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HardWall 
Hi Paul, I have put a thin layer of hardwall plaster over soft red brick but I couldn't complete the wall on the same day. Its now dried out and needs …

Sand/cement backing coat on thermalite blocks 
Hi Paul I followed your video on how to apply a backing coat. However on thermalite blocks I encountered a lot of problems using sand/cement. (I appreciate …

Plastering around ceiling spots Not rated yet
Hi Paul, I'm about to skim over an painted artex ceiling. I vaguely remember from a plastering course two years ago that I'll need to scrape the bumps …

Plasterboard preparation  Not rated yet
Hi. I am doing a loft conversion / renovation of a few other rooms and have been putting up plasterboard and had a few questions. 1. I really don't …

blown plaster Not rated yet
I'm preparing to skim a room and I've noticed that some of the old plaster has a hollow sound when I tap on it in places like it isn't bonded well to the …

Gaps in Plaster Board Not rated yet
Paul. In preparing for skimming a wall,I have fit plaster boards. This has resulted in gaps of varying depth (up to about 7mm in places between the top …

Volume Not rated yet
Paul. I believe the rule of thumb is that a bag of skim will cover about 11m2 @ 3mm thickness. Is there a equal rule of thumb for say what coverage …

Temperature & Humidity Considerations Not rated yet
Paul. Will soon be skimming the walls in a house that we are renovating. It is currently a shell with no heating (other than a portable electric fire …

Uneven plaster colour tone Not rated yet
Hi Paul My plastering is slow and I think that I fuss too much with the coats, although I am trying to learn to ignore the marks/lines/dips as much as …

Repairing Blown Plaster Not rated yet
Hi, Thank you for these amazing videos. I am plastering a room and have a couple of questions. Part of the wall in an alcove has blown, so I think …

Rough Patches in Skim Not rated yet
Hi Paul I will be plastering my last wall in hall stairs and landing, I keep getting these rough patches in places but I don't recognise them when plastering …

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