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Skim wall using easifill

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Jupiter01, 7 Jun 2020.

  1. Jupiter01

    Jupiter01

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    I wholly expect that this subject has already filled some of you with horror and disgust.

    Let me explain...

    I’ve got these walls that I’ve ripped painted wallpaper off. The walls require some attention prior to painting - as seen in the pics.

    I’ve never done any skimming but have used easifill across reasonably large areas. I’ve applied this using my 12” jointing knife.

    I’ve come across videos similar to this and am wondering if I can adopt this approach in my situation:


    I hope you understand why I am proposing this. I look forward to your responses.
     

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  3. everybody would be doing it.
    he’s using an american product on damaged flat plasterboard surfaces.
    if you get those results with easifill and no sanding on your uneven mortar walls you could make a fortune in this country.
    why not pick a wall and try !
     
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  4. Jupiter01

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    For the benefit of others, I have now used easifill on 3 different rooms and achieved very satisfying results. It's required 3 coats on each occasion and because it smooths out so well, very little sanding was required. Here are some pics.

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    As a reminder, the chimney breast in the above picture looked like this prior to applying easifill.
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    I got the occasional bubbling for some reason. I popped it and recoated with easifill. I also used a very thin coat of easifil as my final coat and this had a very smoothing effect.
    Happy to answer any questions that may help others.
     
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  5. tidy job, how many bags for 3 rooms?
     
  6. Jupiter01

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    hmmm...
    around 15KG if I recall correctly. I am now curious as to whether plastering would have been even easier and I am just running scared because I've never done it!
     
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  8. so you boarded the whole chimney breast ? or just the opening ?
    you didnt want to vent it?
     
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    I boarded the damaged section and then blended it all in using easifill. I also fitted beading on the external corners of the chimney breast.
    What do you mean by venting?
     
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    If you block up a chimney you should really:- Get it swept thoroughly to help prevent leaching and acid formation, Check it has a rain/bird guard/cowel at the top, fit a vent where it was blocked to allow air to circulate up it. You might not have any problems if you don't but you might also end up with it becoming a wet soot chamber. Mine had around 40 kilos of wet soot behind when I re-discovered it and re-opened it for a wood burning stove.
     
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    This looks fab. 15kg of Easifill for all the walls and it's 3 coats each. That's not expansive at all. Did you also seal with Gardz like the video?
     
  12. Jupiter01

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    I didn't use Gardz with the above.
     
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