large wall down stairs

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diyer

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hello hope someone can help me :'(

i need to skim the wall down my stairs but it's quite large, can i do it in sections and if so how would i go about dividing it into sections, would the joins show?

thanks in advance ;)
 

user_removed

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personally mate i would get some1 to mix for u give it a good coat of pva and make sure u have got plenty of workroom.
i have jointed b4 in the past on a 40ft high double the lenth wall it did'nt crack but still not 1 to do it.
 
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bigsegs

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I hate featherin in...i'd always get another spread to give me a chuck if its over about 30 square, even if he's just layin on you can always flatten it behind him...
That said, long as you got a sander and plenty fine sandpaper it matters not :)
 

chris16

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Use scrim tape to divide the sections then peel it off after you have polished but while the plaster still has moisture in it, this give you a nice clean edge to feather into and has helped me in the past.

Lots of water and plenty of pressure
 

tomcat

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you sure its as big as you think?

often i have looked at theses walls thinking thats going to be a arm acher and allow 1 half 2 bags for first coat and 1 for 2nd, but it ends up being 1 bag first coat etc....they normaly look worse than they are?

good luck,.
 

diyer

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I hate featherin in...i'd always get another spread to give me a chuck if its over about 30 square, even if he's just layin on you can always flatten it behind him...
That said, long as you got a sander and plenty fine sandpaper it matters not :)

thanks for that its good advice i'll get someone to follow behind me flattening up
 
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bigsegs

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dont forget to let it pull in a bit first or all hell be doing is just pushing it round the wall...good luck!
Once you get crackin itll be easy..
 

Lee101

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I've started using the Wickes bonding stuff on anything that's big enough to cause me problems. It's a bit more expensive than PVA but it's worth it if you can avoid featherin' in.

I did a ceiling the other day which was on the large side. I gave my Marshalltown Trowel a pre-match team talk and even put Motorhead's Ace Of Spades on the CD player (a track reserved for the toughest jobs). As it happens I was getting my knickers in a twist over nothing.

The first coat went on fine and the second was hanging about long enough for me and my trowel to enjoy a ham and cheese cob. They're his favourite you know.

It's been a long day  :-[
 
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bigsegs

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u mean ive been wastin my money on prawn cocktail for the trowel?? I always thought trowels were allergic to cheese??
 
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