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WBA or PVA ?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by filthyturk, 23 Mar 2012.

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    Hi, has anyone skimmed/bonded over painted internal roughcast Walls? Should I Use bonding agent or PVA?
     
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    Due to grip surface area you'd probably get by with PVA, but technically WBA would be better.
     
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    Thanks for that. I know it'll be more cost, but hey ho, peace of mind and all that.
     
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    As joe says, you may have enough of a physical key anyway. I would advise making sure any loose stuff is taken off first, and you may have a couple of high spots that need taking back.

    Suction is more of an issue if you have a good existing key
     
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    gonna give the walls the once over with a floor scraper, then probably get some wickes stuff. Ive heard blue grit and plasprime are pretty good and work out about £5 dearer than wickes stuff. The thistle stuff ive seen for £50 a tub, so bit too pricey
     
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    Are you doing this job yourself FTurk, or you getting someone in?
     
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    Think I seen in the latest tradepoint catalogue that bond it was around the £37 mark. Not too bad but WBA still a lot cheaper
     
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    Be doing it myself. Have 3 bedrooms to do, one has wallpaper but I can only assume that will be the same finish when I strip it off. I have looked into the WBA V PVA question and find more people use bonding agent and say it ultimately gives a better base, less cracking, more chance of staying on etc. I do realise that it is used mainly for iffy backgrounds, but as a novice, I think I would prefer to use it even though it will cost more IMHO. I also have a hell of a lot of artex ceilings to do and am looking into overboarding costs V buying a load of bondong agent.
     
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