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Large area in 2 halves/join

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Kevca, 15 Feb 2019.

  1. Kevca

    Kevca

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    I'm going to be doing a few 14 m2 high artex ceilings next week and i'm looking for some clear detailed guides on how to do them in two halves, there is suprisingly little on the net about this, no youtube videos, no articles, just a few lacking mentions in forums.

    I've heard of the scrim meathod and the stop bead method but still have questions about both.

    I'd appriciate it if anyone could talk me through these,answer questions or share links if you have any.

    Remember these are artex ceilings so will require a layer of bonding before skim.

    Thanks
     
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    What’s your proposed method?
    There’s no magic formula, and loads of ways to do it, but the only bit that really matters is your ability to feather in the join on the 2nd half. Even if you do a cracking job of that, the join can always still be seen under certain light conditions.
     
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    Hi use the scrim method the stop bead method leaves unnatural edges scrim up half the ceiling and just skim to the scrim tape then flatten it in and let it firm up a bit then pull the scrim tape off trowel up then move on to the other half nothing to it really, if you look in my albums you will see a 100m2 ceiling I skimmed I cut it into 4 hits you will see the stages I done good luck
     
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