1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Uneven filler

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by joec1985, 3 Feb 2017.

  1. joec1985

    joec1985

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2016
    Messages:
    187
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I had some downlighters installed and there is an unsightly patch left where the original light was. It feels spongy so when trying to sand it makes no difference. This was done 1 week ago. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Notadecor8ter

    Notadecor8ter

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    223
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    How did you patch the hole up?
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. joec1985

    joec1985

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2016
    Messages:
    187
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi it wasn't me it was the spark. He said he used decorators chaulk.
     
    Last edited: 3 Feb 2017
  5. TonyW2

    TonyW2

    Joined:
    24 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    784
    Thanks Received:
    75
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Brilliant choice---it does not set hard.
    You need a bit of plaster board to fill the hole. If possible screw it to a joist where the original fitting was fixed. If no support available, yYou need a piece of plaster board as wide as the hole to fill, and a bit longer. Affix a string tail, apply plaster and insert it into and across the hole;use string to pull it down. You can then fill with filler or plaster.
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. Robbie uk

    Robbie uk

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2007
    Messages:
    2,059
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Typical Spark, wish they would leave well alone and concentrate on their own job of making a mess for everyone else !!
     
  8. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page