PLASTERBOARD JOINTS - CAN SEALANTS BE USED?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by RONCHAM, 10 Dec 2015.

  1. RONCHAM

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    Hi -

    Much as I admire traditional methods and the plasterer's art and skill, why is it none of the 101 different sealants are suitable for sealing plasterboard joints - if the board is to be subsequently wallpapered?? Almost all such sealants are flexible, which I thought was the most important requirement.

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    Probably because the finish would be inconsistent, and stick out like a sore thumb.

    What's wrong with scrim tape and filler?
     
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    Nothing at all, and I appreciate it's the correct method. But I'm none too confident about my ability to get a decent fine feathered edge either side of the joints - and I understand there are vast clouds of dust when these are sanded down. I also imagined a lining paper plus wallpaper might hide a less than perfect sealant joint.

    Thanks for your reply.

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