Skimming over old browning / bonding.

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Chris Fowler

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Folks I'm after your wisdom

I'm no plaster, but I'm fairly competent in skimming over plasterboard.

Doing a kitchen at the moment and the wall isn't the best.

Got the tiles off and under is a flexible grey coat of who knows what and under that, the original browning / bonding coat.

Rather than rip everything off I want to skimming over it. As its quite old (and a little crumbly in places), do I use a week mix of pva and water just to hold it together, or just a coat of pure PVA to seal it then crack on when its dried.

Would be really grateful on some advice on the best prep for skimming.

Thanks all
 

hollybank

Private Member
Folks I'm after your wisdom

I'm no plaster, but I'm fairly competent in skimming over plasterboard.

Doing a kitchen at the moment and the wall isn't the best.

Got the tiles off and under is a flexible grey coat of who knows what and under that, the original browning / bonding coat.

Rather than rip everything off I want to skimming over it. As its quite old (and a little crumbly in places), do I use a week mix of pva and water just to hold it together, or just a coat of pure PVA to seal it then crack on when its dried.

Would be really grateful on some advice on the best prep for skimming.

Thanks all
@themucky1
 

Sitemonkey

Active Member
Folks I'm after your wisdom

I'm no plaster, but I'm fairly competent in skimming over plasterboard.

Doing a kitchen at the moment and the wall isn't the best.

Got the tiles off and under is a flexible grey coat of who knows what and under that, the original browning / bonding coat.

Rather than rip everything off I want to skimming over it. As its quite old (and a little crumbly in places), do I use a week mix of pva and water just to hold it together, or just a coat of pure PVA to seal it then crack on when its dried.

Would be really grateful on some advice on the best prep for skimming.

Thanks all
Folks I'm after your wisdom

I'm no plaster, but I'm fairly competent in skimming over plasterboard.

Doing a kitchen at the moment and the wall isn't the best.

Got the tiles off and under is a flexible grey coat of who knows what and under that, the original browning / bonding coat.

Rather than rip everything off I want to skimming over it. As its quite old (and a little crumbly in places), do I use a week mix of pva and water just to hold it together, or just a coat of pure PVA to seal it then crack on when its dried.

Would be really grateful on some advice on the best prep for skimming.

Thanks all
Mix some strong pva 50 /50 water and a tight coat of bonding then skim it
 

themucky1

Well-Known Member
Folks I'm after your wisdom

I'm no plaster, but I'm fairly competent in skimming over plasterboard.

Doing a kitchen at the moment and the wall isn't the best.

Got the tiles off and under is a flexible grey coat of who knows what and under that, the original browning / bonding coat.

Rather than rip everything off I want to skimming over it. As its quite old (and a little crumbly in places), do I use a week mix of pva and water just to hold it together, or just a coat of pure PVA to seal it then crack on when its dried.

Would be really grateful on some advice on the best prep for skimming.

Thanks all
Yes
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
Fuk using pva full stop . Tack dab n skim fuk that domestic dogshite. Tools coated in bonding and pva all day . No thanks
Winters coming, enjoy the site work mate.

winter is coming GIF
 

paulf

Well-Known Member
Fuk using pva full stop . Tack dab n skim fuk that domestic dogshite. Tools coated in bonding and pva all day . No thanks
Bonding is horrible stuff for tools, worked on a site and the spec was Bonding/carlite finish.
So you float in the morning, but the changing over to finishing in the afternoon was a pain in the arse cos you had clean everything within an inch of it's life.
 

Sitemonkey

Active Member
Bonding is horrible stuff for tools, worked on a site and the spec was Bonding/carlite finish.
So you float in the morning, but the changing over to finishing in the afternoon was a pain in the arse cos you had clean everything within an inch of it's life.
Yes used to do loads of floating in bonding years ago fukin awful mixing in a bath . Fook that nowadays must have been insane
 
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