Lumpy walls

Maxwell Dennis

New Member
Hi guys, brand new to the forum.
I had my walls skimmed mid December and since then I mist coated and painted. Only just got round to putting up the wall lights and once I turned them on I was greeted by this! Any advice on what could be causing this, is it simply bad plastering or is there an underlying issue?
Cheers in advance.
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stuart23

Private Member
No denying it that is very rough work. As said the lights aren’t doing you any favours but that’s a mess
 

Danny

Administrator
Shining a light up anything will highlight the defects but that does not look good at all
 

Maxwell Dennis

New Member
I understand that the light will show up all imperfections but are those marks down to bad plastering or could they be something else? Because the plasterer will be returning to the job and I don' want to get fobbed off with an excuse or told that it's moisture or something.
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
I understand that the light will show up all imperfections but are those marks down to bad plastering or could they be something else? Because the plasterer will be returning to the job and I don' want to get fobbed off with an excuse or told that it's moisture or something.
It's bad plastering. Damp would have shown itself already. I'd be supremely embarrassed if that was my work
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
I understand that the light will show up all imperfections but are those marks down to bad plastering or could they be something else? Because the plasterer will be returning to the job and I don' want to get fobbed off with an excuse or told that it's moisture or something.
No Sir.

He's plastered that with a dishcloth and no mistake.

I'd suggest that the fellow who did that isn't a plasterer at all. Looks like a Para did it to me.

You say he's coming back? Tell him to do one and if you haven't paid him, then don't.
 

zombie

Private Member
Hang on a minute before every 1 starts giving it the bigun!!!!

Simple question and simple answer is this...

What does it look like in normal daylight conditions without those hideous halogen sidelight shining across them???

If the answer is fine then there is nothing wrong with his work.. .

Side Light can absoloutley destroy the bezt work in the world!!!
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Just looking at the pics on my smart phone and you could see the undulations straight away. Clicked on photo to zoom in and thought I was on the moon!
Not good, as everyone else has already said...
 

stuart23

Private Member
Hang on a minute before every 1 starts giving it the bigun!!!!

Simple question and simple answer is this...

What does it look like in normal daylight conditions without those hideous halogen sidelight shining across them???

If the answer is fine then there is nothing wrong with his work.. .

Side Light can absoloutley destroy the bezt work in the world!!!
You done it didn’t you
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
Hang on a minute before every 1 starts giving it the bigun!!!!

Simple question and simple answer is this...

What does it look like in normal daylight conditions without those hideous halogen sidelight shining across them???

If the answer is fine then there is nothing wrong with his work.. .

Side Light can absoloutley destroy the bezt work in the world!!!
Certainly to a point, but have you zoomed in on it? I definitely won't be owning up to this one and admitting it was me and returning to sort it out like I promised! :inocente:
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Hang on a minute before every 1 starts giving it the bigun!!!!

Simple question and simple answer is this...

What does it look like in normal daylight conditions without those hideous halogen sidelight shining across them???

If the answer is fine then there is nothing wrong with his work.. .

Side Light can absoloutley destroy the bezt work in the world!!!
It's not just some shadows showing up after the light changed.

There's whacking great craters in it and trowel marks and all sorts.
 

Mouldyoldspudgun

Well-Known Member
That is s**t, there is no excuse for that, any one can make a f**k up but that is pretty much unforgivable however he should be given the opportunity to put it right
 

zolco

Private Member
Hang on a minute before every 1 starts giving it the bigun!!!!

Simple question and simple answer is this...

What does it look like in normal daylight conditions without those hideous halogen sidelight shining across them???

If the answer is fine then there is nothing wrong with his work.. .

Side Light can absoloutley destroy the bezt work in the world!!!
f**k that, you can park an aircraft carrier in some of them craters with or without lights
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
I can't believe it was only noticed once the lights were on:endesacuerdo:
Fella during the boom, a baker by trade.

Woke up one day and noticed how much money the builders were making, so he crossed out 'baker' and wrote 'builder' on the side of his van (I kid you not)

Knowing perfectly well that the customer had no idea what he was looking at until it was painted, he'd produce a piece of paper at the end of the job and ask them to sign it off.


When they rang to complain, he'd say, 'I'm terribly sorry, Sir. You've signed the job off to your satisfaction'.
 

Maxwell Dennis

New Member
In the chaps defence he has agreed to come back next week, and obviously everyone can have bad days and deserve a chance to make good! I can deal with a certain amount of imperfections especially under direct downlighting but this seemed (now confirmed by all you helpful commenters) to be a little rough. I'll update you all next week after his return.
 

zolco

Private Member
In the chaps defence he has agreed to come back next week, and obviously everyone can have bad days and deserve a chance to make good! I can deal with a certain amount of imperfections especially under direct downlighting but this seemed (now confirmed by all you helpful commenters) to be a little rough. I'll update you all next week after his return.
Good on you giving him a chance (y)
 

zombie

Private Member
In the chaps defence he has agreed to come back next week, and obviously everyone can have bad days and deserve a chance to make good! I can deal with a certain amount of imperfections especially under direct downlighting but this seemed (now confirmed by all you helpful commenters) to be a little rough. I'll update you all next week after his return.
What does it look like in normal day light?

This is how plastering should be judged
 

puddove

Private Member
[QUOTE="Vincey, post: 1100768, member: 31406"]I’ve done loads of walls that look crap , would always go back if light made it look rubbisher, all part of the job.

Out of interest was it artex that was skimmed over?[/QUOTE]


are you sure your a plasterer vincey sounds more like a DIY er :inocente::reloco:
 

Vincey

Private Member
[QUOTE="Vincey, post: 1100768, member: 31406"]I’ve done loads of walls that look crap , would always go back if light made it look rubbisher, all part of the job.

Out of interest was it artex that was skimmed over?

are you sure your a plasterer vincey sounds more like a DIY er :inocente::reloco:[/QUOTE]
I’m just one of the very few honest guys on here pud mate :numberone:
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
Hi guys, brand new to the forum.
I had my walls skimmed mid December and since then I mist coated and painted. Only just got round to putting up the wall lights and once I turned them on I was greeted by this! Any advice on what could be causing this, is it simply bad plastering or is there an underlying issue?
Cheers in advance.View attachment 20949 View attachment 20951
id be more worried about my house going on fire.....some cables there sir !!!!
 
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