Can see plasterboard joints

Toby250

New Member
Hi everyone, have a few problems with newly plastered walls, I can see the joints in insulated plasterboard and hair line cracks in places what can be done to fix this any advice would be appreciated
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Quinny

Member
Looks like one coat skimming, not a good idea,
Should be 2 coats. PVA it and reskim, scratch it on, lay it down, flatten it, trowel it up,go to the wall 5 times, simple.
 

themucky1

Well-Known Member
Hi everyone, have a few problems with newly plastered walls, I can see the joints in insulated plasterboard and hair line cracks in places what can be done to fix this any advice would be appreciated View attachment 72063 View attachment 72064 View attachment 72065
Hi Toby, look on the bright side at least you don’t need glasses to see the joints in the plasterboard so there’s a positive otherwise that plastering is shite and I like the way the boxes have been cut out too.
 

Toby250

New Member
Looks like one coat skimming, not a good idea,
Should be 2 coats. PVA it and reskim, scratch it on, lay it down, flatten it, trowel it up,go to the wall 5 times, simple.
Would that cause the cracks scrim tape was definitely used?
 

Toby250

New Member
Hi Toby, look on the bright side at least you don’t need glasses to see the joints in the plasterboard so there’s a positive otherwise that plastering is shite and I like the way the boxes have been cut out too.
Bright side ,what’s wrong with the boxes
 

Quinny

Member
Would that cause the cracks scrim tape was definitely used?
In the old days b4 self adhesive scrim, spreads would put a bed of finish on the joints and stick bandage scrim onto the joints, perhaps the silly p##ck is still doing that method.
 

Steve Brown

Well-Known Member
No was done by a pro, the builder who got him to do it insured me it was double skimmed, I’m not convinced that’s why I’ve come here for sound advice
No way that was done by a competent plasterer.
If the same person boarded it then that’s probably the reason it’s hairline cracking, could be a number of reasons incorrectly bonded/tacked etc.
 

Stewie03

Well-Known Member
No danger It’s all right that is, just the glancing light coming through the windows makes it look worse than it is
 

Toby250

New Member
No way that was done by a competent plasterer.
If the same person boarded it then that’s probably the reason it’s hairline cracking, could be a number of reasons incorrectly bonded/tacked etc.
Can’t fault his work in other places just this room, no he didn’t board it but surely if he thought it wasn’t boarded correctly he would of said, it was all fixings no bonding
 
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