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Plaster Advice please!

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by KevinRussell, 21 Nov 2016.

  1. KevinRussell

    KevinRussell

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    Hi

    During a recent DIY project I dislodged some plaster. I'd like some advice on how to repair the damage, I've never really plastered so I'd like to take a crack at it myself!

    I believe I need to use Sand/Cement render initially and then skim over it?

    And Advice would be gratefully received.

    Kevin

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    Couple of things:
    There are cracks in the blocks that might have something to do with that patch being loose. Esp. being so close to an opening (a doorway?).
    A wood board appears in the second pic. Whats the purpose of the board?

    What was it previously covered with - gypsum plaster or render (my screen doesn't show it too clear)?
    Is it a solid wall or a cavity wall?
     
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  4. KevinRussell

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    Thanks for the reply. In answer to your questions, The board is a 4x2 frame for a Sliding Door Wardrobe. I need to plaster up to it.
    Cavity wall - block and brick.
    There was a frame there previously, the 4x2 was fixed with Brads which is why the cracks are there I think. The conduit created a week point when I levered the old frame out.

    Regards
    Kevin
     
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    I'd perhaps stick with Bonding and skim rather than Render, should be a little easier if you're new to it.
    Worth securing a strip of EML (expanded metal lath) over the cracked blocks for strength before Bonding.
    Don't forget to pva the blocks - aerated blocks have a lot of suction.
    Worth tidying the edges of the existing with a Stanley knife before you start.
     
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  6. KevinRussell

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    Sounds good - can you recommend Bonding and skim?

    Regards
    Kevin
     
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    In answer to your question -
    Thistle BondingCoat and Multifinish
    http://www.british-gypsum.com/products/plaster-products

    Think you may need to do some more reading up yet from this forum on similar posts to what you want to do.
     
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