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Skimming over old plaster

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by plugy, 26 Aug 2020.

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    We have cut holes on the ceiling to access pipes and electrical wires. We have filled with new plaster board, with a view to over skimming the whole ceiling. What is the best approach just over skim in 2 coats or skim over the plasterboard patches to thicken out as they are 3-5mm shy of the ceiling, then two coats. Enthusiastic DIYer.
    Also should i paint the ceiling with like a grit coat first, i have tried PVA before and not had avlot success, its dry before you start?
     
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  3. whats on the existing ceiling?
     
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    Has been skimmed with board finish
     
  5. it’s 2 coats whatever if you decide to skim .
    if it’s fresh plaster id seal the dust with a weak pva. (really weak). then blue grit and skim. i wouldnt use pva on a ceiling to skim to.
    you can use the grit on a brush in your patched areas to fill them out slightly.
     
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    As some areas patched are around 2ft square, would it be easier to fill in with multi to the original ceiling level, then blue grit all over and 2 coat skim. Sorry noob plasterer.
     
  7. yes it would give you a better result.
    re-tape all the joints again if you know where they are and all the bits you patched in.
     
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