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Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Shakesberry45, 4 Mar 2013.

  1. Shakesberry45

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    Can anybody advise?

    This hole in the wall underneath windowsill has appeared after rubbing away at a bitof damp. Looking at the plaster, can anyone tell me whether it contains asbestos? Quite a big hole to have in our bedroom. Would be great to hear from the forum's wisdom.

    Cheers everyone
    Berry


     
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    What makes you think it might contain asbestos?
     
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    I didn't until I saw on here that some walls have asbestos. I thought somebody might be able to give some advice on my hole in the wall. I know nobody can say for certain but a fair minded view would be helpful.
     
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    Well, it looks like plaster skim (a thin one) over brickwork. An expert will be along in a minute.

    When you say this hole "appeared after rubbing away a bit of damp", how hard did you rub?! :eek:
     
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    Paranoid OP is paranoid, lol.

    Just looks like bonding and skim finish to me.
    I have the same 'look' in my bedroom at the moment, which i'm about to fill with one coat.
     
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    Ah yes - I see it is a skim over some thicker plaster...

    Y'see - I knew an expert would be along in a minute!

    When/where/why did walls contain asbestos?
     
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    Thanks for all your reply. You can tell I'm not an expert. People will says 'she's paranoid'. Maybe they are right but lots of links on asbestos say it is in walls. But you say thicker plaster? Could the thicker plaster include asbestos. Thanks again for all your time. Which one is the expert btw?

    Bel
     
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    It's obviously the pinkier board one in worries about
     
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    Him, not me!

    But, unless you create plaster dust by rubbing it down and inhaling the dust, and then only if its the dangerous form, then you won't have a problem even if your wall DOES contain asbestos.
     
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    Surely if it is, it'll be coming into the room from that hole every time I walk past or slam a door by accident
     
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    Just plaster over it and redecorate.
     
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    Moving out in a month. Seems silly to put effort in if its just a wall.

    Can people just tell me what they think? I'm a 22 year old woman with no idea about this stuff.
     
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    Have the buyers seen the hole?! Patch it and re-paint the area.
     
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    Not buyers, rented. I'm more worried about now and the last two months. Anybody know?

    Bel
     
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    It's not asbestos. However, you will have some in the loft.
     
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