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how thick can you reasonably skim a drywall finish?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by SparkyTris, 8 Sep 2018.

  1. SparkyTris

    SparkyTris

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    I have just ripped off a tired old internal wall.
    The composition of the old wall is/was:
    studwork: 12mm plasterboard : 12mm plasterboard : 4.5mm faced ply

    the only reason it came off was that the faced ply "trawler-wall" was deemed aesthetically displeasing.

    I have discovered that I can remove the faced ply and the top layer of plasterboard without substantially affecting the lower layer of plasterboard.

    2 questions:

    1 - can you get 12+4.5 = 16.5mm plasterboard?

    2 - if not, then I know I can get 12mm plasterboard, so what is the easiest way of bringing the surface out another 4.5mm? is it reasonable to ask for a skim to get out to that?

    I want to come out to the original level as close as poss so that I don't have to muck around too much on the nosings for doors etc.
     
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  3. Bonni

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    You can buy 15mm plasterboard.

    If the plasterboard is to go onto stud work, do you just not put the nessecary thickness packers on first before the 12.5mm plasterboard?
     
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  4. 23vc

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    Once skimmed 12.5mm plasterboard will be 15.5 so you’re within 1mm ie not an issue ? Sounds like a complete non issue unless I’ve misunderstood
     
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