What's the best type of filler to cover foam insulation surrounding windows?

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Hi,
I’m redecorating a room and am new to all this. Around the window, there appears to be a foam-like surround, which has been plastered over and painted. There are now pits in this plaster (probably as the foam is spnongey underneath and kids lived here before I moved in and pushed against it), and some has come away, exposing the foam underneath. What’s the best way for me to rectify this? Do I need it replastered, or can I use a particular type of filler and sand it and paint over? Any advice about fillers welcome - thanks.
 

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As long as it’s not soft to the touch. A patching plaster readimix will work
 
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Hi,
I’m redecorating a room and am new to all this. Around the window, there appears to be a foam-like surround, which has been plastered over and painted. There are now pits in this plaster (probably as the foam is spnongey underneath and kids lived here before I moved in and pushed against it), and some has come away, exposing the foam underneath. What’s the best way for me to rectify this? Do I need it replastered, or can I use a particular type of filler and sand it and paint over? Any advice about fillers welcome - thanks.
It looks like you have got a lot of damaged areas. Using good quality spackling would help. Make sure you sand the surface before using spackling. Make sure you follow the instructions to the letter for the spackling. After drying, sand the surface and then paint over.
 

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