would you blue grit and skim or overboard this>

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This is on my landing area.

The section in the photo is loose - it used to be around a plug socket. Would you overboard (9mm ok??) or blue grit then skim?
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the whole lot or just the loose bit in the picture?

Is there a safe way to remove it if it has asbestos?
most of the mortar will most likely be loose. can we get a picture of the whole wall?
 
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most of the mortar will most likely be loose. can we get a picture of the whole wall?

Sorry for late reply.
Here is pic of whole wall

I really want to avoid ripping the wall out if I can as I've just finished my new bathroom in the room next door.

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cut the loose out of the bottom then, patch it in with board and neat pva the whole wall . after its dry randomly scrim the wall diagonally all criss crossed.
then blue grit over the whole wall and skim.
 
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cut the loose out of the bottom then, patch it in with board and neat pva the whole wall . after its dry randomly scrim the wall diagonally all criss crossed.
then blue grit over the whole wall and skim.
great thanks for the advice - do i need to scrape off the high points on artex before?
 
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not necessary if your going to grit it anyway..... plus your worried there may be asbestos right?
i’d fit a liner the correct width first , give yourself a nice lip to skim to.
 
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not necessary if your going to grit it anyway..... plus your worried there may be asbestos right?
i’d fit a liner the correct width first , give yourself a nice lip to skim to.

Sorry to sound a bit clueless.

Is liner a plaster bead?

Also, I need to put th door casing back on. Would you install the door casing before prepping walls and skimming, I suppose I can then use the door casing as an edge?
 
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