Patchy plaster

Sdoh

New Member
Hi I’ve plastered a friends bedroom a couple of weeks ago, all the plaster is now dry apart from some patches which is still dark and not dry he’s had the heating on and also the window open for ventilation I’m beginning to panic as he’s wanting it painting is there anything I can do he’d had some issues with water damage originally from a leaky roof which he’s had resolved. I had to hack some plaster off where there had been water damage and waited 2 weeks before bonding and then a week later I skimmed 2 coats one of the damp patches is not where the plaster was previously damaged so my question is, is there anything I can do any advise is appreciated as I’ve just qualified I’ve attached a photo the three dark patches at the top is where the damage was originally and I bonded and the bit on the right hand side of the cupboard was not where the damage was.
 

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The Hobo

Well-Known Member
Hi I’ve plastered a friends bedroom a couple of weeks ago, all the plaster is now dry apart from some patches which is still dark and not dry he’s had the heating on and also the window open for ventilation I’m beginning to panic as he’s wanting it painting is there anything I can do he’d had some issues with water damage originally from a leaky roof which he’s had resolved. I had to hack some plaster off where there had been water damage and waited 2 weeks before bonding and then a week later I skimmed 2 coats one of the damp patches is not where the plaster was previously damaged so my question is, is there anything I can do any advise is appreciated as I’ve just qualified I’ve attached a photo the three dark patches at the top is where the damage was originally and I bonded and the bit on the right hand side of the cupboard was not where the damage was.
is a lath plaster wall looks to me like debris could be trapped behind and still damp
 

Sdoh

New Member
Hi thanks for replies the bit lower down was not bonded I just skimmed over the old plaster which looked and felt sound kind regards
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Hi thanks for replies the bit lower down was not bonded I just skimmed over the old plaster which looked and felt sound kind regards
No sense fretting about it now, is there? It'll dry eventually. Just fob customer off with a bit of mumbo jumbo about varying absorbent qualities of differing backgrounds...old newspaper behind it or something, be reet. I haven't got x ray eyes you know. (f**k me, I believed my own waffle there and I've never even seen the job)

Then just forget about it until he rings to say it's blown, which he won't.
 
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