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New plaster but damp issue which paint to use

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by sparkyshark, 6 Aug 2020.

  1. ted456

    ted456

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    Typically, back to back terraced housing would have had a main sewer running down any back entry or alley, midpoint between the backs.
    Finding manholes and investigating will help you. Go to the nearest street or road and if possible work back from the street manhole.
     
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  3. sparkyshark

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    I didn't get much joy with a post in the builders forum last night. Hopefully I'll get something back from this.

    Today I stripped some of the paint and cleaned up the wall. I have limited time at the moment due to work so I go along when i can.
    I also got the heat gun out to help dry some of those bricks. Tomorrow, I'm hoping to strip the plaster where the paint stops peeling. That's going to be a biggish job as I have to deal with the internal partition wall as well as the facing wall.

    What i did notice however after cleaning the wall, at some point it looks like they had some damp proofing done, and I can also see a damp proof cause where the air brick is. Just a shame the damp people didn't fix the root cause as you previously mentioned in an earlier post.

    Once i'm done I really need to know how to deal with the finishing i.e. render the outside, if so with what? I'll also be getting a plasterer in to patch up the area that i'll strip down, but again what should they do internally as i'll need to make sure they can do it?

    Or do I need a specialist damp person to come in and have a look, though i suspect we'll be okay once the new gully goes in. Cheers

    Ignore the temp gully fix.

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  4. sparkyshark

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    Internal kitchen Wall now stripped, I went over it with a wire brush drill attachment. I hope that’s enough height wise? There wasn’t any noticeable salt deposits or paint peeling At that height.

    The walls appear to be dry which is good news.

    A Plasterer is going to check it out, but he mentioned cement with some waterproofing solution silca or something on the phone. I recall ted456 mentioning not to cement it...

    Near the pipe work it’s going to be difficult to remove the plaster in that section - will that suffice?
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    Cheers,
    Sparky
     
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