How to remove filler (polyfilla) from wall

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  1. motrcycleboy

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    Hi

    Does anybody know what is the best way to remove Polyfilla from a wall. I tried to cover a large area with polyfilla but it looks really bad, and now I'm not sure how I can get rid of it, other than sanding the whole area. Needless to say it has set hard as I did this bad job a couple of weeks back.I want to get rid of the filler and try again with plaster.

    Many thanks for any help

    John
     
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    Apart from sanding down, that's it. Get the sander out, put a mask on, and give it a go.... or,, you could get it skimmed if it's that bad. Let us know how you get on.

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    Thanks for the advice. I thought I would have to sand it. I'm not sure what you mean by having it skimmed though.
     
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    If the surface of your wall was too bad, and there was a lot of repairs/filling to be done, you can get the wall "skimmed" by a plasterer. This would involve checking that the old surface is sound and clean,, putting on a bonding agent (pva), and then plastering/skimming the wall/s with 2 coats of smooth finishing plaster, ready to paint once it has dried out.

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