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Removed wall between toilet&bathroom- plastering advice

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by rich3422, 9 Oct 2009.

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  1. rich3422


    15 Sep 2009
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    West Midlands
    United Kingdom

    I wonder if anyone could offer me any advice on a couple of queries please, in relation to preparing for a plasterer?

    I have just removed a partition wall between a small toilet and bathroom. This is my first DIY job I have done like this and really enjoyed it.

    The wall came down relatively easily with a small chisel and lump hammer and advice from the building section on here - thanks.

    1) The wall was non-load bearing. Prior to removing the wall I made an incision in the plaster on all adjoining walls to prevent unecessary damage. Where the removed wall met the ceiling you can see the plaster board running across the ceiling in good condition, however, there is obviously now a gap in the old layer of 'skimmed plaster'. Currently, where this old skimmed plaster ends (where I cut it) it is straight, but rough and has bits of plaster tape in it. Can this gap be filled / skimmed by a plasterer? Or do I need to prepare it in some other way? Presumably I need to remove all of the old plaster tape?

    2) I am building a stud wall to block up the old toilet door, and where false wall was (above the toilet door), I have a similar issue to the first question i.e. again I can see the plaster board in good condition on the ceiling, but there is a gap in the skimmed plaster which is straight, but rough and has plaster tape in it - this is on the side of the landing ceiling and bathroom ceiling. When I have built the stud wall I will need to have this gap ?filled and ?skimmed over. Do I need to prepare this in some way, such as removing more of the old plaster and tape, etc.

    Sorry for the lengthy post! Any advice greatly appreciated!
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