Plastering up to an umbeaded corner

10 Dec 2008
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I am looking for some advice when it comes to skimming a wall up to an unbeaded corner.

I am putting a new skim of plaster on my dining room wall, but the problem i have is the arch between the dining room and kitchen also needs a skim of plaster, but the kitchen wall does not. I do not want to use a skimming bead on the arch / kitchen wall corner. What would be the best way to finish the wall without the beading to get a nice sharp edge?


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When you skim a wall to an unbeaded corner, feather the skim away to nothing at the corner. Any thicker than nothing, on an unbeaded corner and it will chip......if that makes sense...If it's a plasterboard wall, chances are it will have a corner tape on it anyway, so it will have a little protection... Don't forget to use pva on the wall before you skim.

another way would be to fix some kind of batton to the edge of the wall wich pretrudes 3/4 mm from the wall and then skim to it and remove afterwards but as roughcaster mentioned it will be very easy to damage as there is no bead to strengthen it! you could always use a stop bead that way you wouldnt need to skim the other wall and if its going round an arch you can get flexible beads!
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you can get stop beads from the same place you would get angle beads, any builders merchants such as bradfords, it is just a bead you can use to put a stop in your plaster without reurning it around a wall or reveal

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