off, it's just worse for wear with some chips etc...

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    Sorry, what’s decorative, the fire or the surround? You don’t need a HETAS installer to install a decorative fire surround or non working decorative fire!

    Contradicts your first two posts!

    Confusing :confused:
     
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    No. You must wait until the whole area has thoroughly dried out.
     
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    Sorry - there is plaster, just worse for wear. The MDF was boarded over the top...
     
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