Scrim matting?

chazp

New Member
Hi
I have a small ceiling to plaster and there are a few cracks (see attached pic).
Would normal scrim tape be suitable, or should I go for that 'scrim matting' I've heard about?
If so, does it have a proper name other than 'scrim matting'?
Cheers
Ceiling Cracks.jpg
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
As @malc says looks like an over board jobby.

If over-board isn’t an option try screw it up. Scrim n bit of bonding over cracks then skim
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Yup. Board it. You'd have to bond that anyway, or it's be cat-face city by the end of it.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Personally I'd tape the cracks and Artex it with a really heavy pattern.
Once fully dry I get @lurpak round to skim it.
This 'may' not be your cheapest option.
 

chazp

New Member
Thanks everyone - I'll board over.
There is a small curved part (It's under a stairwell), so would some sort of bonding be best there - to 'join' the boarded areas?
Cheers
 

choppa

Well-Known Member
Thanks everyone - I'll board over.
There is a small curved part (It's under a stairwell), so would some sort of bonding be best there - to 'join' the boarded areas?
Cheers
Yes mate over board and curve with bonding skim away.
 
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