Hi,

This is my first post here and just looking for some advice. I am currently working on my hallway and landing and after stripping paper I found that the plaster was coming away from the wall. I have decided to give this job a go myself and have removed all the plaster and the surface beneath appears to be blockwork. I have done a little research and from what I can gather it looks like the best way to approach this will be to use hardwall as a backing plaster and skim with multi finish. As this is my first time attempting plastering I have a few questions...

1.) Will hardwall and multi finish be the best products to use for this? I am going to be plastering level with the door frames to be able to fit new architrave.

2.) When applying the hardwall, can I just build up in one layer, set back about 3mm from door frames to leave room for multi finish.

3.) Do I need to use 2 coats of multi finish for this size wall or will 1 coat be sufficient.

4.) Will I need to use a feather edge for the backing plaster or could I get a flat finish with just a trowel as the wall is so small?

5.) There are some rather large gaps between the blockwork and door frames/ceiling. Will these need attention first or can they just be packed out with hardwall?

Any advice is much appreciated

Thanks

Steve

This is my first post here and just looking for some advice. I am currently working on my hallway and landing and after stripping paper I found that the plaster was coming away from the wall. I have decided to give this job a go myself and have removed all the plaster and the surface beneath appears to be blockwork. I have done a little research and from what I can gather it looks like the best way to approach this will be to use hardwall as a backing plaster and skim with multi finish. As this is my first time attempting plastering I have a few questions...

1.) Will hardwall and multi finish be the best products to use for this? I am going to be plastering level with the door frames to be able to fit new architrave.

2.) When applying the hardwall, can I just build up in one layer, set back about 3mm from door frames to leave room for multi finish.

3.) Do I need to use 2 coats of multi finish for this size wall or will 1 coat be sufficient.

4.) Will I need to use a feather edge for the backing plaster or could I get a flat finish with just a trowel as the wall is so small?

5.) There are some rather large gaps between the blockwork and door frames/ceiling. Will these need attention first or can they just be packed out with hardwall?

Any advice is much appreciated

Thanks

Steve