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Uneven Plaster and Stair Stringer

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by StEng24, 24 Oct 2016.

  1. StEng24

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    So I had the hall, stairs and landing skimmed earlier this year and I am getting to the decorating stage.

    I noticed a couple of things where the plaster meets the stringer... the plaster/wall isn't parallel to the stringer and the plaster close to the stringer is quite bumpy/poor. I am trying to hide the variation as much as possible.

    I feel like quadrant isn't the best solution as it will not be parallel to the stringer and will require a lot of filling between itself and the wall where the profile of the wall varies a lot.

    Shall I just scrap away/sand fill the plaster so it is at least smooth and then caulk the joint?

    Some bits of the plaster are so bumpy they need scraping back with a chisel..
     
  2. Nige F

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    That's all you can do - have you got a power sander that takes ali. oxide paper off a roll ? ( half sheet orbital sander) that will do the job run along the wall against the stringer - even better one with dust extraction into your hoover.
     
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    Thanks Nige F

    I have a roll of super fine plaster sandpaper (not sure if it's Ali Oxide) but the only power sander I have is a B&D mouse. I do have a manual sander which holds strips of paper so I could use that?
     
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    Yes you could use the manual sander - just a bit more elbow grease;)
     
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