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Old Kitchen Room to office - walls are bad

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by BuggBairn, 15 Aug 2019.

  1. BuggBairn

    BuggBairn

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    Thoughts and opinions on how I should tidy up the walls of our former Kitchen?

    This room no longer houses our cooking/eating activities, I've stripped most of it out and intend to convert it into a day room/office for my wife.

    The walls are mostly brick with about 15mm plaster on surface. They have been well roughed up with cable runs and old tiling etc.

    I intend to tidy up and relocate a lot of the sockets.

    Should I
    1. relocate sockets/switches then have the whole lot skimmed

    2. Do electrical work then dot + dab plasterboard all over the offending mess

    3. Consider something else?
     
  2. sparkwright

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    No 1.

    No point dot and dabbing - you'd only need to skim that as well. Besides, it makes the room smaller.
     
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    Agreed, number 1.

    Strip the wallpaper and buy a bag of hardwall (base coat plaster). Use the hardwall to fill the chases and holes from the old back boxes before the plasterer comes.
     
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