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Patching up - am I doing this right ?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by wwwebber, 11 Mar 2019.

  1. wwwebber

    wwwebber

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    Hi, just after some advice on this one. I couldn't get a plasterer in as this job was too small so I had a go myself.....

    After removing wallpaper from around an upstairs window - I found alot of bad cracks and loose plaster so I chipped all of the loose stuff out and was left with some quite deep areas to patch up. The depth went up to around 15mm in places. So I bought some ready mix plaster from screwfix and some relevant tools. I PVAd the area first, left it to go tacky. I think I am right that this should be done in layers ? and I have done 1 layer so far. Do I simply PVA and repeat layers until level ?.

    When level and dry I will sand and seal ready for new wallpaper.

    Cheers.
     
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    You only need 1 pva “layer”, to control the suction and stop it drying out too quick. But if you’ve left it for day(s), give it another coat of pva, finish the plastering, job done.
     
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    All done, some areas needed 4 layers as they were so deep. I PVAd before each layer and then finally sanded and sealed and its now ready for papering. Very pleased with the result. Time consuming but good. In future I will use a deep fill filler first as I wont need to layer it then to avoid sagging etc. Thanks all.
     
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