tape and joint, scrim, bevelled boards

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Hi all,

ok my diy plastering has always come out with a decent end result. My journey takes longer, sometimes using a different route, but the destination seems to be the same :)
However, do i not like skimming ceilings?! :confused:
My new single floor extension with 12.5° roof (if it makes any diff(?)) is approx. 24sqm. It has 2 velux windows in it, has been insulated and is now ready for 12.5mm boards to go up.
I was gonna get bevelled edged boards in the hope that i could easyfill the valleys, and over the veluxe edged angle beads (feathering out), sand then paint to avoid skimming the whole damn area.

Hiring a pro is not an option (yet) as it will cost me quite a bit i reckon. I'm tempted to have a go myself, but i also have a damaged shoulder which i'm seeing the physio for so that's kind of scuppered my efforts really.

I'd appreciate your thoughts and advice on this please, our budget is sadly tight, so most of the internal build i'm doing myself, i've no problem skimming walls, its just the ceiling i find very daunting.

Thanks for any advice offered. :D
 
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Scrim.....................Taping ;)

A little less cryptic please.
Unless you are implying that they are the same?

I've seen the dryliners who worked at our company use fairly wide white tape then used easy fill over it and feathered out.
Does this differ from using the scrim (which is more of a mesh) tape method?
 
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I've seen the dryliners who worked at our company use fairly wide white tape then used easy fill over it .

that would be ames tape. (taping and filling the joints with fastset then sanding to a smooth finish).

scrim tape is generally used for the bevelled joints in 12.5mm gyproc.when skim coat plastering.
it is also used for joints between ceilings and walls.

fine coat bead or metal tape for external corners. ;)

Hope that clarifys things kjacko.
 
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scrim tape is only used to cover the joints on square edged plasterboard when it is intended to be skimmed! joint tape is used on tapered edge plasterboard when it is intended to be dry lined! if you have already used tapered edge board then you should really dry line it as that is what it is meant for! i have skimmed on tapered edge boards before but if you are not very confident with your skimming abilities i wouldnt recomend it as multi finish should only be applied about 3-5 mm max thickness!
 
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scrim tape is only used to cover the joints on square edged plasterboard.



dont know where you got that idea from...............scrim tape is used unilateraly in the new build industry in scotland my friend.
 
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i was just trying to point out that he shouldnt be using scrim tape on tapered boards as they are meant for dry lining! smartass!!!!!!!!![/quote]
 
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just to reiterate, i was thinking of bevelled edge boards so that i could easyfill the joints and then just paint the ceiling without the need for skimming. I did this in my previous house and it worked fine, but this is a much bigger project with the added complication of velux windows.
 
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Take a fools advice that has been at the game for the past 25 years YOU srim all joints wall and ceiling. If you dont you will keep painters in work for life good on you . :D
 
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