Fixing Expanded Metal Lath; Also sealing a wall with PVA prior to Plastering

polybear

New Member
Hi all,
I'm prepping a kitchen for re-plastering (by a Pro - I've seen enough to know that Plastering is Black Magic :LOL: )
One of the walls is down to brickwork and I've been advised by a Builder friend to fix metal lath around the door frame to help stop cracking of the plaster - I'm looking at this stuff:
In an ideal world I'd like to secure it with plugs, screws & washers rather than clout nails, but can find no suitable fixings that are Galvanised - any thoughts/suppliers please? As regards wiring the mesh overlaps I'm planning on using 1mm galvanised wire - does this need to be anything special or will simple wire that meets that description suit?

Also, I'm inclined to seal all walls with Bostik Cementone PVA 1:5 prior to the Plasterer working his magic (no doubt he'll apply a stronger bonding coat). Is this ok?

Many thanks
Brian
 

bof

Well-Known Member
Hi all,
I'm prepping a kitchen for re-plastering (by a Pro - I've seen enough to know that Plastering is Black Magic :LOL: )
One of the walls is down to brickwork and I've been advised by a Builder friend to fix metal lath around the door frame to help stop cracking of the plaster - I'm looking at this stuff:
In an ideal world I'd like to secure it with plugs, screws & washers rather than clout nails, but can find no suitable fixings that are Galvanised - any thoughts/suppliers please? As regards wiring the mesh overlaps I'm planning on using 1mm galvanised wire - does this need to be anything special or will simple wire that meets that description suit?

Also, I'm inclined to seal all walls with Bostik Cementone PVA 1:5 prior to the Plasterer working his magic (no doubt he'll apply a stronger bonding coat). Is this ok?

Many thanks
Brian
Is your friend taking responsibility for the plastering work lol
 

zombie

Private Member
Hi all,
I'm prepping a kitchen for re-plastering (by a Pro - I've seen enough to know that Plastering is Black Magic :LOL: )
One of the walls is down to brickwork and I've been advised by a Builder friend to fix metal lath around the door frame to help stop cracking of the plaster - I'm looking at this stuff:
In an ideal world I'd like to secure it with plugs, screws & washers rather than clout nails, but can find no suitable fixings that are Galvanised - any thoughts/suppliers please? As regards wiring the mesh overlaps I'm planning on using 1mm galvanised wire - does this need to be anything special or will simple wire that meets that description suit?

Also, I'm inclined to seal all walls with Bostik Cementone PVA 1:5 prior to the Plasterer working his magic (no doubt he'll apply a stronger bonding coat). Is this ok?

Many thanks
Brian

Pay the plasterer to do the prep work
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Hi all,
I'm prepping a kitchen for re-plastering (by a Pro - I've seen enough to know that Plastering is Black Magic :LOL: )
One of the walls is down to brickwork and I've been advised by a Builder friend to fix metal lath around the door frame to help stop cracking of the plaster - I'm looking at this stuff:
In an ideal world I'd like to secure it with plugs, screws & washers rather than clout nails, but can find no suitable fixings that are Galvanised - any thoughts/suppliers please? As regards wiring the mesh overlaps I'm planning on using 1mm galvanised wire - does this need to be anything special or will simple wire that meets that description suit?

Also, I'm inclined to seal all walls with Bostik Cementone PVA 1:5 prior to the Plasterer working his magic (no doubt he'll apply a stronger bonding coat). Is this ok?

Many thanks
Brian

photos. Lots of photos.
 

Task

New Member
Just leave it to the plasterer mate. How much are you hoping to save? Haha Fixing metal lath round a door and pva'ing the walls won't save you any money on the plasterers price. If anything could end up costing you more if you dont do it properly and has to be done again
 
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