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Repairing lime plaster?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Adam5555, 11 Oct 2020.

  1. Adam5555

    Adam5555

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    Good evening,

    I’m in the process of refurbishing one of our bedrooms after taking out a dividing partition that formed a walk in wardrobe and as part of that I’m renewing all the skirtings and picture rails.

    I’m fairly sure the plaster is lime plaster - photo attached, house is 1920’s. Am I correct in my assumption...?

    Unsurprisingly when I remove the nails holding it in place they tend to pull out a great chunk of plaster, sometimes back to the brickwork (see photo).

    Mostly the damage at low level will be behind new 7” skirting so I was going to do what I’ve done in other rooms and pack out with timber to fix the skirtings to and then just fill any areas where the damage extends over the skirting.

    Behind the picture rail I was just going to use some ‘deep hole filler’ but my question is if this is lime plaster should I be using a particular filler or even plaster for the deep holes? I’m going to put lining paper up afterwards.

    Thanks in advance.

    Adam
     

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  3. bennymultifinish

    bennymultifinish

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    any filler will do , they’re small areas. looks like lime plaster with animal hair in .
     
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