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    Plastering or skimming

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    Hi just wondering what would you expect from a proficient plasterer . I mean if it’s skimming a hallway and parts of a kitchen what the process or right way to do it . Do you use bonding agents how do you prepare plaster before you do it ?

    Asked by Fari on 14th Jun 2022
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    Insideout

    "Remove eney lost plaster first then if you have holes deeper than 5mm yous bonding to bring up to level then pva the walls level till tacky then skim with multi finich"

    Answered on 14th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Ryan Daniels plastering services

    "Hi,

    I use Feb bond blue grit, far better than pva. Gives a good key so the plaster sticks very well, be aware though using blue grit it does use up more plaster around 20% more than standard pva. Preparations is simple make sure no loose background or flakey paint no damp etc, mix blue grit well in tub I paint on with a 5 inch masonry paint brush covering the area, cleaning curtains boards etc as I move along, wash the brush once finish, I usually skim the next day when dry but you can in most cases skim in 5 hours time just aslong as its dry. Hope this helps. Ryan"

    Answered on 14th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    DAREX

    "Standard only you have to prepare the walls well to make them clean up the dust. paint with primer twice, then standard plaster"

    Answered on 15th Jun 2022 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
    Cb plastering

    "It all depends on what condition the walls are in, they may need bonding or they might not"

    Answered on 15th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    AW Plastering Solutions

    "Depending on the background . But remove old loose plaster fill in with bonding coat then use plasterers primer (blue grit) then skim over with multi finish after everything is set. Alternatively re board over ."

    Answered on 15th Jun 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    N l plastering

    "Hi ya all walls and ceilings need to be Prepared 1st no wallpaper any holes filled any nails out then 2 coats of PVA then can be plastered"

    Answered on 14th Jun 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Pure plastering & maintenance

    "If the background is really poor then bonding coat would need to be applied other wise pva is appropriate"

    Answered on 14th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    JGW Plastering Service

    "Yes because they will need to have public liability"

    Answered on 16th Jun 2022 - Member since Jul 2016 - report
    Das Building and Garden Landscaping Services.

    "That all depends on the walls or ceiling u are covering if it’s fresh board plaster it if it’s artex scrape the stipples of then unibond it ie, pva glue. If it’s old walls hardvwall or bonding make sure the holes that have fallen out or the louse wall is taken away ie, meaning is if it’s blown louse from of the existing wall then pva ie unibond first so the wall has a key in some case’s score the wall first before any of the processes."

    Answered on 16th Jun 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Aspects Plastering

    "P v a excellent adhesive to break down high suction levels using 2 coats."

    Answered on 23rd Jun 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report

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