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    How to plaster/cover mdf shelf



    We are renovating and had a chimney breast built from plaster board this houses our TV and below it a rectangle recessed shelf. The problem is the base of the shelf was made from mdf (my dad thought it would make it more stirdy) problem is, the plasterer was then unable to skim it so we now have a fully plastered chimney but the internal shelf has an exposed mdf base. The opening (front edge) has the plasterers metal trim on show so we can't just paint the wood to match.

    I'm now trying to work out what to do to cover it up do I buy a slim piece of wood or plaster board and stick it on top? I'm worried that will look weird?

    I'm worried the exposed edge will look messy.

    I have also read that you can put down some sort of mesh to enable you to plaster on top of wood but not found much info about this so not sure if it's a good option.

    Thanks in advance for your advice. Wish I could attach a picture as I'm sure it's quite hard to picture.


    Asked by Siobhan on 12th Jul 2021
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    Mackenzie Plastering

    "Re- plasterboard all of the MDF base attach thin coat plaster beads to exposed edges and re-skim. hope this helps."

    Answered on 1st Aug 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report plastering

    "Put plasterboard on top of it then use a stop gap bead on the edge will give a clean finish."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    DPD Plastering

    "Hi just screw plasterboard to the mdf put 2 angle beads across the front and skim the plasterboard. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2018 - report

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