Rendering over wooden lintel

mrmeanor

New Member
I've found some wooden lintels after I removed a load of blown plaster back to the brickwork.

Up until now I've been applying a cement render followed by drywall (due to thickness of old plaster).

Will cement stick onto the wooden lintels or does it need scrim tape or something? Does the wood need to be sealed with something to prevent too much suction?
 

smoother09

Well-Known Member
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ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
I've found some wooden lintels after I removed a load of blown plaster back to the brickwork.

Up until now I've been applying a cement render followed by drywall (due to thickness of old plaster).

Will cement stick onto the wooden lintels or does it need scrim tape or something? Does the wood need to be sealed with something to prevent too much suction?

If it’s internal, then just screw some plasterboard over it.
 

Brimstone

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Cement will stick to wood about as well as it'll stick to glass!
1) Plasterboard screwed on - could work but will probably crack around it later/sooner as differs from cement render.
2) EML &ct render - trad recommended solution, but can also crack if not taken out past the timber. Or, 2b) counter intuitively, fix eml to brickwork and not the wood. eml reinforces render so timber can move and not crack surface.
3) Semi -cheat - screw some cement board over timber instead of plaster board, then as 2 a or 2b.
 

Retired Spread

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I've found some wooden lintels after I removed a load of blown plaster back to the brickwork.

Up until now I've been applying a cement render followed by drywall (due to thickness of old plaster).

Will cement stick onto the wooden lintels or does it need scrim tape or something? Does the wood need to be sealed with something to prevent too much suction?
take wood lintels out replace with concrete ones
 

smoother09

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used them back in the 60-70s for sea fishing and warming the hands on
Reminds me of me old man Tilly lamps he always had um for fishing and rabbiting with dogs when I was a kid didn't they run of metholated spirits can remember the smell lol
 

Brimstone

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Got a nice Tilley lamp myself, used but still in its box. Was a lifesaver during the dark days of the 3-day week power strikes. They're still made, moved from Belfast to Guildford in 2000.
 
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