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New skim patch fell off the wall! Patch up ok?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by BeigeM, 17 Feb 2014.

  1. BeigeM

    BeigeM

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    Hi,

    Just had a job done and it's not turning out well, so looking for some opinions/advice about what to do.

    Plastering job included skimming one of the bedroom walls, as well as boarding & skimming ceiling.

    It looked ok, but when I was applying the mist coat the plaster started to come away from the wall. Plasterer came back and (easily) pulled a large circle off. The painted round all the edges with PVA and came back the next day to plaster in the patch.

    http://media.diynot.com/216000_215395_73419_65193080_thumb.jpg
    http://media.diynot.com/216000_215395_73420_67161476_thumb.jpg

    Question 1 - Is this satisfactory? Is the quality of finish going to suffer?

    Upon his advice I lightly sanded down around the patch and have applied 1 mist coats. It seems like there is a fair amount of exposed PVA on the wall now and the paint is not covering it well. I'm also starting to get uneven patches - some with a solid coat of paint and some still looking dirty.

    http://media.diynot.com/216000_215395_73421_25136794_thumb.jpg

    Question 2 - Any advice? Should I worry about it?


    Feel like I've paid a small fortune for this little job and I though I was paying to get an excellent finish - downflated at the moment :(.

    If anyone has any useful opinions or advice I'd be really grateful. Thanks.
     
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  3. Alastairreid

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    He should have re-skimmed the whole wall!

    You will always see the patch.
     
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  4. roughcaster

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    A terrible job!!!
    It amazes me how a so called "plasterer" can do a job,, a really simple job,, that falls to bits when it's painted. As Alastair said, you'll always see that patch, and he should have re-done the whole wall.
    You probably employed some chancer that went on a weeks course, then calls himself a "plasterer". You've probably paid him by now, but i'd still tell him what you think of his work. These people make me sick. :mad:
     
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