bonding the taper?

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spark2010

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Hi

I was asked to do a job this week.. the ceiling is boarded with 8x4 12.5mm duplex plasterboard
which is vapourshield. It is all tapered edge. When I skim it in the normal 2 coat fashion, what about
the taper? Should i fill it with bonding level off, let dry then skim the ceiling?

or just skim over in normal way...

Thanks
 

Freerider

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you shouldnt need to fill the tapers mate, I never do and it never caused a problem if skimmed properly, however if you want to fill the tapers it can only do good more than not!
 

oasis

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i find taper joint crack ofter when filled and toped with skim..

just been back aon a few jobs by me AND other and a few crack.. thick skim on a joint maybe.
 

flynnyman

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oasis said:
i find taper joint crack ofter when filled and toped with skim..

just been back aon a few jobs by me AND other and a few crack.. thick skim on a joint maybe.

Nothing to do with the boards mate and thats a defo like everyone said fill out the joints with the finish then skim as normal.
 
I fill them out first then skim... as monk said

do you guys scrim them up as well then?




































Joke...

Danny
 
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RemovedMonkey

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yep me too just fill them in then skim as norm
now most the time im skrimming the joints then skimming
??? try tape and jointing ???
 

edward777

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spark2010 said:
Hi

I was asked to do a job this week.. the ceiling is boarded with 8x4 12.5mm duplex plasterboard
which is vapourshield. It is all tapered edge. When I skim it in the normal 2 coat fashion, what about
the taper? Should i fill it with bonding level off, let dry then skim the ceiling?

or just skim over in normal way...

Thanks

Ive recently done a coffeshop ceiling included , the ceiling alone was aprox 100 sq/m all border with tapered edge and walls were the same .
Ive just used selfadhesive scrimmtape for the joints and just skimmed in one go .
I guess if u fill the joints first it will make it a bit easyer for u as u dont have to mix as much plaster other than that i dont really see other advantages.
 

Nisus

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Was thinking the same thing kebab!
Bet they don't even sponge it up before trowelling aswell :-\ tut tut
 

Nisus

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They say sponging is for one coat plaster,
well i do put one coat of plaster on :)
Do things properly or don't do them at all ffs :-\
 

church

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if i was on site i think i would fill in first then go over the lot , if i was doing my own house i would pay another couple of quid and use the right boards for the job
 
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