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    Ceiling plaster falling off


    I have just had a kitchen ceiling plastered and sections have fallen down what is the best way to repair the ceiling?

    Asked by Ian on 15th Sep 2020
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    Mackenzie Plastering

    "You have to find out why this happened first, this will determine what way it can be fixed"

    Answered on 25th Sep 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "This obviously should not have happened, the only way is to reskin the plaster but use a good 50/50 of PVA mix before application of plaster skim"

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Liverpool plastering duo

    "Probably down to the plasterer not using PVA first or has probably used PVA watered down to many times, get it hacked off because it will probably fall down soon enough, blue grit it then replastered. I know it’s not ideal for yourself because of the extra costs but you need to hire a professional.."

    Answered on 19th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    C1 Plasters

    "If the Ceiling was artex that is were the problem is as plaster will not key to artex with out a few stages to be carried out 1st, If any paper on the ceiling was left on there that would also make it drop hope this helps."

    Answered on 17th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Plastering Local

    "You will definitely have to find out why this happened in the first place, when that is established this will determine what needs to be done to rectify the area."

    Answered on 3rd Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Yorkshire Builders Limited

    "Sadly a lot of plasterers do not PVA or use a product called blue grit, these stop the moisture in the new plaster being absorbed too quickly and the blue grit does that and also gives a key if its a smooth surface. You don't say the extent of the new plaster failing, so it is not easy trying to advise without exact details. If its just small sections use a smooth filler, If the plaster is laminating in places, it may need to be scraped off, then PVA/blue-grit applied and then have the job re-plastered, the next time following the above you will have a finished job that will last."

    Answered on 17th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    SJH Plastering Cont.& Property Maint. Services

    "23-11 Get your money refunded, then employ a proper tradesman to do the job!.. :----- ))"

    Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Ts plastering

    "Over board your ceiling then tape and skim most times it’s best to board kitchen ceilings rather than just skim as they get grease on them of cooking"

    Answered on 8th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Jlown building

    "If that is happening to freshly plastered ceiling the best thing you can do is contact the man that done it. It really all needs taking down, and when doing the job the man did not unbond it properly"

    Answered on 4th Oct 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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