Apr 18, 2008 3:40 pm
I removed some skirting boards and seem to have inadvertently removed the paper coating of the plasterboard below. I now have a crumbly strip at the bottom of the wall where I want to reattach the skirting boards, but it looks too fragile. I thought to either remove and replace the pasterboard (seems rather difficult) or paint some adhesive type product over the exposed plaster.
Re: Repair Plasterboard2
Apr 18, 2008 4:04 pm
To patch it, cut the hole a little larger, get another piece of plaster and using plaster adhesive stick the piece in behind. Clamp it if you can. Then once that's dry, cut and glue a new piece in the hole. Taper the edge of the hole and plaster patch with a knife and use plaster to fill the hole around the edge. Sand , prime and paint.
Dunno if there's an adhesive you can spray or roll on.
If the skirting will cover the hole, don't worry about fixing it.
plaster drama - more info3
Apr 18, 2008 4:31 pm
Thanks for the advice - its not actually a hole though. the entire section of paper under the skirting board has peeled off the plaster - leaving a strip of exposed plaster about 5cm x 4m. I need to replace the skirting boards but am concerned if I try to hammer anything into this it will just turn to dust.
Re: Repair Plasterboard5
Apr 19, 2008 5:22 pm
I meant cut out the partwith no paper on it and replace it. But 4m long....
As above, there will be a piece of timber along the base of the wall (roughly 2 inches high), that's what you nail skirting to. As long as you skirting covers it up you'll have no issue.
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