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    Why is plaster peeling off the ceiling around the screws?


    I’ve got swirl patterned ceilings around the house but over the last few months the plaster has started to come off only over the screws that hold the plaster board up (I think its plasterboard underneath?). It has left a few small circular holes dotted around the edges of the ceiling where the screw heads are now visible. Why would this be happening? How can I fix it?

    Asked by Adam on 8th Apr 2020
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    J cairns plastering and taping

    "Could be caused by damp or they haven't used drywall screws. Replace visible screws and fill out."

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    AJ Plasterers

    "This could be due to the plaster being on to thin and along with movement in a ceiling can lead to plaster peeling or falling off"

    Answered on 11th May 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Minworth Plastering

    "Introducing Minworth plasterers
    I am responding to your inquiry. My thoughts on the following matters is the screws in the plaster boards might not be the correct fixings. They should be dry wall screws not any other fixings.
    And all so the plaster could be applied too thin, that's why the plaster is coming of the screws.
    I hope this short information has been some help to your inquiry
    Kind regards,
    Minworth plasterers"

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Fast Construct Ltd

    "The dry liners been used with metal screws then they start rust. I suggest replace them screws with dry line black screws and fill up with filler."

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    GFI Building Solutions

    "this could be from a number of things, like water damage above, movement in the timber joist, the best way would be to use dry wall screws along side the small circular holes and fill and then sand then repaint, however if this get worst over time you might need to think about replacing the ceiling and plastering, hope this helps"

    Answered on 6th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Axiom construction services Ltd

    "The ceiling would have to be knocked off and re boarded and then plastered, number of reasons could be form this, dampness/leak form previous, the plasterboard were not put on correctly which can fall down etc."

    Answered on 17th Jul 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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