filling up large area after removing door

by Rene
(Warrington)

Hi,

I recently removed a door and door posts and put plasterboard to close the gap. Though the existing wall has a very thick layer of plaster on it, so now I am left with a height difference of about 1 centimeter.

What is the best way to make the wall smooth? Can I just fill it all up with plaster taking into account the area is 2 mtr high, 80 centimeter wide and 1 centimeter thick......

Thanks for your help.

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Apr 28, 2015
Plaster thickness
by: Paul

Hi,

The thickness can be made up with a backing coat of 'Bonding Coat' Plaster or if the depth is sufficient - fix another layer of 9mm plasterboard.

If you're using Bonding Coat then there are details here: http://www.diyplastering.co.uk/patching.html


If you're using plasterboard ensure there is sufficient depth for at least 1 mm of finish plaster coverage everywhere. This will allow you to butt some scrim tape up to the edge of the existing plaster to ensure it does not crack.

Paul

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