Board finish

Shamrock78

Active Member
Hi guys

any ideas about using board finish on walls/ceilings?
80% cold water, 20% hot water(from a kettle) in a small bucket, empty the contents from the bag slowly into the bucket, leave for 20 minutes. Scrim all the joints, go back and mix the powder with a whisk. Then 1 coat @ 15mm or 2 coats @ 7.5mm. Loads of water as it dries and finish with a scratcher. Apply paint in 3 weeks. Job done :maraca:
 

Fatarm

Trainee mod
Just pre treat the walls and ceiling with a layer of plasterboard first (y) then skim away as normal.
 

DanM22

New Member
80% cold water, 20% hot water(from a kettle) in a small bucket, empty the contents from the bag slowly into the bucket, leave for 20 minutes. Scrim all the joints, go back and mix the powder with a whisk. Then 1 coat @ 15mm or 2 coats @ 7.5mm. Loads of water as it dries and finish with a scratcher. Apply paint in 3 weeks. Job done :maraca:
I meant pre-existing walls & ceilings... basically just use as multi
 

DanM22

New Member
use it on any low suction background . It isn't just for boards . I await your next question about how to prep a wall for re'skimming . :endesacuerdo:
use it on any low suction background . It isn't just for boards . I await your next question about how to prep a wall for re'skimming . :endesacuerdo:

I’ve been in this game a long time mate . I’ve only used BF twice about 15 yrs ago on board work . Client sourced materials. I always just use multi so I was asking a legitimate question . No need to be chippy pal
 

beader

Private Member
I’ve been in this game a long time mate . I’ve only used BF twice about 15 yrs ago on board work . Client sourced materials. I always just use multi so I was asking a legitimate question . No need to be chippy pal
If as you say you have been in the trade along time then why did you ask such a dumb question ? Finish is all the same its just one is for high suction and one is for low suction . If you have to use board finish on a re'skim just make sure that when you prep you kill any high suction areas . Part of being a good spread is understanding the materials you have to use and the surfaces they have to be applied to . Basics. ..............Just saying.
 

John j

Mono Don
If as you say you have been in the trade along time then why did you ask such a dumb question ? Finish is all the same its just one is for high suction and one is for low suction . If you have to use board finish on a re'skim just make sure that when you prep you kill any high suction areas . Part of being a good spread is understanding the materials you have to use and the surfaces they have to be applied to . Basics. ..............Just saying.
So what would you use for prep mate
 

DanM22

New Member
If as you say you have been in the trade along time then why did you ask such a dumb question ? Finish is all the same its just one is for high suction and one is for low suction . If you have to use board finish on a re'skim just make sure that when you prep you kill any high suction areas . Part of being a good spread is understanding the materials you have to use and the surfaces they have to be applied to . Basics. ..............Just saying.
As I said I’ve only used BF on 2 hits 15 yrs ago on board as it’s designed for. Only only ever use multi on everything I skim over. BF is not a product I know as I don’t use it. It was a very straight forward question. I didn’t want any comeback if it failed later on . Thanks chippy
 
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