Levelling Plastered and Plasterboarded Surfaces
by Mike Sullivan
Thanks for your advice regards my project, see below.
Okay Mike the main video/info from the site that will help you is: the whole skimming process and Patching (as essentially you have a large patch) -
The side walls and where the picture rail was have had angle corners(with angle beads within)
How can i skim up to a sharp corner without a crack appearing alter on?
I attach a photo of the gap and sidewall.
Thanks Mike Enfield
That actually makes it easier to join to as you have a definite edge to work to. The plaster will stick especially if you apply diluted PVA to the small area that you are plastering up to.
It will only crack if there is movement or the old wooden frame is not properly prepared as previously discussed. The patching/joining page and video in skimming expalains the procedure.
But rest assured, it is good to have a definite edge to work to and if plaster is pushed in firmly and the exposed wood is covered there should be no cracking if there is no movement.