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Water damaged textured plaster

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by chilscout, 21 Oct 2017.

  1. chilscout

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    Water leak (found and fixed) has damaged plaster on textured ceiling (see image below).

    I’m no plasterer. How should I fix it?

    Could I get some glue behind it and press back to ceiling?

    Blistered plaster is brittle. Not sure if it is plaster or some other substance that might soften (e.g. with heat) to make more malleable.

    Suggestions appreciated.

     
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    chilscout, good evening.

    Several things?

    The damage in your Image is to an Artex finish which has bee retro applied to the plasterboard, or lath and plaster above, but given the pattern of the damage i assume Plasterboard?

    The Artex coating, once so damaged as seen in the image is simply not repairable [sorry about that] no matter what you attempt.

    As an aside? how old is the Artex? question because. some Artex prior to the year 2000 can? contain [White] Asbestos.

    Do you realise that this sort of water damage will be covered under your Home Insurance Policy? under the clause for Escape of water from a fixed domestic installation.

    Ken
     
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    It will be older than 2000.

    I know I am covered, but I don’t like claiming if it’s not necessary. Sounds like I’ll have to though as this is in a large room and likely to cost a fair amount.
     
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    For everyone's info - I contacted a local plasterer and he charged me £50 to REPAIR it. Looks fine

    Insurance policy excess was £350
     
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    Great outcome there!.
     
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