plastering and rendering on wood

I'm just wondering if you can plaster and render over wood. I have an exposed wooden lintel above a window that needs rendering on and wood around an open plan doorway that's been removed that would ideally be plastered on.

What would i need to plaster. render on the 2 areas? Is there something i can put over so the plaster/render with attach to?


Asked by Michael on 16th Dec 2020
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"You can either put expanded metal lathing on it or if it’s internal & being plastered!! Plasterboard it & render into it make sure to scrim joints before skimming."
Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"My advicebwould be screw or nail some wire mesh over the wooden lintel or chicken wire then you can apply a scratch coat of sand and cement render , then a top finish coat , that’s the only way you can apply anything without it cracking , thanks Neil poulston"
Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
"Hi sorry no you can't render on wood you need to go back to block or brick on internal work then board or float and set base coat and multi finish
Regards mark b
Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"You can as long as you mesh the whole wooded area I sometimes use an angle bead I hammer it flat and make sure you screw or nail down firmly then plaster"
Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Feb 2017 - report
"Hi you can use EML /Expanding metal larvae use galvanised nails you can get it in sheets or on a role depending on how much you need but wear gloves as it is really sharp and use tin snips to cut it the nails should be placed about 350/400 mm apart hope this helps"
Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
"Hello.. you can’t render or plaster direct on to the wood, you would need to wire mesh over the area. And then render it"
Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Can’t plaster over wood you would need to fix a board to it"
Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
"Because wood will swell and shrink slightly it is not a good idea to plaster or render directly
best to board over with plasterboard or cement board first
Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Hi ,yes cover the wooden areas in expanded metal mesh then simply render, and skim over or plasterboard the wood, render to that then scrim the joints and skim."
Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"You can put a metal mesh over the wood to render over which would aid in the render to stick to.
To plaster over wood you would need to plasterboard over the wood or again use a metal mesh and bond then skim that area."
Answered on 6th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
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