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how long before a skimming coat can be drilled

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by toadhall, 4 Feb 2013.

  1. toadhall

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    Hi,
    A pro plaster is giving my wall a skim so I have a perfect flat wall for kitchen unit installaion.

    How long will a skim coat take to dry to the extent that I can hang cabinets from it (i.e. drill it and add wallplugs etc). I have a small time window to get the kitchen installed as the family will be returning and cannot wait five days until it is completely dry.

    I am not looking to paint it first, just attach cabinets.

    thanks

    t
     
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    When it goes pink. It's not that critical as you'll be fixing way beyond the skim.
     
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  4. toadhall

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    thanks. How long is that roughly?
     
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    It's not the skim that I'm worried about but your cupboard carcase absorbing water from the damp wall. A couple of days should be fine.
     
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    You can drill it once it's set, just dont hang the cabinets as joe says, your asking for the chipboard to swell.
     
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