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Wall skim but small rough patch

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Phil_h, 29 Sep 2008.

  1. Phil_h

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    We have a had a bedroom skimmed but in one wall there is a small 2cm sq area which was not polished very well. Is a little rough, think the plasterer just missed polishing that bit.

    How can we repair this?
     
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    Once the whole wall is dry and you've given it a mist coat a bit of fine surface filler will resolve it. Then rub down the filled area lightly, mist coad the repaired area and allow to dry. You're now ready for your two coats of paint.
     
  4. Phil_h

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    thanks mobileman.

    Will Easi-Fill (never used it yet) be good to use for this or better of with a fine polyfilla?
     
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    No worries.

    There is nothing better than Easi-Fill for the job. Dries quickly and nice and easy to sand.

    Nver use polyfilla. Ever. Horrible stuff.

    Once you've misted the plasterwork you may notice further imperfections here and there - just do the same with them. If you want to be a real perfectionist the once the mist coat has gone on look along the walls from an angle, preferably with a source of light at the other end of the wall to highlight trowel marks etc
     
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    Maybe best not to do that; it's the hardest test of all & can make even the very best plaster work look like the moon surface! :LOL:
     
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    That's very true what Richard said,,,,,, you'll open up a can of worms and see things you would never see in ordinary light..... You will probably even see the areas that you touched up with Easi Fill too. :eek: Only do the bits that catch your eye, the rest you will never notice.

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    This is what i do but i'm a plasterer and i used to be a making good hand on site (not alot of making good needs to be done on my walls (normally...HAha))
     
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    So do ya think we don't! :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks everyone, greatly appreciated !....Easi-Fill worked a treat!

    Just a quick question why do you do a mist coat first before using Easi-Fill?

    Is it just that it helps so spot any imperfections better or something else?
     
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    It'll do both..... A mist coat will highlight any imperfections, and will also seal the wall, and reduce the suction, so you can patch with the likes of Easi Fill etc. and you can remove any excess more easily,,,,,, without it, the excess would suck into the plaster and be harder to remove.... The main purpose of a mist coat though,is to prepare walls/ceilings for emulsioning.

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    i am a joiner for 13 years ,and i also can plaster very well ,why havnt i heard of a mist coat??? .and cannot you just dry trowel the small rough part instead of filling ?
     
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    A mist coat is normally that a job a painter would do. It is a term used for sealing a newly plastered surface with a thinned down coat of emulsion....... It would be easier to repair the small blemishes in the plaster the way others have mentioned on here, rather than to dry trowel. :confused: The job should have been done right in the first place.

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    thanks RC.ure right though shold be done right first time .ive been told my plaster when dry feels as smooth as glass and u can see a reflection in it:)
     
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    You old smoothie you... ;)

    Roughcaster.
     
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    ll m8 ime 30 tht aint old :)
     
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