Prepping for plasters.

14 Mar 2006
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Essex coast
United Kingdom
Finished a large extension , plasterboard to ceilings and walls . Some square edged, some tapered (insulated board only available tapered edge).
Expect plasterer will scrim and bead before plastering , any thing else which would save time or my money ?
Maybe fill the tapered edge or would plasterer just skim over both types of board.? Rooms are fairly large (lounge is now approx 6m square).
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You'd have to fill tapered edge level you can't just skim it, it's meant for tape and join (easyfill). So if you can fill it and do a decent job then that would theoretically save the plasterer time. Use plaster, finish or bonding or whatever you've got and plasterer can pva and skim
I have easyfill , finished a few areas myself, also tried my hand at plastering small areas, need more practice.
I was thinking of filling the tapered edges, just wanted to make I wasn't going to hinder the plasterers.
Any point filling damage or wider gaps ,not all the board to ceiling mating is perfect as parts of the build was replacing existing ceiling etc which was originally a bit wayward.There is only one original wall to re-plaster which I have a tub of pre-grit for.
Thanks for the advice.
If I was skimming it then I'd be fine skimming over what you describe but I'd probably give a disclaimer saying I'd have used bonding to fill the bigger gaps rather than easyfill just incase there were any issues. Make sure you scrim any joins first
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Do not fill the joints or patch the plasterboard.
Let the plasterer decide how to prepare the walls .
Any work you do will alter the suction and or disguise the condition
of the plasterboard .
You would be better off leaving the plasterboard as it is ,easier for you
and the plasterer.

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